Charlie Dimmock

Charlie Dimmock (born Charlotte Elouise Dimmock on August 10, 1966 in Southampton and brought up in Romsey,[1] Hampshire) is an English gardening expert and presenter. She is a former pupil of The Mountbatten School in Romsey, Hampshire.

She first came to the public's attention in 1997, when she joined the BBC gardening series Ground Force. She also achieved a certain level of fame for choosing not to wear bras under her T-shirt.[1] She also famously pronounces the word 'Garden' as 'Gaaarden'.

Since then, she has presented such programmes as The Joy of Gardening, Charlie's Garden Army, and she has also presented coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show.[2]

In 2003, she competed in the Macmillan 4x4 UK Challenge charity event, raising the profile of the event considerably, which now raises approximately £100,000 per year for Macmillan Cancer Support.[3]

In 2004, she appeared in the Channel 4 reality TV show, The Games. She has also appeared on American television, presenting a gardening slot on The Early Show on CBS.[4] In September 2006, she appeared on the BBC series Celebrity Masterchef. [5]

She has also published several gardening books, including the BBC Ground Force books 'Water Garden Workbook' and 'Container Gardening', as well as 'Enjoy Your Garden', a book on general gardening published in 2000.

Charlie also wrote a weekly gardening column in the Mail on Sunday for many years, although as of 13th January 2008 the paper has changed its format and these columns have now been discontinued.

Her mother and step-father were both killed in the 2004 Asian tsunami.[6]

In recent years, Charlie has enjoyed some success with a local ITV Meridian series called 'River Walks', in which she walks along various rivers in Southern England, visiting landmarks and attractions along the way, as well as meeting people who live and work on the rivers. The third series was broadcast on ITV1 Meridian in January 2008. [7]

Charlie was the President of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) 2003-2004 and presented their prestigious Awards Ceremony that year. TRIC has honoured stars and celebrities each year for three decades and the winners’ roll call reads like a who’s who in the radio and television industry.

Charlie Dimmock

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