Alan Dedicoat

Alan Dedicoat

Alan "Deadly" Dedicoat (born 1954, in Hollywood, Worcestershire) is a senior British continuity announcer for BBC Radio who can also be heard on BBC Television. He leads a team of 15 announcers and was, until recently, a regular sidekick to the now retired Sir Terry Wogan on Radio 2's breakfast programme, "Wake Up to Wogan", where he was most commonly known as "Deadly".


He is also known as the "Voice of the Balls" on the National Lottery TV programmes on BBC One.

He was educated at King Edward VI School for Boys in Birmingham, and the University of Birmingham.

His radio career took off at BBC Pebble Mill where he worked as a station assistant for BBC Radio Birmingham, and then he spent four more years in Plymouth and Exeter as a producer/presenter for BBC Radio Devon.

In 1987 Alan joined the Presentation Department of BBC Radio 2 at Broadcasting House in London as an announcer voicing trails and promotions.

Since 1995 Alan has been providing live commentary for the National Lottery draw shows on BBC Television.

2005 saw him make his US TV debut as the voice-over announcer for ABC's Dancing with the Stars.


He is the co-owner (with some fellow radio announcers) of a Routemaster (one of London's famous red double-decker buses).