Emily Dean is a radio presenter, journalist, author and podcaster. She is Frank Skinner’s co-presenter on on his two-time Sony Gold Award-winning Absolute Radio show and currently hosts an award winning podcast for The Times called Walking the Dog. Her memoir Everybody Died So I Got A Dog was published by Hodder in 2019 to widespread acclaim.
As a child actress, Emily appeared as Susan in cult BBC series The Day of the Triffids, the film Memoirs of a Survivor with Julie Christie, SOS Titanic with Helen Mirren, and the ITV drama series Nanny.
Her career in journalism has seen her writing for titles such as The Times, the Evening Standard, You magazine, Grazia and Glamour. She spent eight years as Deputy Editor of InStyle magazine.
Her podcast for the Times, Walking the Dog, has had nearly two million downloads and has featured interviews with guests such as Ricky Gervais, Alan Carr, Dynamo, Sarah Millican, Jimmy Carr and Rob Brydon.
In 2019 Hodder published Emily’s memoir about the loss of her family and her quest to get her very own dog, which received widespread critical acclaim ( ‘ a masterclass in memoir’ Neil Gaiman, ’Funny, sparklingly honest and heartbreaking’, The Mail on Sunday, ‘ One of the most joyous reads you’ll ever have’, BBC Radio 5).
In 2019 Emily featured as a regular contributor to Sky One’s Comedians Watching Football With Friends, alongside Lee Mack, and Josh Widdicombe . Other guest appearances include David Baddiel’s Don’t Make Me Laugh ( Radio 4), Where’s the F in News (Radio 4), Loose Ends (Radio 4), The Jeremy Vine show ( C5), This Morning ( ITV1), Lorraine (ITV1) and Claudia Winkleman’s Sunday Show ( Radio 2).
Emily lives in London, supports Arsenal FC and her career highlight was when Mark Gatiss called her ‘sci-fi royalty’ due to her childhood role in Day of the Triffids.
Follow Emily on Twitter: @divine_miss_em