Benjamin Castaldi (born 28 March 1970) is a French television personality of Italian as well as Polish-Jewish descent through his maternal grandmother (the actress Simone Signoret) and the former host of Secret Story, the spinoff of Loft Story which are the French adaptations of Big Brother. He currently hosts Nouvelle Star, the French adaptation of Pop idol.
|Occupation||Television presenter, radio host, producer|
(m. 1997; div. 2001)
(m. 2002; div. 2008)
(m. 2011; div. 2016)
|Relatives||Simone Signoret |
Benjamin Castaldi was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, the son of the actor Jean-Pierre Castaldi and the actress Catherine Allégret. His maternal grandparents were celebrated French actress Simone Signoret and French film director Yves Allégret.
Castaldi has been married three times. His first marriage was in 1997 to Valérie Sapienza, with whom he has two children, Julien (b. 1996) and Simon (b. 2000). The couple was divorced in 2001. On 21 September 2002, Castaldi married television and radio presenter Flavie Flament, with whom he has a son, Enzo Castaldi (8 February 2004); the couple divorced in 2008. He married thirdly, in 2011, Vanessa Broussouloux, but they separated in May 2016. He now lives with Aurore Aleman.
- 1994 : Studio Gabriel on France 2 with Michel Drucker
- 1998 : Vivement Dimanche with Michel Drucker
- 2000 : Radio host on Europe 1
- 2001 : Loft Story on M6 (2 seasons)
- 2003-2006 : Nouvelle Star (French version of American Idol) on M6
- 2006 : Le Grand Bazar on the radio RTL2
- 2007 : 1 vs. 100 on TF1
- 2007 : Secret Story on TF1
- 2010 : La Ferme Célébrités (3rd season) on TF1 with Jean-Pierre Foucault
- 2012 : Wheel of Fortune on TF1 with Valérie Bègue
- 2014 : Tahiti Quest
- 2014 : The Winner Is
- 2015 : Nouvelle Star (French version of American Idol) on D8
- "Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be (Paperback)". Film Guardian. 7 August 2000.
Signoret was descended from Polish Jews
- (in French) http://www.jeanmarcmorandini.com/article-8558-record-d-audience-pour-1-contre-100-mediametrie.html?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C6
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