Star Sign: Taurus
Home Town: London
Interesting Fact: This teacher turned porn star writes a newspaper column and appreciates ladies of a certain vintage. He drives a Fiat Panda and eats a lot of cornflakes. Intriguing!
Benedict has taught politics, R.E, sociology, German, history, French and geography, but was suspended from his last teaching job in 2010 when it was revealed that he was a stripper and had worked in porn. He defended himself against the accusations of improper conduct at a General Teaching Council hearing; he can return to teaching in two years and remains a proud spokesperson for the porn industry.
Benedict lives with his 18-year-old foster son whom he says has given his life worth. He is a former student of his.
In the House, Benedict says he would hate to find himself with very loud or very laddish people with “lots to prove but nothing to say”. He thinks he has a good chance of winning the show, but knows that some will hate the teacher side of his personality.