Dean Dibsdall is the winner of Channel 4's Playing It Straight series, and is the subject of a documentary on Horse & Country TV (Sky Channel 280), Dean Dibsdall: Model Farrier. The hour long show sees Horse & Country's cameras follow Dean as he deals with his new found fame while working as a specialist in horse hoof care. The show will highlight the tremendous variety of Dean's professional life, including working with miniature Shetland ponies, alongside vets to help lame horses, visiting a range of livery yards and taking part in a farrier competition at the Shire Horse Show as well as following his new experiences as a fledgling celebrity.
As well as being a full-time farrier Dean, 28, from Leighton Buzzard, also works as a part-time model, winning the title of Mr Bedfordshire last year and representing the county in the final of the Mr England competition.
E4 viewers saw Dean win the reality TV series in which straight and gay guys who are 'Playing It Straight' competed to win the heart of female contestant Cara.
If one of the gay contestants had successfully deceived Cara and been picked by her, he would have won the show's £50,000 cash prize. As she chose Dean, one of the genuinely straight contestants, the two of them split the prize, receiving £25,000 each.