Tommy Sandhu

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Tommy Sandhu
Born (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 44)
Occupation disc jockey, remixer, record producer

Tommy Sandhu (born 24 November 1976) is an English disc jockey, remixer, record producer and television presenter who replaced Graham Skidmore as the voice on the dating game show Blind Date with Cilla Black for its final original series in 2002 and 2003. [1]

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Career

Sandhu's first presenting job was with Tess Daly on Smash Hits TV for Sky One. He was also the announcer – replacing Graham Skidmore on the final series of the British version of Blind Date, starring Cilla Black.

Sandhu has DJ'd in many London venues, including Chinawhite, Movida, Café de Paris, Paper, Kensington Roof Gardens and the Shadow Lounge. His DJ sets include funky house and rhythm and blues. As a composer, Sandhu has produced the theme music to several TV shows which include Blind Date (ITV), Britain's Next Top Model (LIVING), Celebrity Snappers (Bravo) and I'd Do Anything (BBC One).

Sandhu began his radio career as the London show business reporter for the BBC Asian Network, covering premieres, parties and gossip from the capital, and going on to host the breakfast show on the station. He joined the station's daily schedule in February 2010 amid rumours that the station might close. Since his arrival in the drive time and subsequently breakfast dayparts, the station's figures rose every quarter. The RAJAR figures for the station's weekly reach were approximately 300,000 in early 2010 and in 2017 when he left the station they stood at just under 700,000 listeners. Sandhu's show has the highest audience figures ever recorded for an Asian radio show in the UK.[ citation needed ] During his time at the station, Sandhu interviewed Bollywood celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, [2] Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan, as well as Western celebrities such as David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Joan Collins, Noel Gallagher, Sir Elton John, Jude Law, [1] Jeff Goldblum, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Keitel, Keira Knightley, Daniel Radcliffe, Tilda Swinton, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Ellison, Amber Heard and Marion Cotillard.

Discography

  1. Step Inside Love (Original Mix 6:29)
  2. Step Inside Love (Vacation Dub 4:53)
  3. Step Inside Love (All Burnt Out Mix 4:20)
  1. Step Inside Love (All Burnt Out Mix 4:20) [Hidden Track on CD]
  1. Step Inside Love (All Burnt Out Mix 4:20)
  1. Faded Images (Tommy Sandhu's Ram Mix 3:55)
  2. Kiss You All Over (Tommy Sandhu's Big Bill Mix 5:00)
  1. Step Inside Love (2009 The Stunner Mix 3:32)
  2. Step Inside Love (2002 Club Mix 6:37)
  3. Step Inside Love (2002 Vacation Dub 4:59)
  4. Step Inside Love (2002 Club Mix – Radio Edit 3:10)
  5. Step Inside Love (2002 All Burnt Out Mix 4:29)

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