Ben Pulsford joined Bauer as a digital writer for both heat and Closer in May 2022.

His journalism career began in 2010 when he joined First News, the UK's national newspaper for young people, as their editorial assistant. During his eight years at First News, Ben rose the ranks to become Senior News Writer, followed by Digital Editor.

In 2018, Ben became a freelance writer, writing for likes of The Week Junior, Penguin, Puffin Books and The Hook.

During his career, Ben has interviewed some of the biggest stars on the planet, including Antonio Banderas, Jason Derulo, Usher, Kristen Stewart, Chris Evans and his personal favourite, Ashley Tisdale.

He has a BA in Film Writing and Creative Writing from the University of Surrey.

Ben also hosts and produces an LGBTQ+ podcast called Once Upon A Scream, which frequently features Drag Race UK alumni.

Fun fact about Ben, he is also a part time drag queen on the London scene and goes by the name Beary Poppins. You can follow his antics in and out of drag at thebearypoppins.

If he were ever to go on Mastermind, he wants you all to know that his speciality subject would be Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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