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Benjamin Castaldi
French television presenter

Benjamin Castaldi

Benjamin Castaldi
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro French television presenter
Is Television presenter Radio personality
From France
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 28 March 1970, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Age 52 years
Star sign Aries
Family
Mother: Catherine Allégret
Father: Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Spouse: Flavie Flament
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Benjamin Castaldi (born 28 March 1970) is a French television host, columnist, radio host and producer of Italian and Polish-Jewish descent. He is the former host of Secret Story which is a spinoff of Loft Story that he hosted as well.

Biographie

Family

Benjamin Castaldi was born into a family of artists, being the son of actress and writer Catherine Allégret and actor Jean-Pierre Castaldi. He grew up surrounded by his grandmother, actress Simone Signoret, his grandfather, director Yves Allégret, and the adoptive father of his mother, actor and singer Yves Montand. He has a half-brother, Giovanni and two half-sisters, Clementine and Paola.

Studies and professional debut

In the late 1980s, Benjamin Castaldi, who then aspires to become a businessman, begins studies in economics that turn short. He then applies for a position in a home meal delivery company, where he is finally hired as a salesperson. He then becomes director of the company, which ends up filing bankruptcy. Wishing to try his luck as a music producer, he moved to the United States where he plans to relaunch the career of singer Esther Galil. But it is a new failure and in 1993, he returns to Paris penniless. Meanwhile, in 1992, he participated as an "anonymous" candidate in the game Que le meilleur gagne presented by Nagui on La Cinq.

Private life

He married on 22 September 1993 in Saint-Mandé with Valérie Sapienza, the mother of his sons Julien (born 18 September 1996) and Simon (born 20 April 2000). They divorced in 2001. On 21 September 2002, he marries the television and radio host Flavie Flament (met in December 2000 on the show Les P'tits Princes, on TF1), with whom he has a son, Enzo (born 8 February 2004). They separated in December 2006 before divorcing in July 2008. On 24 November 2011, he married journalist and television host Vanessa Broussouloux in Copenhagen, Denmark. They divorced in May 2016 and 27 August of the same year he married an interview director of the company Endemol, Aurore Aleman, met in 2015.

His eldest son Julien joins The Mad Mag on NRJ12 as a columnist in 2017.

On 22 November 2017, he reveals on the plateau of Touche pas à mon poste ! having had a three-day affair with the French journalist Annie Lemoine.

Bad Luck

Motorcycle accident

On Saturday, 23 June 2012 it's reported that Benjamin Castaldi suffers from a collarbone fracture as well as two broken ribs, he leaves the hospital the next day. At the time of his accident he was hosting the French reality-series Secret Story which lead to the decision that television presenter Nikos Aliagas hosts the show while everybody waited for the pending return of Castaldi. Benjamin returns on air on Monday, 2 July, but his return will be short. It turns out that he has six broken ribs, and his collarbone does not heal properly, he is operated with urgence. The Voice of Secret Story takes over the hosting of the show.

Financial disaster

Benjamin Castaldi was nicely paid during his run in TF1, it's to be noted that they are the leading channel in Europe.

In 2012, he discovers that he is ruined, claiming to be a victim of a real estate scam of the financial consulting company Apollonia. In 2017 Benjamin said he couldn't buy Christmas presents or do fun activities with his children anymore for a long time.

In December 2014, he publicly declared himself a victim of a scam that implicated a notary, a promoter and a bank. He claimed six million euros in court for compensation of damages he suffered.

Career

1994–1997: Studio Gabriel présenté par Michel Drucker / France 2

1997–1998: L'Étoffe des ados/ La Cinquième 

1997–1998: Drucker'N Co / France 2 

1998: Le rendez-vous / La Cinquième

1998: Fous d'humour / France 2 

1998–1999: Vivement dimanche présenté par Michel Drucker / France 2

1999: Célébrités / TF1 avec Carole Rousseau et Stéphane Bern

2000: Les P'tits Princes / TF1 with Carole RousseauSophie Thalmann, Billy [fr], Frédéric Joly, et Flavie Flament

2001– 2002: Loft Story(seasons 1–2) / M6

2002: Popstars, spéciale L5 / M6 

2002–2003: QI, Le Grand Test(editions 1 – 2) / M6  avec Mac Lesggy

2002–2003: Absolument 80, Absolument 70, Absolument Été / M6

2002: Mémoire, Le Grand Test/ M6 avec Mac Lesggy

2003–2006: Nouvelle Star(seasons 1–4) / M6 

2003: Tous les oppose / M6

2003: Culture générale, Le Grand Test / M6 : avec Mac Lesggy

2004: Permis de conduire, Le Grand Test / M6 avec Mac Lesggy

2004: Le Pensionnat de Chavagnes : Ils disent tout ! / M6 avec Mac Lesggy

2005: Totale Impro / M6

2006: Johnny Hallyday, Flashback Tour 2006 à Bercy (Avant et après concert) / TF1

2006: Les 40 couples stars qui ont marqué les Français / TF1 avec Flavie Flament

2006–2007: Langues de VIP / TF1  2007–2008: 1 contre 100 /TF1

2007: Les 30 destins de stars les plus incroyables / TF1

2007: Les Rois du Système D/ TF1 – avec Églantine Éméyé

2007: Incroyables Destins / TF1

2007–2014: Secret Story / TF1 (seasons 1–8)

2007–2011: Le Grand Quiz du cerveau (editions 1–5) / TF1  avec Carole Rousseau

2007–2008: Le Grand Music Quiz (editions 1–2) / TF1

2008: 9e cérémonie des NRJ Music Awards / TF1 

2008: Qui peut battre Benjamin Castaldi ? / TF1 – avec Carole Rousseau et Denis Brogniart 

2009: Mes parents vont t'adorer / NRJ 12 

2010: La Ferme Célébrités en Afrique / TF1 

2010: Qui peut battre Philippe Lucas ? / TF1

2010: Les Stars se dépassent pour Ela / TF1

2011: La vie de Vynzkozy/ NRJ 12

2012: La Roue de la fortune / TF1 avec Valérie Bègue

2012: You Can Dance / NT1 

2014: Tahiti Quest / Gulli 

2014: The Winner Is / TF1

2015: Nouvelle Star / D8 

2015: L'Académie des neuf / NRJ 12 

2015: Super Million Question/ NRJ 12

2016: Equidia Life Academy / Equidia Life

2016–present: Touche pas à mon poste ! / C8 

2016: Hold Up / C8 

2016: Big Buzz Quiz / C8 

2017: TPMP ! Castaldi vs. Delormeau : qui sera le meilleur animateur ? / C8 

2017: TPMP ! Les paris sont lancés / C8 

2017: Cash Island / C8

2017: TPMP, le jeu : C'est que de l'amour ! / C8 :

2017: Paris à nous les Jeux ! Le grand concert / C8 : with Hervé Mathoux and Marie Portolano

2017: Family Battle / C8 

2017: La Magie selon Guényanimée par Maxime Guény / C8 

2018: La Télé même l'été ! / C8 

2018: TPMP ! Ouvert à tous / C8 

2018: TPMP refait la semaine / C8

2018: TPMP fait son bêtisier !/ C8 with Kelly Vedovelli

2019: TPMP : les 10 plus gros clashs à la télé / C8

2019: TPMP : les 20 émissions préférées des Français / C8

 

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