David Hellenius

David Hellenius (born 28 February 1974) is a Swedish comedian and television presenter, often co-operating with Peter Magnusson.

David Hellenius
David Hellenius (2013)
Nils David Hellenius

(1974-02-28) 28 February 1974 (age 47)
Occupationtelevision presenter, comedian, actor
Years active1997–
Spouse(s)Renée Nyberg


Hellenius started his television career at ZTV and later TV3. In 2004, he led the first season of the Swedish Idol series, "Idol 2004", on TV4 with Peter Magnusson.[1] and Magnusson were later joined by Christine Meltzer to make the comedy show Hey Baberiba.[2] Between 2006 and 2020, he presented Let's Dance (Swedish version of Strictly Come Dancing) which is broadcast on TV4.[3]

Hellenius has also hosted Tack gode gud (Swedish version of Thank God You're Here), and he was one of the regular hosts of Fredag Hela Veckan, a Swedish version of Saturday Night Live. In 2012, he presented the first and so far only season of the talent singing show X Factor.[4][5]

Hellenius and Magnusson also features in the Swedish films Sommaren med Göran - En midsommarnattskomedi (2009) and En Gång i Phuket (2012).[6] Since 2010, Hellenius presents his own talkshow called Hellenius hörna on TV4. In 2014 he made a much publicized interview with the Prince Carl Philip.[2] He won a Kristallen award for "Best male television presenter" in 2010, 2013 and 2014.[7]

Hellenius is an UNICEF ambassador since April 2011. On 24 June 2012, Hellenius hosted an episode of the Sveriges Radio series Sommar i P1.[8]

It was reported in December 2015, that Hellenius had been made an offer by SVT to host Swedish coverage of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, but turned it down.[9]

In 2021, Hellenius will present the first season of Masked Singer Sverige, which will be broadcast on TV4.[10]

Personal life

David Hellenius has been married to television presenter Renée Nyberg since 2009, and the couple has one son together who was born in 2006.[11]




  1. TV4 Gruppen - David Hellenius Retrieved 2 January 2015
  2. "Prins Carl Philip var öppen mot Hellenius". Expressen. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  3. "Här härmar David Hellenius Let's dance-deltagarna". Expressen. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  4. "Tack Gode Gud - David Hellenius som dokusåpakändis". TV4 Play. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  5. "David Hellenius blir programledare för X factor i Sverige - X Factor - tv4.se". tv4.se. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  6. Jan [email protected] "Recension: En gång i Phuket (Komedi) - Bio - SvD". SvD.se. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  7. "David Hellenius - från Idol till X Factor - TV4 - tv4.se". tv4.se. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  8. "David Hellenius". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  9. David Hellenius om erbjudanden från SVT – TV4 sätter stopp | Nöje
  10. "El Refai och Wahlgren panel i TV4-satsningen". vk.se. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  11. "Nyblivna pappan David Hellenius njuter". Expressen. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  12. Tilde de Paula from Fredagspuls till Nyhetsmorgon Retrieved 2 January 2015