Pete Bennett's Biography

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On 18 August 2006 Pete Bennett, then aged 24, won Big Brother with over 61% of the vote.

Pete Bennett, who worked in a cloakroom for over 3 years, has Tourette Syndrome.

Pete's mother, Anne Stephenson, has performed violin with the Brilliant Strings quartet accompanying major pop artists.

Pete Bennett, who comes from Brighton, performed with the group Daddy Fantastic, which included The Baron, Nimbus and Wobbly Bob. However the Sunday Mirror reported that: "Tourette's Syndrome sufferer Pete, 24, ditched Brighton glam-rockers Daddy Fantastic after meeting Robbie Williams's former songwriting partner Guy Chambers."

Just before entering Big Brother, Pete, who is a fan of Jim Carrey, was doing a comedy course.

Pete Bennett gets all his clothes from charity shops and boot fairs and his clothes often reflect the fact that he used to be a 'new romantic'.

Pete was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when he was 14. You can find more about it from the Tourette Syndrome Association.

In his autobiography entitled, Pete: My Story, he reveals how he and his friend Julian Brooker, as well as his fiancee Cherry, real name Gemma Costain, used to go to bondage clubs.

In March 2007, it was reported that Pete Bennett was to get married to Gemma Costain in a field surrounded by drag queens and tattooists in Brighton on July 7.

After Big Brother, Pete Bennett went on tours with his band Pete Bennett and the Love Dogs.

In February 2010, it was announced that Pete Bennett was to marry his best friend Cherry Costin on a celebrity special of Living TV's reality show Four Weddings.

In 2015, he revealed on the Jeremy Kyle show how he had battled drug addiction, but was broke.


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