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The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Here at The Huffington Post UK Entertainment, the great thing is that we can hear a variety of different opinions about the latest news from the world...

'Benefits Street' Is a Red Herring for the Real Issue Surrounding the Welfare State

David Mooney | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Mooney

Deny it all you want, but at some point in your life you've been forced to clear your browsing history because of some questionable content you found yourself viewing at nearly midnight on a Friday after a stressful week. Sometimes the temptation is just too much to avoid surfing to the wrong side of the tracks and what follows is a swift re-writing of history where we pretend that we were on the phone or had dropped off for a moment instead.

What's Behind the Surge in Poverty Porn? We Are

Michael Havis | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Havis

Documentaries about benefits and those who get them can be insightful, but when you're tuning in for a thrill it's poverty porn - so do remember to feel a tad ashamed when the credits roll.

BPG Awards - Sceptics Who Forecast the Death of TV in the Internet Age Have Been Proven Wrong

Gideon Spanier | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gideon Spanier

The sceptics who forecast the death of TV in the internet age have been proven wrong. For proof, look no further than the winner of our best factual entertainment show, Gogglebox, a show about people watching people watching TV. It's what we love to do.

Channel 4's 'Immigration Street' Cut To Just One Episode After Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

Channel 4 has been forced to cut down its controversial 'Immigration Street' programme amid "threats of violence" from people trying to stop it being ...

Here's One Famous Endorsement Miliband Seriously Doesn't Want

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

One of the stars of the controversial documentary series Benefits Street, White Dee, has announced she is "swaying towards" voting Labour. Dee, als...

Channel 4's 'Poverty Porn' Isn't Going Down Well In Grimsby

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Channel 4 has been accused of perpetuating a "monstrous travesty of reality" by making a "vapid and exploitative" TV series focusing on the lives of t...

Imagine Turning the Camera Lens onto the Masters of the Universe

Dan Silver | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Silver

Instead of 'poverty porn' being used to undermine the support for the welfare state, we would have a media that highlights the violently unequal society in which we live and reveal the hypocrisy that lies at the heart of it.

Dee 'Signs Big Money Deal' For New Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

After finding fame on ‘Benefits Street’ and starring in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, White Dee is planning her next small screen venture and has s...

Debt - The Silent Assassin

Mike Beeson | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Mike Beeson

I make the distinction here between 'consumer' and 'business' debt. Yes, they're different, but some of the effects of catastrophic corporate failure can have a similar impact on the personal lives of those caught up in a business collapse.

White Dee Set For Big Screen Debut

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

After conquering the small screen on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, ‘Benefits Street’ star White Dee is setting her sights high and hoping to nab a ...

White Dee Forced To Move Over Racial Abuse

PA | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK

Celebrity Big Brother star White Dee has been forced to leave Benefits Street after her children were racially abused. Deirdre Kelly, better known ...

'Celebrity Big Brother' - An Unusually Depressing Affair

Dom Joly | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dom Joly

The problem is that the original concept of "celeb" reality shows was to mix a set of different "celebs" together so that you could see what they were really like behind their public facades. In Celebrity Big Brother almost everyone is "famous" for being in their own reality shows... This means that we already know what they are like. That is the point of the shows they are already on. It's very confusing.

White Dee Cries Over 'Benefits Street'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

White Dee had an emotional day in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house during Wednesday night’s highlights show, breaking down when she discussed t...

'Benefits Street Filmmakers Aren't Welcome In Teesside'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

A council leader has said the makers of the controversial reality TV show 'Benefits Street' have ignored pleas to stay away from his town. Filming ...

Are You Ready For White Dee's Fashion Range?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Benefits Street'' star White Dee is set to earn hundreds of thousands of pounds when she leaves the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house with various deals...

Check Out White Dee's Royal Transformation

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Benefits Street’ resident White Dee was at the centre of this year’s first ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ twist when she headed into the house on ...

'Benefits Street' Sequel Labelled Racist By Residents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

The residents of Derby Road in Southampton have hit out at Channel 4 bosses over their plans to screen a ‘Benefits Street’ sequel entitled ‘Immi...

Did Josie 'Steal' White Dee's Slot In The 'CBB' House?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Josie Cunningham, the young mum famous for getting a £4800 boob job on the NHS, has sparked fresh rumours that she’ll be making an appearance in t...

White Dee 'Lands £100k 'CBB' Deal'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

What do White Dee, Julie Burchill and Stephanie Pratt have in common? Well, they’re all heading into the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house apparentl...

Benefits Street Team To Turn Cameras Onto Issue Of Immigration

PA | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

The team behind the controversial television show Benefits Street is turning its attention to immigration for a new series. The Channel 4 show, with a...

'Married At First Sight': Will Channel 4's New TV Show Live Happily Ever After?

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

The series is called Married at First Sight and it does pretty much what it says on the tin: it takes two strangers, gets them to marry, gives them six weeks to see if they can make it work and then asks them to decide whether they want to stay together or not.

Benefits Street's White Dee 'Offered Own Cookery Show'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

The star of Channel Four's controversial Benefits Street programme has received multiple offers to become a TV chef from major broadcasters - but she ...

Asa Bennett

IDS Snubs Benefits Street Residents... As He's Too Busy

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith rejected an invitation to meet the residents of James Turner Street, made famous on the controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits...

White Dee 'Turns Down £100,000' To Stay On Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

Benefits Street's Deirdre Kelly has apparently turned down £100,000 to carry on receiving state benefits. Her agent Barry Tomes told the Birmingha...