BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado is a benefits cheat – blame Matt Allwright
DAN Penteado, 40, from Westbourne, Bournemouth, is a presenter on BBC TV’s Rogue Traders. He’s the one on the bike who hardly ever speaks. He might well be the best presenter the BBC has. At Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court, Penteado has admitted eight offences of dishonestly or knowingly claiming housing and council tax benefits. Yep, the man who exposes wrongdoing and rip-off merchants on the telly is a rip-off merchant. He’s been robbing from you, the taxpayer. He’s claimed benefits ( £24,077.60 in housing and council tax benefit he was not entitled to) whilst earning £56,000 for his work on Rogue Traders from 2008 to 2011.
Yes again – £56,000 for riding a bike with Matt Allwright sat on the back. If Presenter Allwright could ride a motorbike, Penteado would be an innocent man and the BBC would have more cash.
Given how the media loves writing about the media, perhaps Penteado can now get his own show, one where he teaches Allwright how to drive…