Former Benefits Street star White Dee has revealed she made a desperate suicide attempt.Dee, whose real name is Deirdre Kelly, allegedly said she was driven to despair after fearing she would have to return to state benefits after a slump in her faltering showbiz career. The 44-year-old mum-of-two said she was so tormented she drunk vodka, brandy and Jack Daniels before necking pills.
She said: “After Benefits Street, everyone thought I was a millionaire. But the reality was very different. I was constantly worrying about money because the thought of going back to the Job Centre and signing on for the dole was terrifying. I decided under no circumstances was I going back through those doors.
“So I took out every pill I had in the house and got a bottle of vodka. I took one tablet and washed it down with a shot, then another one.”
Dee, from Winston Green, Birmingham, reportedly earned an eye-watering £100,000 for her stint on Celebrity Big Brother in August 2014. But she now claims she is “back to square one” despite her celebrity success. Fungi, who was also on Benefits Street, has also fallen on hard times, with the dad now sleeping rough in Birmingham.