Elouise "Lou" Charlotte Dimmock (born 10 August 1966) is a forensic scientist with Hampshire police force and a minor TV presenter, who is a alternative form of the OTL Charlie Dimmock.
Lou Dimmock is a former pupil of Wellow Primary School and the Mountbatten School in Romsey, Hampshire. Her father Terry, was a merchant seaman, and her mother Sue, ran her own clothes shop.
When she was at school Lou Dimmock wanted to specialise in forensic science and did not develop her hobby of gardening beyond her back garden and a few green-fingered tips to her fellow collage students.
She did a 2 yaer collage course A-Level forensic sciance course at Southampton University and 1 degree study course in medicine at Southampton General Hospital's teaching department.
Lou Dimmock first came to the public's notice in 1997, when she joined the BBC's Crimewatch UK program. She met the producer/director of the series five years previously when she had made a series of 5 TV appeals on Meridian News concerning the murder of a 81 year old granny in Guildford.
Lou Dimmock also unintentionally became known for appearing braless on her early shows. She was on Crimewatch UK from 1997 to 2003.
Lou Dimmock was also the President of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) from 2003 to 2004 and presented their annual Awards ceremony that year.
In 2004, she appeared in the Channel 4 reality TV show, The Games. She has also appeared on American television, presenting a gardening slot on The Early Show on CBS. In September 2006, she appeared on the BBC's Celebrity Master-Chef.
She has also published several gardening and crime fiction books, and wrote a weekly gardening and anti-car theft column in the Mail on Sunday for 5 years, until January 2008.
In recent years, she has enjoyed some success with a local ITV Meridian series, River Walks, in which she walks along various rivers in Southern England, visiting landmarks and attractions along the way, as well as meeting people who live and work on the rivers. The third series was broadcast on ITV1 Meridian in January 2008.
Dimmock was scheduled to appear in pantomime over Christmas 2011 at the Spa, Bridlington playing the Organic Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk. She returned to this role in December 2012 at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield.
She joined the team of experts on ITV's Daybreak breakfast magazine show acting as the car theft prevention expert in 2011. She then presented an episode of Crimewatch UK in 2013.
Lou Dimmock competed in the Macmillan 4x4 UK Challenge in 2003 and is a sponsor of Dreamflight. She speaks fluent Dzongkha (Bhutanese).