Benefits Street White Dee chats with Nick Clegg on radio

The Channel 4 show that centres on James Turner Street in Birmingham seems to be getting its fair share of attention these days. In case you haven’t seen the show, Benefits Street is about all the people that live on the street with roughly ninety percent of residents on benefits.

One of the central characters in the show is Dee Kelly, known as White Dee, and mother of the street, always has a quite a bit to say on the show, and now it appears White Dee has rang the LBC radio phone-in to have a bit of a chat with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

During the phone-in chat, which was captured on video, and we have that video for your entertainment below, White Dee defended the people living on James Turner Street. She also invited Clegg around for a cup of tea, and advised the Deputy Prime Minister that he wouldn’t find a rubbish-strewn road occupied by ‘scroungers’ as depicted in the Channel 4 show.

In the phone-in, Dee asks Clegg if he thinks the show is a fair reflection of people on benefits, to which Clegg responded, although he hasn’t seen Benefits Street, the impression he had is one side saying it shows that the benefits system is rubbish, and benefits should be withdrawn, whilst another side says it is outrageous that Benefits Street was made, and demonises people on welfare.

Dee also claimed that those people in the show have been ‘hoodwinked’ by the producers, who had told them Benefits Street would be about community spirit.

I’ll leave it right there so you can hit the play button to check out the full radio conversation for yourself, so you can make up your own mind about the show…enjoy.