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Who is Benedict Garrett from Big Brother 2012: The ex Teacher now Porn Star and Stripper

Updated on November 11, 2014

Big Brother's X-rated Teacher turned Porn Star and Stripper: Benedict Garrett AKA Johnny Anglais

Blimey! Big Brother certainly delivers when it comes to providing controversy! The latest series 2012, on Channel 5 in the UK was launched at the start of June 2012, and my oh my, what a series it is! The hoo-ha has been mainly down to one particular housemate (now evicted), Benedict Garrett, going by the porn name of Johnny Anglais.

You're probably here because you want to find out more about "the Benedict Garrett porn teacher" story? ). I hope this page satisfies your wonderment. Here I'll explore the surrounding issues of the ex teacher turned porn star and stripper, who graced our screens on Channel 5.

As we know, the biggest story to come out of Big Brother 2012 is one the housemates, Benedict Garrett, being an ex teacher, who used to be a porn star and stripper. And as we Big Brother's Benedict also goes by the porn star name of Johnny Anglais and Jonny Cockfill

On the surface, you think "wow, ok, whatever" ...then when you think about it more, you start thinking "hang on a minute, this guy who is supposed to be enhancing the minds of youngsters, also enhances the mind of sexualised adult entertainment fans"...hmmmmmm there's something not quite right there is there? Or isn't there?

As housemate, Benedict, settled into Channel 5's Big Brother House 2012 - what is everyone saying about him and his controversial career paths?

*UPDATE* Benedict Garrett is currently on tour as Johnny Anglais, with The DreamBoys. Get more info here.

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Benedict Garrett AKA Johnny Anglais on This Morning talking about the controversy of him being a Teacher and Porn Star Stripper

Benedict Garrett Porn Star Stripper Teacher Big Brother
Benedict Garrett Porn Star Stripper Teacher Big Brother

Big Brother's ex teacher and porn star stripper Benedict outed

So, what do you think of how Big Brother's Benedict came over in the Youtube clip? Firstly, he came across very defensive didn't he? And how daaaaare he argue with the mighty Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby...they are the King and Queen of daytime TV and Benedict Garrett or Johnny Anglais (whatever the blinky blonky he calls himself these days) had the nerrrrrrrrve to front up to (quite reasonable counter opinions) from the lovely duo (no one, and I mean no one fronts up and argues with my Phil and Holly, got that?).

What a plonker though, really, using the argument that Cambridge University Debating Society had a majority vote that it was acceptable for someone to do porn even if they had been a teacher, or intend to be a teacher. What the silly billy didn't take into account, and as Philip Schofield quite rightly put it, Cambridge University Debating Society is predominantly made up of STUDENTS and not PARENTS, who after all, care for the concern of their children. Students just care about where their next pint is coming from!

I also like the way he ways trendy glasses to make him look like "sensible teacher"...I'm surprised he didn't carry a bible in too...

Visit Benedict Garrett's Twitter page here

Visit Johnny Anglais' Twitter page here

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So, What Do You Think?

Is it acceptable for an ex Porn Star or Stripper to become a Teacher?

Of course, people should be entitled to do what they want with their own life

Of course, people should be entitled to do what they want with their own life

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    • aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      Would you prevent someone who'd served in the army in a violent war from teaching? As long as people work within the law and within the confines of their teaching job, I have no problems.

    • Celticep 5 years ago

      I think the keyword here is "ex". I wouldn't want my children being taught by someone who was currently involved in porn in this way, but if its in their past then why should it be a problem? Also, the fact that he is upfront about it means he has nothing to hide and shouldn't therefore be seen as a threat. There are plenty of stories about people who have previous criminal sex or child abuse offences who are allowed to work with children, and their past only becomes known AFTER they have reoffended. Interesting debate!

    • Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      As long as their activities are legal and they do not discuss it in the classroom they should be judged on their work as a teacher. Just because I don't like the porn industry mean I can tell other adults what to do. Each one of us has activities outside our job that many may dislike (religion and politics come to mind)

    No, someone who works with children, shouldn't also work in the Adult Entertainment industry

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      • pineberry 4 years ago

        this is a nay!

      • estellaeffects lm 4 years ago

        No

      • alexis84 5 years ago from Kent, UK

        As a teacher, you hold a position of authority over younger children and teenagers, and good teachers are often seen as role models to their pupils as well. I don't think its acceptable that those working to educate children can also be allowed to work in the adult industry

      • Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

        Hmm...I lean towards a no. I wouldn't want my kids being taught by someone who has had sex on film, for money. It just feels icky and wrong. Sorry.

