Dev began his career in TV when he and a childhood friend piloted for a new kid’s show as a bit of fun. After landing the job, Dev was watched by millions every Sunday morning on BBC2 show ‘Smile’ as a presenter and DJ alongside Reggie Yates and Fearne Cotton. His popularity was undeniable, and it wasn’t long before he was approached by new BBC digital station 1Xtra, which soon led to him landing his own Saturday show. The station enabled him to share his huge passion for music with his listeners, and the rest is history.
Whilst juggling his radio show and DJing, Dev also found time to write and star in CBBC’s comedy series ‘The Crust’ with Reggie Yates. Dev was keen to throw himself into his newfound love for radio and decided to make the tough decision to step away from TV and focus on his radio career. The decision soon paid off and after a short stint 1Xtra’s early morning show, the powers that be moved him over to BBC juggernaut station Radio 1. Dev began hosting the Weekend Early Breakfast show but after gaining significant momentum, he was moved to Weekday Early Breakfast; the pre-show to the then ‘Chris Moyles Breakfast show’, which was later taken over by Nick Grimshaw. In 2014, he moved back to presenting Weekends, starting with the Weekend Breakfast Show, and on to afternoons on the ‘Dev and Alice’ show alongside co-host Alice Levine. Dev then went on to present his own show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
At the beginning of 2021 Dev made the exciting move to Heart FM where you can now find him every Monday to Thursday 7 - 10pm and every Saturday 12 - 4pm.
As well as his radio career, Dev also managed to complete a music degree and began running his own recording studio in North London. He now produces and remixes for a variety of bands and artists as well as working on his own music under the pseudonym Joziff Jordan.
DJing is still very much at the heart of his passion. He has performed sets at multiple Radio 1’s Big Weekend’s as well as various venues across the UK and Ibiza.
Dev’s TV career has continued to go from strength to strength having hosted trademark events such as the BAFTA TV Awards, covering the red carpet and backstage. He has also hosted The Brits Awards red carpet for Mastercard in 2022 and 2023. He has presented a number of documentaries for BBC iPlayer including ‘Can You Live Without Your Phone?’ and ‘The Live Lounge Uncovered’ as well as live streams for BBC3/BBC Sport covering ‘League of Legends’. It has also been announced that Dev will feature in the 2023 series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ which is airing later this Summer on BBC1.
In 2017, Dev achieved a lifelong dream of competing on ‘Celebrity MasterChef’, surprising everyone by making it to the Final. His participation reignited a passion for food, resulting in hosting regular slots on BBC1’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’. One of Dev’s favourite shows to host is BBC1’s ‘The One Show’ alongside Alex Jones and for many years he hosted a segment on CBBC’s ‘The Playlist’ where he covered ‘what’s’ hot in pop each week. Dev also took part in the first celebrity series of Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ for Stand Up To Cancer, another challenging experience that saw Dev stretched to the limits both mentally and physically, resulting in very emotional viewing. Most recently we saw Dev return to the ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ kitchen for their Christmas special.
Dev is certainly not one to turn a challenge down and competed in the 2019 series of BBC1’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, where he partnered with professional dancer Dianne Buswell. Despite never having danced before, Dev was awarded straight 9’s and received a standing ovation from three of the judges in week 3 of the competition, immediately placing him second on the leader board. His Strictly journey was sadly cut short the following week when he was controversially voted out of the competition by the judges, much to the disappointment of the viewers who were devastated to see him leave.