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Name: Dirk Benedict, aka 'The Face' or 'Faceman'
Age: 61
Lives: Montana in the USA
Occupation: Actor
Why are you taking part in Celebrity Big Brother 5?: "For two reasons: my teenage sons. They persuaded me to do it. I'm a bit of a recluse and I haven't been around people in a while, so they think the show will get me out of my comfort zone."
What do you think you'll get from the experience of taking part in CBB5?: "Well, this is my 'coming out' party... and probably my 'going back in and hiding again' party! I'm expecting 25 days of absolute hell, and I can't think of one thing that I'll like about the experience. I don't like celebrities, I don't hang out with actors and I hate being in front of the camera these days."

Other Info:

Dirk Benedict - Celebrity Big Brother 5 Housemate

Although having been involved in plenty of TV and film projects over the years (including Battlestar Galactica), Dirk is best known as the suave con man Templeton 'Faceman' Peck in the cult action adventure TV show The A-Team.

The 1980's show, which also starred Mr. T, George Peppard and Dwight Schultz, ran for just under 4 years. About his time in it Dirk says, "I enjoyed The A-Team immensely. By nature I'm terribly serious, so as an actor I tend to want to be silly. The actors I worked with, especially Mr. T and Dwight, were very fun people. It was pretty-much four years of laughter".

Growing up in the wilds of Montana, Dirk spent his childhood hunting, fishing and playing sports. His father died when he was 18 and as a trainee actor Dirk started using the stage name 'Benedict' after his agent suggested it, inspired by Dirk's favourite brekkie, Eggs Benedict.

An author of a number of books, Dirk was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in 1981 and claimed to have survived the disease without surgery, by following a macrobiotic diet combined with exercise and fasting. He has three children, is an expert at fly fishing, holds a private pilots licence and composes his own music. Dirk would not enter the BB House unless he was allowed to bring his stash of huge cigars in.

Current Game Status/ Position: Dirk is still in the game, one of thirteen housemates remaining.

Nomination History:

Nominations have not taken place yet.

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