Ben is Nigerian/British and was born in Hong Kong but moved to the United Kingdom with his family when he was two years old. He has a passion for both singing and acting.
In 1999 Ben teamed up with dance giants Phats & Small & had a string of hits. Their debut single, “Turn Around”, sold over two million copies worldwide. The follow up “Feel Good” also went straight into the Top 10 in the U.K. National Charts, as did their third single “Tonite”.
Ben has been a regular presenter on MTV Select and Trouble TV and has presented with the Tess Daly, Ben Shephard, Richard Blackwood, June Sarpong, Cat Deeley and Edith Bowman.
Ben appeared in ‘The All Star Talent Show’ and has since taken part in a number of television programmes with his fianceé Vanessa Feltz. They participated in an episode of Channel 4’s ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’, in which she moved in with magician Paul Daniels for one week, while his wife Debbie McGee moved in with Ben!
Ben then went on to co-host ‘The Vanessa Show’ on Channel 5, for 126 shows.