Alan Dedicote - Speaker
Alan Dedicoat - Toastmaster, Speaker, Host, Awards Presenter
Alan "Deadly" Dedicoat (born December 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 is also a regular sidekick to Sir Terry Wogan on Radio 2's breakfast programme, "Wake Up to Wogan", where he is 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 Camp Hill for Boys in Birmingham, and the University of Birmingham. He worked for four years at BBC Pebble Mill as a station assistant for BBC Radio Birmingham, and then for 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.
Since May 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.