Children's TV legend offers to entertain queueing shoppers in Sussex

A children's TV legend who lives in Sussex has offered to entertain shoppers queueing for newly-reopened stores across the county.

Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 5:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 5:50 pm

Dave Benson Phillips, who presented Get Your Own Back in the 1990s and now lives in Worthing, tweeted on Monday that he was there to support businesses in Sussex.

He said: "Notice to all large Sussex shops and retail outlets with huge queues of eager shoppers.

"Should you need someone to entertain the queue lines, please feel free to contact me."

Shops deemed non-essential by the Government were allowed to reopen on Monday, with queues seen at certain larger retailers like Primark and Sports Direct.

Dave presented the hit show Get Your Own Back from the first episode in 1991 until 2004, when it ended, where children competed against each other to dunk their annoying parents in a tank full of gunge.

He has since branched into the removals business with Benson’s Big Red Mover, but one of his first-ever jobs was as a wrestler at Pontins in Camber Sands aged 18.

In 2018, the television personality announced he was relaunching his wrestling career.

Dave Benson Phillips

If you would like Dave to visit your stores, contact him on Twitter or his agent on 01483 419 429.