- Name: Dean Macey
- Birth Date: 12/12/1977
- Born: Rochford, UK
- Lives: Canvey Island, Essex
It was at successive Olympics that Dean firmly established himself in the hearts of the nation – achieving, against all odds and overcoming injuries, 4th place at Sydney in 2000 and then Athens 4 years later. His decathlon career also saw him record the second best score ever for a UK athlete, behind only Daley Thompson; a Silver Medal at the 1999 World Championships and a Gold Medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Dean’s body eventually gave in and forced him into retirement in the summer of 2008 having just failed to qualify for his 3rd Olympics.
Dean has been a member of the Channel 4 athletics team as well as featuring as a mentor in CBBC’s Ultimate Sports Day; a landmark 11 part series that saw the nation’s most talented sporting kids battle to win their place, and then compete in a unique set of games, testing their core skill sets to become USD Champions. Dean’s popularity and appeal, to brands and broadcasters alike, continues past his retirement.
Away from athletics Dean has a passion for Angling and this has led to various television presenting roles and commercial partnerships in the sector. Dean is a guest presenter on Sky Sport’s Tight Lines and other television roles include The Bobsleigh Challenge for BBC1, which led to Dean doing co-commentary for Eurosport’s Bobsleigh coverage, Celebrity Masterchef 2010 on BBC1 and Celebrity Mastermind as well as being Celebrity Total Wipeout Champion in 2011. Dean also joined the commentary boxes of both Radio 5 Live and Al Jazeera for The XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi and The 16th Asian Games from Guangzhou in China respectively.
Dean joined the Al Jazeera presentation team for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as writing a regular column for the Guardian.