Ian Dickson

Ian Dickson


3/28/1963, Birmingham, England

Birth Name

Ian Ross Perrygrove



Also Known As

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Ian 'Dicko' Dickson worked in the record industry for 20 years after graduating in 1985 from Nottingham University. On completion of his degree he moved to London with his girlfriend Mel. Dicko started writing reviews and features for British pop magazines Melody Maker and Record Mirror. In 1989…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Ian: (to Australian Idol contestant, Paulini Curuenavuli, which caused a media furore) You should choose more appropriate clothing or shed some pounds.

    • Dicko: I wouldn't mind having a pop at [Maria] Sharapova. I think she'd be a right grunter in the sack. And I'm a dud root, so I need all the help I can get.

    • Dicko: My fortunes changed when I moved to Australia. I had a great life back in the UK, earned a great living, had a great family and a great home life. I moved to Australia and everything got turned up to 11. About the hair, it looks 100 times better now. I saw Doug Mulray on StarStruck last night and I remember when I was playing football people used to say, "Mulray! Pass the ball, Mulray!" Just to sledge me, they used to call me Doug Mulray. Doug's a great bloke. If I had half of his wit, I'd be very happy.

    • Dicko: (on Dicko being a person or a character) I like to think I'm a person. Dicko wasn't a nickname or a character that I made up to go onto the show. What Idol did was show me how much one person with a voice and a network can resonate with the public. I guess it's hard not to play with that or even recognise it, but for me it's an acceptance of a personal failing if I start saying that Dicko's a character. I have to deal with what I said on the show, how people relate to it and if I try to deal with it as this third party, then we get into a really weird space.

    • Dicko: I'll be 100 per cent honest with you. My biggest challenge is alcohol. I'm drinking way too much. I've realised why famous people check themselves in and out of rehab all the time. Because if you're in the public eye with everyone staring, the only way I've found to dampen the fear is to down three drinks really quickly.

    • Dicko: (during auditions for Australian Idol) If the Bee Gees heard you sing that, you would finish the other brothers off.

    • Dicko: (on his comments to Paulini Curuenavuli on Australian Idol making the Top 50 most memorable moments on Australian television) I'm sure a lot of people thought it, and I thought I was being diplomatic! But everyone knows you probably shouldn't say that to a young lady. I'm really honoured it made the list, but the big question is: have I learnt my lesson? Probably not.

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    Ian 'Dicko' Dickson is British but has been living in Australia for 5 or 6 years now. He has been in and out with Network Seven. I think that he was best hosting My Restuarant Rules on channel 7 which was a brilliant show. I hope that they brings it bacl but he has to host it!