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  • What's Your

    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

  • 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 in Lincolnshire with his fiancée, two sons George and Jack, 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 20 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, hosting Channel 5 daytime game show, Going for Gold, and many more.

    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, which 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?
    Having Pollyanna Pickering crash into the set after a dance on air.

    Tell us a secret
    Then it wouldn't be a secret!

    What's your idea of the perfect Sunday (when you're not working)?
    At home having a roast with the family.

    Who do you most admire and why?
    Anyone who overcomes anything!

    What is the trait you most deplore in yourself and others?
    Deplore! Ooh, that's heavy. I don't really deplore or hate anything. But I do loathe injustice of any kind.

    Aside from property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
    Ahh, easy – my cars!

    What is your guiltiest pleasure?
    Lemon drizzle cake and a bit of Gogglebox!

    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 the ScanNCut and anything wood-based.

    Which phrase do you overuse?

    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!