Gemma Costin (m. 2010)
| Pete Bennett|
Big Brother (UK)
| Peter Alexander Bennett|
22 March 1982 (age 33) (1982-03-22) London, United Kingdom
Media personality, singer
Pete: My Story, Travellers Bulgaria
London, United Kingdom, Brighton, United Kingdom
Nikki Grahame, Anthony Hutton, Aisleyne Horgan‑Wallace, Brian Dowling, Nadia Almada
Pete Bennett Wikipedia
Peter "Pete" Alexander Bennett (born 22 March 1982) is a British media personality, who won the seventh series of the Channel 4 (now Channel 5) reality television series Big Brother in 2006. He has Tourette syndrome.
After unsuccessfully auditioning for the fifth series of Big Brother in 2004, Bennett was selected as one of the original housemates for the seventh series in 2006. He was the bookmakers' favourite throughout and eventually won with 61.2% of the final vote.
The show was accused by some of exploiting Bennett's Tourette's syndrome. The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) initially expressed concern that others with the condition would be mocked, though they later softened their stance, a TSA spokesperson said: "What it has done is put Tourette's on the map". A Channel 4 spokesperson said "Pete's attitude to his condition is a really positive one and that's helped to educate and inspire people [...] "He's a very positive role model and he's been a great housemate."
Bennett was nominated for a National Television Award in 2006 for "Most Popular TV Contender"; however, the former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame won the award.
Bennett's autobiography, Pete: My Story, was published in hardback in November 2006 and reissued in paperback in 2007 as My Journey With Tourettes.
Bennett was lead singer in a band called Daddy Fantastic, but he left the band after agreeing with a record label that he should become a solo artist. He wrote music with songwriter and record producer Guy Chambers, but failed to gain commercial success with any releases. Bennett went on to form another band, Pete Bennett And The Love Dogs, which played at Glastonbury 2007 and venues such as IndigO2 (The O2) London and The Cavern Club in Liverpool.
In 2013, he guest starred on the web series GIFTED in the pilot episode.
MoviesWideboys the Movie (pre-production) - Teddy 2 Shots - 2015
Fire & Brimstone (TV Movie) (pre-production) - Ebineeza Brimstone - 2015
Coulrophobia (post-production) - Twitch Grock
Meet the Cadavers (post-production) - Pete Gubbins - 2015
XD Junction (TV Mini-Series) - Overlord Corson - 2015
Zombie Women of Satan 2 - Bertie Dumble (rumored) - 2014
The Mothertown - Reporter - 2014
Clown Syndrome (TV Movie) - Frizbee
EditorClown Syndrome (TV Movie)
SelfBig Brother's Bit on the Side (TV Series) - Episode #1.15 - 2011
The Story of F*** - 2010
Ultimate Big Brother (TV Series) - The Final Hour (2010), Dermot's Last Supper (2010), Davina's Big Send Off (2010), Episode #1.14 (2010)
Big Brother's Little Brother (TV Series) - Episode dated 23 June 2010 (2010), Big Brother's Little Brother Reunion (2006)
Big Brother: A Decade in the Headlines (TV Movie documentary) - Big Brother 7
The Friday Night Project (TV Series) - Episode #5.1 (2007)
Viewer of the Year 2006 (TV Movie)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) - Episode #11.1 (2006)
Big Brother (TV Series) 2006
Big Brother Uncut (TV Series) 2006
Archive FootageThe Fame Review 2006 (TV Movie documentary) - (uncredited)
The Jeremy Kyle Show, April 2015
Big Brother (TV Series) - Time warp