Who is Dev Griffin? Celebrity Masterchef contestant profile


Celebrity Masterchef 2017 contestants: Dev Griffin


Twitter: @dev_101

Best known for: Presenting BBC Radio 1’s weekend breakfast show.

Biography: Dev was born in Hackney in 1984, to an Irish mother and a Jamaican father. He started on pirate radio in 2000 at the age of 16, presenting with a certain Reggie Yates. After presenting the children’s TV show Smile with Fearne Cotton and Yates, he moved into radio, presenting a Saturday afternoon show on 1Xtra with Yates.


He now hosts the Weekend Breakfast Show on Radio 1, as well as covering regularly for Scott Mills and Greg James in their absence. He also acted on CBBC show the Crust, which was set in a pizza parlour. Perhaps this hints at where his cooking specialties lie?