Benjamin Castaldi

Benjamin Castaldi
Born (1970-03-28) 28 March 1970
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Nationality French
Occupation television presenter
radio host
Years active 1995–present

Valérie Castaldi (1997-2001) (divorced) (2 children)
Flavie Flament (2002–2008) (divorced) (1 child)

Vanessa (m.2011)
Children Julien (b. 1996)
(b. 2000)
Enzo Castaldi
Parent(s) Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Catherine Allégret
Simone Signoret (grandmother)
Yves Montand (step grandfather)

Benjamin Castaldi (born 28 March 1970) is a French television personality of Italian origin and Polish-Jewish descent through his maternal grandmother (the actress Simone Signoret)[1] and the former host of Secret Story, the spinoff of Loft Story which are the French adaptations of Big Brother. He currently host Nouvelle Star, the French adaptation of Pop idol.

He became famous as the host of Loft Story and Secret Story.[2] He is the son of the actor Jean-Pierre Castaldi[3] and the actress Catherine Allegret.[4]



  1. "Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be (Paperback)". Film Guardian. 7 August 2000. Signoret was descended from Polish Jews
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