Benjamin Collett "Ben" Mills (born 1 March 1980 in Chatham, Kent, England) is a British singer who finished in third place on the third series of The X Factor in 2006. After the show, Mills signed a five-album record deal with SonyBMG. His debut album, Picture of You, was released on 12 March 2007, the same date as the debut album from X Factor runner-up Ray Quinn. His debut single was advertised as "Beside You" and set to be released on 5 March 2007, but it was pulled by the record company at the last minute. The reason given was to concentrate on album sales. Mills made an appearance on 30 November 2008 in Margate, Kent together with Bob Geldof to switch on the Christmas lights. He also sang a rendition of Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" to around 2000 people.