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About Me

Big Brother 2012 house mate, single Dad, actor, singer, personal trainer, stripper, adult entertainer, public speaker, activist, columnist, presenter and former secondary school teacher. Canadaphile, Francophile, atheist, fighter for freedom and tolerance, real child protection, sexual liberalism, European integration and abolition of the monarchy.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

'Up4aMeet?' is up no more

We made it through three weeks of performances, three leading ladies, two directors, mixed reviews, a variety of audience sizes and we've come out the other side smiling and so pleased to have been involved in such an amazing production.

The last performance of 'Up4aMeet?' was very well received by an extremely enthusiastic audience, culminating in a standing ovation from the house.

Its very sad to leave, what has, after 6 weeks of intense rehearsing and performance schedule, become a very close-knit group of people.  But before we parted our separate ways, we hit Freedom Bar in Soho for one more night of fun and frolicking!

With cast & crew on the last day.

At Freedom Bar, Soho:

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Visit from Victoria

Was very excited to see fellow Big Brother housemate, Victoria Eisermann.  She popped down to the Waterloo East Theatre last night with a couple of friends to see me in the penultimate night of 'Up4aMeet?'.  We then headed over to Auberge in Waterloo for a few after-show drinks.  Life is never quiet when Victoria is around!:

L-R: Pola, Paul Schnaars, Tara, Victoria Eisermann & Me

Showing off our K-9 Angels bracelets

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Denise Welch is 'Up4aMeet'

Last night, we had the pleasure of welcoming actress & TV presenter, Denise Welch, into the 'Up4aMeet?' audience at the Waterloo East Theatre.  Denise, good friends of co-star Matt Evers after being skating partners on 'Dancing On Ice', was accompanied by some of her friends who work on 'Loose Women' over at ITV too.  They all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the play and Denise seemed equally excited to receive a hug from Uncle Bendy afterwards!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Official 'Up4aMeet?' Show Pics

Here's a couple of official pictures from the show.  Slightly risque, but for being saved by a conveniently placed hand by co-star Penny Tasker.  Hope you enjoy!

"Cock rings... I'm not sure how I feel about cock rings.  I go through phases."
The Confrontaion scene between Costas (Me) and Grant (Matt Evers(

Cast Pic
L-R: Costas (Me), Caroline (Penny Tasker), Scott (Marc Gee-Finch), Grant (Matt Evers) 
& Julian (Michael Blore). 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Up4aMeet Press Night

 Thursday 6th of September 2012 was Press Night for the play that I am in, 'Up4aMeet'.  It was well attended and seemed to go down well with the audience.  I was supported by some of my ex-Big Brother housemates and a few friends from stage, screen and the world of fashion.  Here's a selection of pictures of the post-performance celebrations at Auberge in Waterloo:

The cast of 'Up4aMeet'
L-R: Michael Blore (Julian), Penny Tasker (Caroline), David Adkin (Producer), Marc Gee-Finch (Scott), Matt Evers (Grant) and Me (Costas)

L-R: Martin McCarthy (actor/dancer), Andy Scott-Lee (singer), Adam Kelly, Luke Anderson (BB 2012 winner), Vanessa Kelly, Me, David Walker-Smith (Director of Menswear at Selfridges), Lydia Louisa, Jeff Leach (comedian), Becki Anderson

L-R: Luke Anderson, Adam Kelly, Vanessa Kelly, Me, Andy Scott-Lee, Jeff Leach, Becki Anderson, Lydia Louisa.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

BB13 all blinged up!

It was about this time last year that my foster son came home with a new piece of bling around his wrist.  "A mate gave me it", he explained, "its what everyone's wearing now".

Several sparkling beads ajoined by intricately woven yarn.  Seemed novel to me, but would hardly catch on.  Or so I thought.  How little did I know?  Not for the first time was I completely out of touch with youth and popular culture.

So, it turns out, that one of the biggest fans of Big Brother UK, and a frequent attendee and contributor on Big Brother's Bit On The Side, is the one and only official photographer for Tresor Paris, Daniel.

Yesterday, a group of us Big Brother 13 housemates (Luke A, Adam, Shievonne, Sara and myself) were invited down to Hatton Garden, the centre of London's jewellery industry, to the headquarters of Tresor Paris (no, they are not, as you may be assuming, on the other side of The Channel) and showered with some lovely gifts from their collection.  Luckily for Adam, it was also his birthday!

As you may have already realised, I am not a massive jewellery wearer.  This is largely because I have not the budget or inclination to spend vast sums on such things.  However, if I have happen to come into possession of such precious items, I am more than delighted to give them a whirl!

I was fortunate enough to come away with a brand new necklace, two bracelets and an exclusive (not yet launched) watch.  I am a lucky boy!  What do you think of my new collection?:

Monday, 3 September 2012

Benedict in US series 'Girls' Guide to Depravity'

Here's Benedict making his US TV debut on HBO Cinemax's series, 'Girls' Guide to Depravity'.
(Does involve scenes of a sexual nature, but it is NOT porn):