Professional tabloid provocateur Josie Cunningham is selling tickets to witness the birth of her third child – and guess what?
All four tickets have sold out. Only four tickets you say? Well, apparently she’ll be raking in an eye-watering £30,000 for the stunt.
The 23-year-old wrote on Twitter: “I reveal my plans to share one of life’s most precious moments – I’m selling tickets to my child birth.”
She said: “I was gutted when the DVD deal was pulled – I was set to make thousands and wanted to share the precious experience. I realised the next best thing would be to sell tickets of me giving birth at home.”
Two tickets were priced at £10,000 each and the other two for £5,000, she explained.
The pricier tickets will allow fans to film the October birth and take photos.
Remarkably, Cunningham whose claim to fame is being the recipient of a £4,800 NHS-funded breast enlargement, says she will use the funds to pay the NHS back for her surgery.
On Tuesday Cunningham tweeted that all four tickets had sold out within 14 minutes.
In today's @CloserOnline , I reveal my plans to share one of life's most precious moments - I'm selling tickets to my child birth.— Josie Cunningham (@JosieCOnline) July 29, 2014
WOW! Just been told all 4 tickets have sold out in 14 minutes!!!!— Josie Cunningham (@JosieCOnline) July 29, 2014
Superfan Paul Mills-Ash told Closer: “I’ve followed Josie’s career since she first came into the public eye. I’m using my savings to buy a £5k ticket. It’s a lot of money but it’s worth it. It will be great to say I was at the birth in years to come.”
Cunningham appeared on This Morning on Wednesday where she also vowed to use some of the ticket funds to pay back the £6,000 a year of tax-payer funded taxi rides she was until recently claiming.
She also told her hosts the original idea for filming the birth was “for educational reasons purely” but when that fell through she decided it was “a good way to pay back to the NHS.”
Eamonn Holmes somewhat disingenuously replied: “That’s a wonderful philanthropic thought.”
Cunningham claims she expects to have a tell-all book on the shelves by the end of the year.
The wannabe glamour model appears to have been courting the public's wrath since her breast enlargement last year, having subsequently gleefully revealed she's received £1,500 of Botox injections to treat excessive sweating and £2,500 of dental treatment – also funded by NHS.
Read more of her story in this week's Closer magazine, out now.