David Dickinson Bio Details

Full name

David Gulesserian





Date of birth

16 Aug 1941

Birth place

Stockport, Cheshire, UK


Antique Dealer

TV Presenter

Discovered he was adopted at the age of 12.  His adoptive parents told him they found him in Barnados, but knew his birth mother's identity.  It transpires his adoption had probably been a private arrangement between Jenny, his birth mother, and Joyce, his adoptive mother, who was Jenny's hairdresser when she became pregnant.  Despite learning of his birth mother's whereabouts at 28 and corresponding together, he never met her.  
Imprisoned at 19 for 4 years for mail order fraud.

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Relationship History

Lorne Lesley



Professional Partners

Camilla Dallerup

Strictly Come Dancing Partner

danced together from 15 May 2004
until 29 May 2004

David Dickinson Siblings

Ken Moss


other parent: Bert Moss

David Dickinson Family

David Dickinson's parents:

David Dickinson's mother was Jenny Gulessarian David Dickinson's adoptive father is Jim Dickinson David Dickinson's adoptive mother is Joyce Dickinson David Dickinson's step-father is Bert Moss

David Dickinson's current partners:

David Dickinson's wife is Lorne Lesley

David Dickinson's siblings:

David Dickinson's half-brother is Ken Moss

David Dickinson's grandparents:

David Dickinson's grandfather was Hrant Gulessarian David Dickinson's grandmother was Marie Gulessarian

David Dickinson's uncles and aunts:

David Dickinson's aunt is Marie Gulessarian

David Dickinson FameChain Links

Strictly Come Dancing 2004 Contestants - Series 1


Other people in this association:

Natasha Kaplinsky 2004

Lesley Garrett CBE 2004

Martin Offiah MBE 2004


I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here - (UK) 2005 - Series 5


Other people in this association:

Sid Owen 2005

Antony Costa 2005

Carol Thatcher 2005