Former Baywatch beauty Carmen Electra has uncovered her all-time comedy hero - lewd British legend Benny Hill.

The American actress has declared the late funnyman her favourite comedian, and admits her choice of TV viewing left her young friends and teachers at the time baffled - so much so, her concerned school contacted her mum.

She says, "When I was nine years old, THE BENNY HILL SHOW was on TV quite late at night and I would stay up to watch it.

"I went to school one day and the teacher was talking to us about our favourite TV show. All the kids were putting their hands up and saying, 'THE Brady Bunch,' and other nice little shows, and I said, 'The Benny Hill Show.'

"They called my mum because they thought that was a little odd."

23/12/2004 17:41