When Pete Bennett exploded into the Big Brother house, and into everyone's living rooms, he instantly became an icon. Weird, unpredictable, involuntarily foul-mouthed, beautiful and endlessly entertaining, from day one he was the favourite to win. As a small, sensitive boy, Pete struggled with the bullies and gangs of thugs in some of the hardest housing estates and schools in South London. Despite a tough start, he showed prodigious creative talents in art, music and performance. When Tourette's exploded in his head at puberty, he lost control of his mouth, his body and his face. Unable to finish his education or follow any normal career path, he was led to living the high life and low life on the streets of Brighton. He cheerfully experimented with hard drugs and perverse sexuality, happy to find himself in a world where being beautiful and weird made you a star, not a victim. After witnessing the death of his close friend, he came crashing down to earth.
As he battled on with the effects of depression and drug addiction, poverty and Tourette's, a visionary trip to heaven convinced him that the only way he could survive and save his family from penury was by winning Big Brother. After a euphoric victory in August 2006, he is now one of the most famous faces and voices in the country.
Born in south east London, Pete now lives in Brighton where, before BB, he was already known as local legend 'Perfect Pete'. The former unemployed rock singer has his own band, Daddy Fantastic, and is a keen cartoonist and Jim Carrey fan. He loves raving and Techno and hates rude people and jealousy. He lives with his pet hamster, Magic, who roams the house and lives in the wall. Pete has inherited his musical talent from his mother, Anne, a musician who has played with the Communards. Pete has dominated the tabloids and gossip mags since he won Big Brother, and has been approached by a number of TV/media companies. His profile looks set to explode.