David was born in 1941 and was adopted by a couple in Cheadle, Lancashire. His father died when he was 12 but he did have a happy childhood. As a kid, he was always swapping marbles or small things.
His grandmother sent him to a factory to
David is part French.
David is famous for his pin-striped suits and colourful glasses.
David loves listening to Elvis Presley.
David's nickname is "The Duke".
David likes U2 and Led Zepplin.
According to Loaded Magazine, David is #72 of Greatest Living Englishemn saying he was "like a mutant hybrid Arthur Daley and some check clothed thing out of 'The Wind In The Willows!'"
David does not like soap opearas. He prefers watching films.
David has American ancestry.
David is friends with Peter Stringfellow.
David has had the same hairstyle since 1969.
David is married to Lorne Lesley.
Chris Nicolau has been David's tailor for over forty years.
David has posed nude for The Radio Times.
David Dickinson received the National Television Award For The Most Popular Daytime Show in October 2002 for Bargain Hunt.
David appeared in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Camilla Dallerup.
David's catchphrases are:
"Cheap as Chips" and "That's A Bobby Dazler"!!
David (on Camilla, his dance partner for Strictly Come Dancing): She'd have done much better if she wasn't dancing with a 62 year-old elephant with two left feet.
David: We live, eat and breathe bollards.
David: I love my jazz hands!
David: Aren't genetics peculiar?