Other British papers picked up on the story, which contains a little more information about Benjamin, who was born when his mother was 20 and married to musician Danny Keough:
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph at the Inspiration Awards for Women, at Cadogan Hall in Belgravia, he said of the £3.3million contract: 'The music will be nothing like Elvis, nothing like him at all.'
The teenager, who bears a startling resemblance to his grandfather, is currently taking a break from making the [first] album, which he hopes to release next year.
'He's a typical 17-year-old,' his spokesman said. 'He doesn't get up before midday and then grunts at you.'
A note about Benjamin's surname: The stories about his record deal all refer to him as Benjamin Presley, though other mentions from over the years have him as Benjamin or Ben Keough. I can imagine there might be some show-biz advantages to using the Presley name.
Here is a YouTube slideshow with pictures of young Ben from over the years. (Creepily, Michael Jackson's "Ben" is playing in the background.)