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Myleene Klass Accused Of Hypocrisy After Ed Miliband Mansion Tax Row

18/11/2014 12:56 GMT | Updated 18/11/2014 13:59 GMT

"Out of touch" former pop star Myleene Klass has been accused of hypocrisy after giving Ed Miliband a verbal lashing over his proposed mansion tax.

Klass, who is thought to be worth more than £11 million, seemed to be extremely confident with her understanding of the UK's taxation system when appearing on ITV’s The Agenda last night.

Miliband, who has pledged to impose a tax on homes worth more than £2million, was told by the face of the Littlewoods catalogue that his plan was "disturbing."

Klass, who became a celebrity after appearing in the short-lived pop group Hear'Say, reportedly sold her home last year for £2.5 million, and seemed to think that "garages" in London are in the same price bracket.

Many were quick to highlight that that her comment isn't quite true.

A fund-raising page has now been set up for the singer, which reads: “Help Myleene Klass pay her Mansion Tax.

"Myleene is a struggling mother with a fortune of £11m who needs our help. Please be generous.”

During the heated debate, host Tom Bradby was even forced to step in to try and calm the escalating tension by saying: "Ed’s getting a bit isolated here."

But Klass, continuing with her rant hit back: "Ed’s getting isolated because no one thinks it is going to work."

"You may as well just tax me on this glass of water. You can’t just point at things and tax them," she added.

The incident echoes millionaire footballer Sol Campbell also voicing his concerns over Labour's proposed mansion tax.

The former Arsenal and England defender launched into an outburst as never-ending as his sliding tackle, then it emerged he had put his mansion up for sale at £25 million.

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