Rhys Benjamin blasted his way onto the online scene by appearing on c4countdown under the pseudonym Robert Baxter. "Robert" became brutally harsh, and many people did not take to this approach. He decided to make a new account with his real name, and then blasted onto Apterous. He then attended CoLei3 and CoLei4, and he recalls the experience as "A once in a lifetime opportunity for me." He played Series 54 champion Conor Travers, and he recalls that as "the best moment of the day."
He is now toying with the idea of applying for the show.