Ninia Benjamin

Ninia Benjamin

Best known as one of BBC Three’s award-winning hidden-camera comedy 3 Non-Blondes, stand-up Ninia Benjamin has also featured in Lenny Henry’s BBC One show Len on the One.

She is also becoming a reality TV regular, appearing in Sky One’s Cirque Du Celebrity and BBC Three's Celebrity Scissorhands, both in 2007.

Her acting credits include the BBC Three drama Spinechillers, a theatrical production of Malcolm X and the lead role in the stage show Waiting To Inhale.

She also filmed a BBC Three show Gory Greek Gods in Greece in July 2004.

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Ninia Benjamin joins ‘Love Island for the over-40s’

Comic in new ITV reality show

Comedian Ninia Benjamin is looking for love on a Greek island for a new ITV reality show dubbed ‘Love Island for the over-40s’

Our Shirley Valentine Summer takes its cue from the 1989 romcom in which Pauline Collins’s titular character has a middle-aged holiday romance with a Greek tavern owner played by Tom Conti.

The stand-up will be joining fellow singletons Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles and Ingrid Tarrant on the island of Naxos.

Each has a personal goal, such as overcoming a marriage breakdown, losing weight, building self-confidence - and many of them will be going on dates.

On the show, 50-year-old Benjamin reveals that her last long-term relationship was 20 years ago.

The 3 Non-Blondes star has previously appeared on the reality shows Total Wipeout, Cirque de Celebrité, Celebrity Scissorhands, Celebrity MasterChef and Hole in the Wall.

The primetime series launches on ITV on July 19.

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Published: 8 Jul 2018

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