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About Dean Wilson

"I love being at Ideal World and Create and Craft, it feels like I've come home!"

Originally from Epsom in Surrey, Dean now lives in a small village near Peterborough with his partner and their dog Buster.

Not many people know that Dean's TV career started as a weather presenter on Sky, before he entered the world of Home Shopping 15 years ago. However, Dean has also been seen on many shows over the years, from The Golf Channel, the UK's first interactive quiz channel, many UK infomercials and recently, hosting Channel 5 daytime game show Going for Gold.

Although his work has taken him from London to LA in his time, Dean's heart has always been at home with Create and Craft and its wonderful viewers.

Dean still likes to be creative in his spare time and the last 18 months has seen him produce and present a range of adventure motorcycling DVDs, after fulfilling a lifetime ambition to learn to ride and have an adventure! His hobbies include golf, walking, eating out, furniture restoration and being with his family.


What did you do before Create and Craft?

TV presenter for 15 years, but also had my own furniture business.

Most embarrassing on-screen moment?

The couple of times a naughty word has slipped out.

Tell us a secret

No, I'm too trustworthy!

What's your idea of the perfect Sunday (when you're not working)?

At home walking the dog with my family.

Who do you most admire and why?

Anyone fighting for our country.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself and others?

Deplore! Ooh, that's heavy, I don't really deplore or hate anything.

Aside from property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?

Ahh, easy, my cars!

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

The odd glass of wine.

How would you like to be remembered?

Someone who said 'yes' more than 'no'.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?


Favourite Create and Craft product?

There are loads, but probably my Karcher.

Which phrase do you overuse?

"Buster, indoors!" (to my dog).

If you could travel back in time, which period would you visit?

The '90s to see my mum and nan again.

Share your best crafty tip:

Measure twice, cut once!

Favourite …

  • Food: Anything lemony
  • Drink: Water
  • Film: Arthur
  • Music/Band: Anything that makes me smile!
  • Colour: Red
  • Season: Spring
  • Book: The Dictionary - I love words!
  • Place: Barbados
  • Smell: Fresh bedlinen off the line