The year-old has been partying hard following her successful stint on Celebrity Big Brother. These days White Dee, real name Deirdre Kelly, is the toast of the town and when we say town we mean any town she goes to. And on Monday evening the Benefits Street star graced Stoke with her presence for a night on the tiles. Despite it being the start of the week, fans came out in their droves to meet the straight-talking Brummie. In fact she went down so well that she even stopped to have a her picture taken with two rather star-struck policemen. Looking a far cry from the woman who first hit TV screens Dee, who came fifth on CBB, wore a flattering black top and trousers, while her hair was styled in a sleek bob. Meanwhile the future is looking very bright indeed for Dee, as just a week after she left the house it was reported that she had landed her first big screen role. It's thought she will play the obese and heavily tattooed mother in a new film depicting the childhood of Birmingham photographer Richard Billingham.
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In 12 months Deirdre Kelly has gone from surviving on benefits to celebrity status and numerous TV appearances - and all thanks to a Channel 4 documentary. Twelve months ago Deirdre Kelly was a single mum counting the pennies in the festive season, apprehensive about what would bring. The controversial fly-on-the wall series about surviving on benefits in modern day Britain catapulted her into the public eye bringing fame and fortune. Her larger-than-life personality and down-to-earth nature wins her an army of admirers — but there are just as many people disgusted by dependence on handouts, despite it being explained that Dee cannot work because she suffers from depression. Within 12 hours of episode one being broadcast, reporters are mobbing her house, eggs pelted at her door from passing cars, and her name is trending on Twitter. Acid-tongued TV personality Katie Hopkins jumps on the bandwagon and voices her opinion of the show — and annoys Dee by criticising her parenting skills. There are rumours of another TV show, book deals, newspaper columns and a cookery show. Dee is hot property. Here comes the sun! Dee heads to Majorca party capital Magaluf to headline a pool party event and bar crawl.
The controversial Benefits Streets star made the announcement as she and Mark Wilson hosted a bash last night to celebrate. Dee — real name Deirdre Kelly — showed off her sparkler for the cameras that were inside the exclusive event. Dee kept her romance with DJ Mark a secret for six months before they went public — just days before she entered the Channel 5 reality show. Mark got another woman pregnant when he and Vanessa were married. He had the nerve to tell her it was her fault," they said. The Jamaican-born DJ later spoke of his relationship with Dee, revealing: "I have sat back quietly the past six months. I have heard and read a lot said about Dee. By Ash Percival. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.