Benefits Street, final episode, Channel 4, review

Jack Knowles, king of computer matchmaking, reckons BenefitsBritain. The year-old Stratford-upon-Avon entrepreneur, owner of DatingBeyond. He revealed that Benefits Street star White Dee, poster girl for the unemployed, has been approached to be the face of the new site. But the project has received a lukewarm response from Smoggy, who also played a prominent part in the Winson Green-based shockumentary Benefits Street. Money may not buy love, but the internet search for romance has certainly generated wonga for Jack, known as JK. In , he teamed up with former Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton to launch datewithchantelle.

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The former cabinet minister added: “Mind you, the production company is called Love Productions. That’s a bit like Stalin calling Pravda ‘free press’. The former home secretary let rip at the documentary show just weeks before series 2, based in Stockton, is expected to air.

Here, a Benefits Street resident (White Dee) is represented as avoiding work and being somewhat naive: ‘it is as though they feel as though.

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Benefits Street star Fungi, real name James Clarke, died form a heart attack in the early hours of Monday morning. He was found by paramedics in cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at the scene at a house for recovering drug addicts in Birmingham. Dave said Fungi, who appeared on Benefits Street alongside White Dee, had been clean from drugs and was doing well before he got cancer.

The DJ said: “I used to see him around and he knew I was a musician and told me he really wanted to record a song. Talking outside her Birmingham home, she continued: “The family are very upset, we’ve only just heard. Fungi, a father-of-four, became famous for starring in Benefits Street, which followed the residents living in Winson Green, Birmingham. He was one of the first people to appear on the show, which documented those in James Turner Street.

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on or visit a local Samaritans branch. A documentary was also being made about Fungi, focusing on his dream to release music.

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The Benefits Street star said that her daughter and son, who are both mixed race, were subjected to online trolling because of their ethnicity. White Dee , the star of Benefits Street and Celebrity Big Brother, has moved away from the home made famous by the Channel 4 documentary series after her children suffered racial abuse online. The TV personality, whose real name is Deirdre Kelly, has a year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son, both of whom are mixed race.

She’s been getting quite a lot of hateful stuff on Twitter, and it’s clearly going to get a lot worse.

FORMER Benefits Street star White Dee has revealed she downed “every pill in the house” and “a bottle of vodka” in a desperate suicide.

But so could we all if we were well enough. There have been substantial offers coming in from all around the world. She was admitted to hospital on Saturday with breathing problems. It comes from a government agency. And if the doctor says she well, and tells the agency, it will stop. She has, however, got a song coming out next week.

And she raps on the vocals.

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When it comes to weird gatherings of people, it’s up there with comic conventions and battlefield reenactments. White Dee at Tory Party Conference. So imagine what happened when White Dee – the controversial star of Channel 4’s Benefits Street – turned up to take part in a Policy Exchange fringe event on welfare. When White Dee came to Tory conference.

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The Big Benefits Row: Live, featuring White Dee and Katie Hopkins, watched by more than 2 million viewers. By John Plunkett.

I landed back in my home city of Birmingham the day before the first episode of the now-notorious Benefits Street , aired on Channel 4. I did, however, take a trip through the Bull Ring now rebranded around the cool blue lump that houses upmarket Selfridges , where some enterprising person nicked my phone. It was three days later, back in Dublin, when I watched the first episode. By then the complaints had started.

So far there have been more than 1, complaints about the series. The people of Birmingham can talk of little else. Some residents of less-harangued areas have taken to driving over to the street at the weekend for a gawk. It is the new West Midlands Safari Park. The watchers are staying in their cars here too. Short was MP for Ladywood, the Birmingham constituency where the TV series is set, for 27 years, and she grew up nearby.


White Dee has said she “regrets” doing Benefits Street because the cast were ‘ripped apart’ by the Channel 4 show. Speaking to BirminghamLive , she said: “I haven’t spoken to anyone shown in the documentary though I do still speak to people on the street. I do think it was one of the biggest regrets ever. We were like one massive family.

No we’ve never been to Benefits Street, although White Dee did walk past me once. A tip top is flavoured ice, pop is a fizzy drink and a.

The mum-of-two is facing a tough time despite high-profile TV appearances and a stint on Celebrity Big Brother. Benefits Street star White Dee has revealed she is on the verge of a financial meltdown. The mum-of-two has revealed she is broke and could lose her home, despite a number of high-profile TV appearances. Dee, whose real name is Deirdre Kelly, has split with her management company and released a statement in which she says she has “worked a lot, learnt a lot, but not earned a lot,” reports the Birmingham Mail.

A statement on behalf of the mum-of-two said: “In fact she finds herself after many TV appearances, personal appearances and pilot shows both in the UK and abroad, near to losing her home and back to square one, again – through no fault of her own, and not for the want of hard work! After the series she was in demand to appear on television talk shows, was flown out to host parties in Magaluf, spoke at a Tory Conference Fringe event, and in October , she also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.

Maybe with this new team around me I can start to see reward for my efforts. It said: “It is with some sadness that we announce that we have parted company with Dee Kelly aka White Dee. We firmly believe that we have given her a good platform — we may even vote for her one day if she becomes a politician. By Nick McCarthy. White Dee says she wants to focus on builder her career Image: Channel 5. Video Loading Video Unavailable. Click to play Tap to play.

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James Turner Street was plunged into the spotlight in with the airing of controversial Channel 4 series Benefits Street. It’s been five years since James Turner Street made a notorious name for itself on controversial reality show Benefits Street. The Channel 4 series, which went to air in , thrust the residents into a national spotlight and made unlikely celebrities of the likes of White Dee and Fungi. The fly on the wall documentary showed the camaraderie on the Winson Green street with many of the characters banding together while battling a life on benefits.

One resident, a woman who didn’t want to be named, said James Turner Street had ‘lost its heart and soul.

Benefits Street scrounger White Dee aka Deidre Kelly smokes outside her home. Benefits Street scrounger White Dee aka Deidre Kelly smokes outside her.

By Ollie Gillman for MailOnline. When you’re on the dole, it can be difficult to find time for dating. Or at least that’s the mantra of the matchmaking experts behind a new relationships website for people on benefits. Benefits Street star White Dee has been approached to be the poster girl of a new matchmaking site for people on state handouts. A spokesman for the website said: ‘Social security is not a favour from the Government.

People pay taxes, people receive benefits. In many cases, they are the same people. While White Dee has been asked to champion the site, Smoggy, her co-star from Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street, was less impressed.

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Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter. Mum-of-two Dee Kelly became a household name after starring in Channel 4’s Benefit Street, and was instantly sky-rocketed to fame. She confessed she’d: “worked a lot, learnt a lot, but not earned a lot” after splitting from her management, according to the Birmingham Mail. I took one tablet and washed it down with a shot, then another one.

I woke up and ran to the bathroom to be sick.

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Benefits Street is a British documentary series broadcast on Channel 4. It was first aired on 6 January , and ran for five episodes. It shows benefits claimants committing crimes, including a demonstration of how to shoplift , and portrays a situation in which people are dependent on welfare payments and lack the motivation to seek reliable employment. The show was controversial, with the police, Channel 4 and the media regulator Ofcom receiving hundreds of complaints.

There were Twitter death threats made against the residents of the street. Channel 4 was accused of making poverty porn.

Benefits Street’s White Dee working in mobile bar after revealing she is broke and may lose her home