Hometown: Noordhoek, Cape Town
Occupation: Apprentice Farrier
Ben is an apprentice farrier, which means someone who shoes horses, which is what he does on a farm in Noordhoek, where he lives an idyllic life.
“I live with eight cats and seven dogs – all of them pavement specials of note!” he says. Ben never owned a cellphone until he had to buy one especially for Idols this year.