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BeanoMaster202 posts since 4 Nov 2014
Meridian (South) South Today
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/dick-dom-20

Tomorrow (Friday 14th) will mark 20 years since Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood first appeared on CBBC. They will be in CBBC's continuity (CBBC HQ) from 16:00 until 21:00 talking about their highlights. Some of their programmes will also be shown:

15:55 - Splatalot
19:30 - Diddy TV (two episodes)
20:00 - Da Dick and Dom Dairies - Da Best of Da Bungalow
20:30 - The Legend of Dick and Dom

Their appearance on talk show Hacker Time will be broadcast on Saturday (15th) at 15:50.

Series 5 of their show Absolute Genius begins on Wednesday (19th) at 17:00.

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kernow598 posts since 18 Jan 2006
That's a long time to be on children's tv. Most people would have moved on long before then.

I'm guessing this is either because they have chosen to stay in children's tv, or have struggled to find other presenting roles.
Inspector Sands10,614 posts since 25 Aug 2004
That's a long time to be on children's tv. Most people would have moved on long before then.

I'm guessing this is either because they have chosen to stay in children's tv, or have struggled to find other presenting roles.

Yes, they have strayed into non-childrens TV but it didn't really work out, not surprising really as I can't see what they could do without changing their whole act.

What is quite surprising though is that they stayed working for CBBC despite Richard being in the papers for his drug use
BeanoMaster202 posts since 4 Nov 2014
Meridian (South) South Today
That's a long time to be on children's tv. Most people would have moved on long before then.

I'm guessing this is either because they have chosen to stay in children's tv, or have struggled to find other presenting roles.

I don't think it would work if they presented "adult's" TV, it wouldn't be the same. There seem to be quite a children's TV presenters that have been doing it for a long time: Sam & Mark (11 years), Barney Harwood (14 years), Justin Fletcher (19 years), Naomi Wilkinson (17 years) and Ed Petrie (12 years) just to name a few.
deejay2,507 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
Also don't forget Chris Jarvis, who worked on CBBC when it was still done from the Broomcupboard and Pres A. Wikipedia says he joined in 1992, was at itv/Ch4 for a couple of years, then was part of the original CBeebies lineup.
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james-20011,576 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
What is quite surprising though is that they stayed working for CBBC despite Richard being in the papers for his drug use


I don't remember hearing about that, that's disapointing. I remember how let down I felt as a kid when it happened with Richard Bacon, and again when it was Mark Speight, who I respected a lot as a kid (though I was in my 20s by the time that came out).
Inspector Sands10,614 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Chris's on-screen partner Pui has been at Cbeebies since launch, 14 years ago... longer if you count her work before that as a tellytubby

Sidney Sloane is another remaining original presenter of Cbeebies