Benefits Street’s White Dee causes outrage after appearing on TV four days running – despite claims she is too ill to work

Viewers have expressed their outrage after White Dee, star of Benefit Street, appeared on This Morning for three days this week, plus a debate on Channel 4 - despite claiming she is 'too ill' to work.


by Ellie Hooper |
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The single mother, who claims she is too ill to work because she's depressed, was accused of being 'bone idle' by a member of the Conservative party, and it seems many others agree with him.

The 42-year-old, who's also had a hair and makeup overhaul for her television appearances, is also rumoured to appear on Celebrity Big Brother - which could get her up to £60,000.

White chats to Eamonn and Ruth on This Morning
White chats to Eamonn and Ruth on This Morning

'I haven't been on benefits my whole life,' says White. 'At the moment I am not in a place where (I can work). I suffer with depression and I am being assessed for bipolar disorder.

Dee has been unable to work since her mother died.

She explains her condition as: 'I have a good day, I have three bad days and then I have two good days. What sort of employed would I ring up and say "sorry I can't come in for three days - I'm low.'

White has admitted she receives around £200 a week in benefits, which she has received every week since 7 years ago when she was sacked from her job as a council administrator.

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