Status: Housemate - Entered CBB14 on Day 1
Series: Celebrity Big Brother Summer 2014 - CBB14
DEIRDRE KELLY AKA WHITE DEE
Deirdre Kelly, better known as ‘White Dee’ came to public prominence in the documentary
Critics have vilified her as the “patron saint of drug addicts and dropouts” whereas fans see her as a working-class hero.
Dee is a single mother to a son and a daughter.
Until five years ago, Deirdre worked as an administrator for Birmingham City Council until it was claimed she was being convicted of stealing to fund her then-partner’s drug abuse.
Since then Dee received benefits from the government after claiming she could not work due to suffering from depression.
Since the success of Benefits Street, Dee has received offers from all over the world for appearances in modelling, newspaper columns, cooking, holidays, as well as other television reality shows.
Recently Dee travelled to Magaluf .
This resulted in David Cameron personally ordering a probe into her finances after she was photographed enjoying a boozy holiday, despite being ‘too depressed’ to work. Dee no longer claims benefits.