Channel 4 has brought back Celebrity Come Dine With Me for a new series and there’s a new bunch of celebrities taking part in the popular cooking show.

One of them is children’s TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips who’s brought his signature charm and humour to cook for fellow contestants in a bid to become the perfect party dinner host.

So who is Dave? Let’s get to know the TV legend more, as well as his age, show business career and social media presence.

Dave Benson Phillips in Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Channel 4.

Who is Dave Benson Phillips?

Dave is a 55-year-old children’s television presenter, best known for presenting Playhouse Disney from 1998-2006.

Prior to that, he had worked on The Fun Song Factory between 1994-1998.

He first became interested in the entertainment industry while working as an Usher at the Polka Theatre in London.

Dave Benson’s showbusiness career – gunge, gunge, gunge!

In 1991, Dave was given his own show on BBC One when he signed to present Get Your Own Back.

After that, he presented Wake Up in the Wild Room on ITV. Since 2012, he has co-hosted Let’s Rock The Moor! alongside radio and TV presenter Pat Sharp.

Recently, Dave has done a live version of the BBC One show called Get Your Own Back Live.

Dave Benson Phillips on Instagram

Dave is not a newbie to Instagram and you can find him under the name of @davebensonphill.

He has 163 posts on his profile, but only 2,143 followers at the moment.

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A battle with online trolls

Over the years, Dave has become a victim of online trolling.

In 2019, a death hoax surfaced online, which claimed that he had died in a car crash.

There were also false rumours that he had worked on a soft-porn TV sex line, and that he was no longer landing presenting gigs because of a nervous breakdown.



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Filiz Mustafa
Filiz Mustafa

Filiz is a film and TV journalist with a flair for everything related to showbiz and reality TV. With a Masters degree in Magazine Journalism from Cardiff University, she has specialised in finding the latest trending story to keeping up to date with new releases for a creative feature. When she's not busy creating entertainment content, she loves spending time in nature, reading non-fiction books, eating comfort food and travelling.

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