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Ben Cohen's Biography

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Ben Christopher Cohen was born on September 14, 1978, in Northampton.

He was a rugby union winger, who made his Test debut for England on 5 February 2000, against Ireland.

Ben Cohen was part of the England team which won the rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003.

His last Test for England was against South Africa on 25 November 2006.

At the club level, Ben Cohen played for Northampton Saints, Brive, and Sale Sharks.

In 2011 he retired from rugby and now spends much of his time at the helm of the Stand Up Foundation, which raises awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying.

Ben Cohen's interest in the subject was partly inspired by his father, who lost his life standing up for an employee who was being attacked. Ben's father, Peter Cohen, was the brother of the 1966 football World Cup winning full-back George Cohen.

Ben was married to Abbie Cohen (Blayney).

He has lost a third of his hearing in both ears.

Ben Cohen is 6 feet 2 inches tall.

In 2013, he became one of the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing.

Ben Cohen was paired with Kristina Rihanoff.

Of the 15 couples competing in Strictly Come Dancing series 11, Ben and Kristina were the eighth to be voted off.

They later started dating and it was revealed in January 2016 that they were expecting a baby.

In February 2016, Ben Cohen joined the celebrities on the Channel 4 series The Jump as a late call-up after the show had seen five withdrawals through injury.

Ben Cohen went on to win series 3 of The Jump.

In November 2016, it was reported that Ben Cohen had been seeking legal counsel after intimate photographs taken from a video were leaked on the internet.

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