Dick and Dom
Richard's talent for presenting and writing have gained him success in his two chosen fields - on screen and on the stage.
In 2002 Richard signed exclusively to CBBC as one of the main faces of the network.
Richard can be seen every Saturday on The CBBC Channel and BBC ONE and Sunday morning on The CBBC Channel presenting the award-winning Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, a groundbreaking entertainment show which was developed especially for Rich and his co-presenter Dominic Wood.
They are now the proud owners of two children's Baftas that they picked up in 2004 for the best presenter and best entertainment categories.
Dick and Dom developed the Bafta-nominated series Bring It On (with Dick and Dom) for BBC ONE.
Born on 12 August 1976, Richard has never wavered in his pursuit of a career in broadcasting.
In his hometown of Sheffield he gained valuable experience presenting hospital radio for Sheffield Children's Hospital. Here he prepared and presented his own programme for eight years, as well as presenting on the hospital's television station.
During his college years, from 1992 to 1994, he studied media whilst also presenting a live children's programme for Meadowhall Television. He was also an avid participant in amateur dramatics.
From January 1996 until April 2000, Richard was the in-vision links presenter for CBBC.
As well as giving him four years of live television experience, this afforded Richard the opportunity to pursue his love of the stage and to become involved in various charities including NCH, a children's charity.
Further television experience includes presenting CITV's On Safari.
Richard has appeared in four pantomimes, receiving rave reviews in Aladdin at The Empire Theatre in Sunderland (1999/2000). He was Buttons in Jim Davidson's Effective Productions' Cinderella at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton (2000-2001) and Wishee Washee in Aladdin at Bath Theatre Royal (2001/2002).
Most recently, he appeared as an idle Jack in UK Productions' Dick Whittington at the Lyceum Theatre in his home town, Sheffield (2002/2003).
Dominic has achieved success both as a television presenter and as an award-winning member of the Magic Circle.
In 1999, he became the first children's presenter ever to have two series running simultaneously on both the BBC and ITV.
In 2002 Dom signed exclusively to CBBC as one of the main faces of the network.
Dom can be seen with his colleague Richard McCourt (Dick) in the award-winning Dick and Dom in da Bungalow every Saturday and Sunday morning.
Dom first appeared on television in 1996 on CBBC's Friday Zone and from this was asked to present the highly-acclaimed CBBC Broom Cupboard until 1998.
In 1998 he secured his own series on CBBC called Animal Magic.
Dom has also presented two series of Jungle Run for CITV. This was the biggest game show ever made for the channel and was nominated for an RTS Award.
He was a regular contributor on Fully Booked, FBi and Live & Kicking. He has also presented two series of CBBC's Hyperlinks and The Really Wild Show.
Christmas 2001 saw Dom hosting the Christmas Shows at the Magic Circle in London. In 2001 Dom launched his own range of magic products, all entitled Simply Magic. The Simply Magic video won the HEW Video Industry Award for the Best Children's Programming.
Dom regularly performed magic on various television programmes including Record Breakers, where he achieved the world record for the most amount of card tricks performed in one minute.
His magical talents are substantial and his prestigious achievements include a straitjacket escape on Houdini's birthday, 24 March 1999; British Magical Champion 1998; World Record for Card Tricks 1998; IBM Shield for Sleight of Hand 1996; Young Magician of the Year 1995 and Junior Reading Day Champion 1994.
Dom is also an author and has recently published his first children's novel, Dom and the Magic Topper