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David Robert "Dave" Berry (born 14 September 1978 in Lewisham, London)[1] is a British TV and radio presenter. Berry presented The Capital Breakfast Show alongside George Shelley and Lilah Parsons. It was announced in February 2017 that he would be joining Absolute Radio from 2 October 2017 to host a new weekday show.[2]

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Born
David Robert Berry

(1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 40)
NationalityBritish
OccupationRadio DJ, TV presenter
Years activeLate 1990s–present
EmployerAbsolute Radio
Spouse(s)Sarah-Jane Davies (m. 2018)
Children1

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CareerEdit

TailoringEdit

Berry began work in 'The Observatory', a South London vintage clothes shop. He joined a modelling agency where he participated in campaigns for Ted Baker, French Connection, Toni & Guy and Burton. In 2009 he co-founded 'October House',[3] a tailoring brand making bespoke suits from British fabrics. Clients include David Gandy,[4] Scott Parker,[5] Miles Kane, Mark Cavendish, Jamie Scallion and Johnny Harris. Berry reportedly wore a three piece suit while presenting the Capital Breakfast Show.[citation needed]

TelevisionEdit

From 2008 until 2014, Berry presented episodes of The Hot Desk on ITV2. He co-presented the 2012 series Beat TV on ITV2 alongside Laura Whitmore and Darren McMullen. Since 2013, Berry has been a regular panellist on Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole on ITV. He has also been a regular reporter on Holly Willoughby's Surprise Surprise.

Berry presented Soccer Aid: Extra Time in 2010 and again in 2012.

He presented the show Takeaway My Takeaway on Channel 4. He has been nominated for a Rose D'Or Award, Broadcast Award and a BAFTA award.[citation needed]

RadioEdit

Berry's radio career began on Capital Radio in 2007 where he presented the Saturday afternoon show. Soon after, he was employed by alternative indie rock station XFM[6] whose previous presenters include Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Simon Pegg, Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. He hosted the Dave Berry Saturday Show for 12 weeks, the drivetime show for almost two years, and the XFM Breakfast Show which achieved some of XFM's highest RAJAR figures.[7][8]

On 15 April 2011 he left XFM to present the weekend breakfast show on Capital Radio (now known as Capital London).[9][10]

On 25 December 2011, he presented his final weekend Capital London, after the announcement that he would replace Johnny Vaughan on Capital Breakfast (London) on 3 January 2012.[11] He hosted the Capital Breakfast (London) show every weekday morning from 6am - 10am with a national broadcast across the Capital network on Saturdays.[12]

Berry has won the Radio Academy Gold Award for Breakfast Show of the Year and is a two-time winner of the TRIC Award for Best Radio/ Digital Radio Programme.[citation needed]

In April 2017 Berry left Capital and subsequently has been replaced on the Capital Breakfast (London) show.[2] He began presenting 4-7pm on Absolute Radio from 2 October 2017 with his co-host Matt Dyson.[13] Berry also presented a 7-10pm show on Absolute Radio's sister station Absolute Radio 90s every Monday-Thursday. In March 2018, it was confirmed that Berry would replace Christian O'Connell as the host of the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show.[14] Berry began presenting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show on 4 June 2018 where he was joined by Dyson and the show's newsreaders Glenn Moore and Emma Jones.

JournalismEdit

Berry contributes to The Guardian,[15][16] to online men's lifestyle magazine Blokely[17][18] and began regularly blogging for the news website Huffington Post UK in July 2012.,[19][20] He has also contributed to The Daily Telegraph.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Berry married charity Communications and Marketing Consultant Sarah-Jane Davies in March 2018. He was engaged to Sugababes singer Heidi Range.[22][23] In 2012 he was appointed ambassador for the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.[24] He is ambassador for YouCan Youth Cancer Support which operates in London, Kent and the south east, and Balls To Cancer - a Midland's based charity raising awareness for male cancer.[citation needed]

He stated in The Guardian that a disastrous, bleeding tattoo at 17 was a 'moment that changed me'.[25]

On 28 August 2018, Berry announced on his Absolute Radio breakfast show that he and Davies were expecting their first child.[26] Their daughter Evangeline was born in December 2018.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b "Dave Berry to leave Capital for Absolute Radio – RadioToday". www.radiotoday.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Decisions: Neil Fennell, October House". Management Today. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  4. ^ "London Collections: Men Live Blog". GQ Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  5. ^ "England captain Scott Parker in FHM!". FHM Magazine. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Weekend changes at Xfm London". Radio Today. Retrieved 21 December 2007.
  7. ^ "Dave Berry takes XFM breakfast".
  8. ^ "Dave Berry on XFM breakfast". Archived from the original on 27 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Berry goes from Xfm to Capital". RadioToday.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  10. ^ "Berry goes from Xfm to Capital". XFM.co.uk. Archived from the original on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  11. ^ "New breakfast show host gives his Capital FM bosses cause for alarm". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Capital FM Schedule". CapitalFM.com.
  13. ^ "Absolute Radio confirms autumn schedule changes". Radio Today. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Dave Berry to host Absolute Radio breakfast show". 15 March 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  15. ^ Berry, Dave (18 June 2015). "A moment that changed me – the tattoo that got me fired when I was 17 - Dave Berry" – via www.theguardian.com.
  16. ^ Berry, Dave (16 February 2016). "A work reunion? I've been naked in front of some of these people – I'm not sure - Dave Berry" – via www.theguardian.com.
  17. ^ "Dave Berry joins Blokely". Red Pages website. The Profile Group. 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  18. ^ "Men's Lifestyle". blokely.com magazine. blokely.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  19. ^ "Dave Berry's Hidden London". Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  20. ^ "The Hole in the Fence". HuffPost UK.
  21. ^ Berry, Dave (16 October 2013). "Dave Berry: the 10 albums every man should own" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  22. ^ Sugababes sizzle in new video as they leave their troubles of 2009 behind Mail Online, 9 January 2010
  23. ^ "Sugababes' Heidi Range and Dave Berry split". The Sun. London. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  24. ^ "Berry becomes ambassador". CAFC.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  25. ^ "A moment that changed me - the tattoo that got me fired when I was 17". 18 June 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  26. ^ August 2018, 28. "Absolute Radio's Dave Berry to become a dad for first time". www.femalefirst.co.uk.
  27. ^ December 2018, 10. "Dave Berry is a dad". www.femalefirst.co.uk.

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