Josie Cunningham brags about 6k free taxis a year: ‘Taxpayers will always fund me’

Josie Cunningham, 23, has revealed that she is "too famous" to take the bus and that she receives £6000 worth of free taxis - paid for by the taxpayer


by Kayleigh Dray |

Glamour model Josie Cunningham, 23, famously sparked outrage when she threatened to abort her unborn child so she could appear on Big Brother - and now she's revealed that she enjoys taxpayer-funded taxi rides oath £6000 a year.

All because she's too famous to get the bus.

The mum of two, who is four months pregnant after a stint as a call girl, told The Sun: "You wouldn't see Katie Price get a bus - and I'm much more hated than her.

"The amount of hate I get makes it impossible to get public transport."


Josie apparently told her doctor that her eldest son, six, was not going to school and her youngest, aged three, was not attending nursery because she could not face using the bus.

Her GP contacted Leeds City Council, which then agreed to pay for cabs to take her children to school every day - at a cost of £150 a week.

The same journey would cost her around £30 a week, according to The Sun.

Josie took to Twitter to write about the controversial payment, insisiting: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but tax payers will always fund me :) #NeedToSortMyBoatRaceOut #SchoolRun"

The bragging tweet came alongside a photo of the controversial public figure, whose face looked noticeably more puffy than usual.

It's not the first time Josie has boasted about using the taxpayers' money for her own personal use; she also enjoyed a £4,800 boob job on the NHS, not to mention £1500 worth of Botox and £2,500 worth of dental care.

In April, she revealed that she was considering having an abortion to ensure that she could still be famous - and appear on Big Brother.


She said: "An abortion will further my career. This time next year I won't have a baby.

"Instead, I'll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house.

"Nothing will get in my way."

However, after receiving death threats, Josie decided to keep the baby and instead sell DVDs of herself giving birth.

Should the taxpayers be paying for Josie Cunningham's taxis?

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