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Post  MarcusBentleyBB on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 2:54 pm

Hi! You probably know me best as the voice-over/narrator on Big Brother but I also act a bit.
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Post  SaintMike on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 4:41 pm

Hi Marcus and welcome



From Wikipedia.....

Marcus Bentley (born 4 October 1967) is a British actor, broadcaster and voice-over artist. Born in Gateshead, he was brought up in Stockton on Tees and attended East 15 Acting School in Essex. Bentley is married and has three children.
Bentley is most famous for narrating the UK version of reality show Big Brother since its inception. He also did other continuity announcements for Channel 4 until he left in July 2011 to continue narrating the revived Big Brother on Channel 5. Bentley's voiceover work has led to his heavy Geordie accent becoming one of the most recognised voices in the UK.
Bentley has also appeared on stage and in TV shows; The Bill and London's Burning. Although he rarely makes public appearances, Bentley's public profile has been raised since Big Brother's Channel 5 revival.



He was selected as the narrator of the UK version of Big Brother, which remains his best-known work. He has narrated all eleven series to date, as well as the spin-offs Celebrity Big Brother, Teen Big Brother: The Experiment and Big Brother Celebrity Hijack. The producers of Big Brother gave him the job of narrator because they liked the way he said "Chickens". His most notable catchphrase is "Day [x] in the Big Brother house...".

Despite having a low profile he has made some exceptions. On day 59 of Big Brother 2003 he was interviewed in the camera run by Dermot O'Leary on BBLB and during Big Brother 2002 he was interviewed in the studio. On 13 August 2006, to accept his award as Big Brother's Little Brother's employee of the week, the final one of the series, he chose not to appear in person but was interviewed unseen from within the BBLB studio with a voice over Dermot, the host. He made another exception on 28 January 2008, when he made the link to Dermot's best bits while being seated in the Hijacker Booth. His face remained unseen, as all lights were down in the Booth. As part of the running joke surrounding him, Bentley has occasionally been featured on BBLB reading a humorous script for the show, albeit filmed from a back view so as not to reveal what he looks like on the show itself. Bentley's voice also appeared in the fictional Big Brother based horror television series Dead Set.



On 23 May 2010, Bentley made an on camera appearance in the final ever Big Brother teaser trailer. Bentley starred in it as a priest saying goodbye to Big Brother, as various old housemates such as Nikki Grahame, Nasty Nick and Brian Dowling danced and laid Big Brother to rest.



On 28 July 2010 (Day 49) during Big Brother Series 11 and as part of the Ignore the Obvious task, he appeared in the house narrating scenes live with a microphone while bowling it around the house. The housemates were under instruction to not react to various unusual events, including Bentley's appearance in the house. His lines included “Some of the housemates are in the living room, passing round the Jaffa Cakes” and “Rachel is in the bathroom. Alone”.

He was the voice of Titan the Robot in BB11.

After the last episode of Ultimate Big Brother, a short video was uploaded to the official site. It showed Marcus walking out the house with a suitcase, looking up, and going "Day one, of the rest of my life..." During the final Big Brother's Big Mouth a short film was made showing Marcus comically holding a family hostage after Big Brother had ended, so that he could continue to narrate people's lives.



Aside from Big Brother, Bentley could be heard on Channel 4 as a continuity announcer until he resigned after ten years, when he reprised his Big Brother narrator role on the revived Channel 5 series.

Another of Bentley's roles is the unseen question master on Sky One quiz show, Dirty Money.


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Post  SaintMike on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 6:49 pm

Can you please tell us how you first got the job with Big Brother?

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Post  SaintMike on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 6:50 pm

Over the years, who has been your favourite resident in the house (and why)? And who has aggravated you?

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Post  North End Mam on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 6:53 pm

Hi and thanks for doing this.

If you had not gone into the world of entertainment what job would you have liked to do?
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Post  North End Mam on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 6:54 pm

Who do you think was the most popular BB resident with other residents?
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Post  North End Mam on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 6:55 pm

Which BB year was your favourite?
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Post  Dell-ta Dawn on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 6:58 pm

Hi

Can you tall us a bit about working on The Bill? I loved that series. Do you have other acting work in the pipeline?
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Post  Dell-ta Dawn on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 6:59 pm

Can you try to tell us your biography in a couple of paragraphs?
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Post  Dell-ta Dawn on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:00 pm

Have you ever thought about writing a book about your BB experiences?
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Post  DellBoy on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:01 pm

Do you like football? Which team do you support?
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Post  DellBoy on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:03 pm

Have there been times that things have not gone quite right? Any embarrassing moments you can tell us about?
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Post  DellBoy on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:04 pm

Who were the sexiest BB residents?
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Post  SaintsChick on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:06 pm

Hey, are you superstitious? Are there things you do for good luck?
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Post  SaintsChick on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:09 pm

Answer these so we can see what makes you tick?

1. Do friends have a pet name or nickname for you?

2 What hobbies do you pursue?

3 Do you drive? What would be your ideal car to drive?

4 If you were offered a part in a TV soap, which soap would you choose?

5 What sort of music do you listen to and who are your favourite singers/groups (past or present)?

6 What are or were your favourite TV programmes?

7 What are your favourite films?

8. What are your favourite plays?

9. What are your favourite books?

10 Who is your favourite actor? And actress?

11 What product would you like to be given a contract to advertise?

12 Do you have any pets?

13 What is your favourite meal?

14 What is your favourite drink?

15. Can you sing or play a musical instrument?

16. Which colours do you prefer wearing?

17. What is your ideal holiday?

18 Are you married or do you have a partner? And children?

19 What is your favourite joke?

20 Is there anything you regret not having done in your life so far and do you have any ambitions you hope to fulfil?
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Post  SaintsChick on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:11 pm

Can you tell us any amusing stories about the Big Brother presenters please?
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