Mark Benton is an English actor and television presenter. Known for his roles as Eddie in Early Doors, Howard in Northern Lights and Martin Pond in Barbara. Benton has also starred in BBC One school-based drama series, Waterloo Road as Mathematics teacher, Daniel "Chalky" Chalk from 2011 to 2013 and again in 2014. In 2003 Benton starred as Eddie in 2 series of Early Doors. In 2013, Benton took part in Strictly Come Dancing and in 2015, he hosted daytime game show The Edge.