Ben Bailey Smith
Once an underground rapper, in 2010 Ben Bailey Smith created the double BAFTA winning CBBC television series 4 O'clock Club, which combines razor sharp rhymes and laugh-out-loud comedy. It filmed its ninth season in 2018. He has appeared on Blue Peter, both as a performer and a contributor to their reviews of children's literature, and has been a storyteller on CBeebies' Bedtime Stories. In 2016 he contributed to Sky's countdown of the nation's favourite Roald Dahl books and in 2017 made an unforgettable cameo in the Sky One adaptation of the David Walliams' bestselling children's novel Ratburger.
In 2016, Ben released his first children's book, I Am Bear; and followed up quickly with sequel, Bear Moves. He's currently writing a young adult play for the National Theatre's Connections programme. His latest work is a comic tale of the school run entitled Get a Move On!, aimed at 5-8 year olds. Ben lives in London.