Darren Bennett is best known as the loveable dancer on Stricly Come Dancing.
The dancing bug hit him at a young age when he and his twin brother danced competitively.
He now dances with his wife, Latin dance champion, Lilia Kopylova.
He won the second series of Stricly Come Dancing with…more
Darren Bennett and Letitia Dean will be partners for series five of Strictly Come Dancing.
Darren starred in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing with ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton.
Darren and Gloria were knocked out in the third week of the competitions despite Gloria saying that the Jive was her dance.
Darren and Jill had over 200 hours of practise together for Strictly Come Dancing - more than any other couple.
Darren and Gloria have not had the success he had with Jill. In only the second week of competitions on Strictly Come Dancing the lovely couple were in the bottom two, but fortunately survived to compete the folllowing week.
With Jill, Darren was never in the bottom two in Strictly Come Dancing.
Darren Bennet is 5'8'' tall.
Both of Darren's parents are dancing professionals and own City Limits Dance Centre in Sheffield. It is one of the biggest dance centres in England.
Darren Bennet is five foot six.
Darren was a World Amateur Latin Semi-Finalists
Darren was a World Professional Rising Star Champions 2003.
Darren was a World Show Dance Champion in 2004.
Darren was a World Professional Latin Finalist in 2005.
Darren started dancing when he was six.
Darren turned professional in 2003.
Darren has danced for Elton John.
Darren and Lilia won the Under 21 International and British Youth Championships, winning the later four times.
Darren is currently ranked #1 Latin Dance Champion with his wife, Lilia Kopylova.
Darren won the second series of Strictly Come Dancing with his celebrity partner, Jill Halfpenny. They then went on to be crowned Champion of Champions.
Darren's favourite dances are the samba and the foxtrot.
Darren has a twin, Dale, who also used to dance competitively.
Darren Bennett is married to his Strictly Come Dancing co-star Lilia Kopilova. They are also dance partners, specialising in Latin American dance.