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Get Your Own Back gameshow star Dave Benson Phillips’ new life as pro-wrestler

Children’s BBC star Dave Benson Phillips rose to fame on iconic 90s gameshow Get Your Own Back.

Dave was a fan favorite on the present – that ran from 1991 to 2003 – which noticed children get revenge on adults by having them soaked in gloopy gunge.

And since his TV days got here to an finish, the 56-year-old remains to be performing however in a really completely different manner.

The star has switched the TV units for a boxing ring resulting from turning into an expert wrestler – regardless of being 56.

According to his web site, he has branded himself the Dark Destroyer and works alongside Riptide.

Dave beforehand shared that he had his first style of grappling business when he labored as a blue coat at Pontins earlier than his TV fame.



Dave Benson Phillips rose to fame on iconic 90s gameshow Get Your Own Back

He informed the Mirror in 2018: “Well, I was a Pontins Blue Coat and amongst my duties, I was asked to referee the wrestling. It was a huge amount of fun for the wrestlers because in those days I was the only black Blue Coat in Pontins.

Dave continued: “It was one thing of nice leisure and amusement for everybody after which as soon as that season had completed I had the possibility to go on a wrestling journey in Germany.

“I wasn’t wrestling out there and was usually the referee, but I was taught the rules and had to learn things pretty sharpish.

“I used to be very inquisitive and I allow them to practise holds on me after which I’d practise some on them. I used to be very grateful for my time at Pontins however had all the time wished to be a singer and performer.”



He has now turned his hand to wrestling



He usually competes within the ring

Dave not too long ago shared that he all the time dreamed of bagging a job in Holby City and that he was devastated to seek out out that the medical drama was being axed.

He wrote on Twitter : “People have been gently breaking the news to me that HOLBY CITY, the BBC drama that I love and have always aspired to appear in, is to end. I am truly gutted. (sic)”

Several of his followers took to Twitter to encourage him to attempt to and bag a job earlier than the present ends.

One wrote: “It’s still on until March. Get in there quick! But it does suck.”

Another added: “Unlucky Dave. Would you not consider @BBCCasualty ? (sic)”

A 3rd added: “Well maybe you could try for a role in @BBCDoctors for a few episodes …I am sure that gunge therapy is going to be hugely popular that might make a storyline!! (sic)”

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