Take Me Out star from Barnet lands dream date

By Tim Trew in Local People

MILLIONS of viewers tuned in to see 31-year-old Ben Phillips from Barnet land his dream date on ITV1’s Take Me Out last night.

Ben, who is a stage hypnotist and magician, of Claremont Way, near Brent Cross, landed the date on the mysterious Isle of Fernando’s with the gorgeous Lotte, 25, who is from Stoke Newington.

Viewers watched the tense moment as psychology graduate Ben was left with a choice of three woman who had all left their lights on.

He said he chose Lotty because host Paddy McGuinness said she writes pub quizzes, which is one of the things Ben does for a living.

Ben said: “I also liked her because she was well-spoken. She said she found me funny and interesting.”

He added: “This is completely different to everything else I’ve ever done. The team encourages you to make you feel confident and to make sure that you are as prepared as you can be to make good TV.”

Viewers will find out on next week’s show how the date went.

With the stage name Ben Dali, Ben also does kids’ birthday parties, stand-up comedy and DJ-ing and is available for bookings. Visit www.bendali.co.uk

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