      Benedict Garrett Big Brother 2012 Porn Star Stripper Teacher
      Benedict Garrett Big Brother 2012 Porn Star Stripper Teacher

      Big Brother Benedict admits to masturbating in the shower and wants to make Masturbation every-day-conversation for everyone

      Benedict Garrett (Big Brother's master of sex education, or so he would like to believe) has apologised to the housemates this week (18th June 2012) for masturbating in the shower and the bath, after admitting he did it quite openly to the group. He said this week that he wanted to bring the issue to light, as he thought too many people shy away from discussing it.

      He confronted fellow housemate Caroline Wharram about her aversion and awkward stance on the topic. He went on to claim that the UK has the highest STI rate amongst young adults, because not enough people talk about sex and masturbation.

      Get off your soap box Benedict - there's a time and place! I think he has valid points, but to behave like that in a shared living environment, with people he hardly knows, on live TV is a bit of an odd way to go about spreading your message - don't you think? Let me know what you think here

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      Big Brother Benedict Garrett AKA Johnny Anglais ex teacher porn star stripper
      Big Brother Benedict Garrett AKA Johnny Anglais ex teacher porn star stripper

      Big Brother 2012 Porn Stars, Strippers, Criminals...

      Not only does Big Brother have porn stars and strippers this year, but it also has a housemate who has been to jail 5 times for crimes from theift right through to breaking and entering... what is up with this show? Big Brother glamourising crime?

      I'm not sure - Big Brother has a host of characters within its walls - but this years seems to be extra controversial, a real water-cooler moment of a series, surely. Who knows what they'll all get up to this year.

      Pictured here with Big Brother host (and ex housemate himself) Brian Dowling, Benedict Garrett enters the Big Brother house for the 2012 series (shame about the shoes, Benedict).

      Visit Benedict Garrett's Twitter page here

      Visit Johnny Anglais' Twitter page here


      Big Brother Benedict Garrett Johnny Anglais Jonny Cockfill porn star stripper teacher
      Big Brother Benedict Garrett Johnny Anglais Jonny Cockfill porn star stripper teacher

      Benedict Garrett or Johnny Anglais...the teacher, porn star, stripper...plonker

      I can't help thinking he's being completely naïve to think that he can work in three careers, that don't quite blend together well, and not raise a few eyebrows, or concerns from parents.

      I would understand if he taught people how to strip...but he taught kids personal social and health education, which includes sex education, as well as the humanities subjects. What sort of irony is it that a porn star teaches sex education? I wonder if the Head Teacher knew??

      I don't want to judge, I'm sure he's a really nice guy and his heart is in the right place, but it seems that he hasn't really thought about how this all looks to the parents, or the public in general and the perception of the whole story...it don't look good, buddy...no matter how polite, gentlemanly, friendly or sophisticated you are.

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      Benedict Garrett as Johnny Anglais ex teacher porn star stripper from Big Brother

      Is it fair on parents to have an ex Porn Star teach their kids?

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      Benedict Garrett, the porno star housemate, also lives with his 18 year old foster son, who is used to teach at his school - where he taught Sex Education, Religious Education, History, French, German, Sociology and Geography. A ruling from the British Teaching council, means that he is allowed to teach in two years time, having been suspended for improper conduct.

      Visit Benedict Garrett's Twitter page here

      Visit Johnny Anglais' Twitter page here

      *UPDATE* Benedict Garrett is currently on tour as Johnny Anglais, with The DreamBoys. Get more info here.

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      BENEDICT WAS EVICTED FROM THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE ON 22nd JUNE 2012

      Benedict lost his place in the house after being up for eviction against Lauren

      Watch Benedict Garrett's eviction from the Big Brother house 2012.

      3rd Housemate to be evicted, was Benedict. Skip to 32minutes to see him leave the house, and to see his eviction interview with Brian Dowling.

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      Tell me all your thoughts about Benedict and this controversial topic, or your thoughts in general. What did you make of Benedic

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          stella-writes 4 years ago

          Interesting lens. I guess he just wants to be popular by doing something controversial. Good title ,from ex teacher to porn star!

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          Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

          @stella-writes: Benedict Garrett does come across as a really nice guy when he's being interviewed, I think his problems come from people discussing the issues with him, and he comes across as self-important and supercilious - whereas if he demonstrated more empathy towards those with concern, he might get a better response from people to let them open their minds a bit. I think he's enjoying the success of Johnny Anglais at the moment :)

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          roony672 4 years ago

          UK Big Brother is the best!

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          Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

          @roony672: I agree, I think it's stepped up a notch since it went onto Channel5, but have you noticed they've relaxed the rule about contact with the outside world...they're forever bringing people into the house for tasks and surprises. Kinda weird.

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