White Dee - real name Deirdre Kelly - was seen at Birmingham Pride pulling pints for Davenport brewers (Photograph: Adam Yosef)
White Dee – real name Deirdre Kelly – was seen at Birmingham Pride pulling pints at a Davenport brewers bar stand (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Birmingham’s most well-known reality star White Dee – real name Deidre Kelly – was spotted serving pints over the Bank Holiday weekend, only days after revealing she’s broke and nearly homeless.

The Celebrity Big Brother star, who found fame on controversial Channel 4 show Benefits Street back in January 2014, has spent the last two years making a number of television appearances, featuring in magazines and newspapers across the country, had her own TV show and even released a fitness DVD.

In January 2015, her then agent Barry Tomes claimed she was on her way to becoming a millionaire, but only last month the 43-year-old cut ties with her former PR team and admitted to the Birmingham Mail that she was broke and on the verge of losing her home.

Over the weekend, only days after her bombshell revelation, White Dee was seen pouring pints at Birmingham Pride, on a beer stand run by local brewery Davenports.

'Dee' Kelly recently revealed that she was broke and nearly homeless (Photograph: Adam Yosef)
‘Dee’ Kelly recently revealed that she was broke and nearly homeless (Photograph: Adam Yosef)
A spokesperson for White Dee said she always wants to work but hasn't earned as much as appears to have (Photograph: Adam Yosef)
A spokesperson for White Dee said she always wants to work but hasn’t earned as much as the media might suggest (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Chatting to I Am Birmingham’s Andrew Stelly, she said:

“Normally I never ever miss a Pride, because I absolutely love Birmingham Pride. This year, I have actually been commissioned to do a personal appearance behind the Davenport stand bar. So I’ve been behind here and haven’t had the chance yet to experience the event but, oh my God, the response has been amazing!”

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Despite the set back, Dee seemed in good spirits and is eager to move forward.

A statement from her new PR team, on behalf of the mum-of-two said: “In fact she finds herself after many TV appearances, personal appearances and pilot shows both in the UK and abroad, near to losing her home and back to square one, again – through no fault of her own, and not for the want of hard work!

“Now under the new management of ‘Team Dee’, she is finding her confidence again and looking at all the many opportunities open to her. From TV work, fitness DVD opportunities and even motivational speaking.”

White Dee was working at Birmingham Pride 2016 for Davenport brewers (Photograph: Adam Yosef)
White Dee was working at Birmingham Pride 2016 for Davenport brewers (Photograph: Adam Yosef)
Despite her financial situation, White Dee seemed to be in good spirits and had a positive outlook (Photograph: Adam Yosef)
Despite her financial situation, White Dee – here with Andrew Stelly – seemed to be in good spirits and had a positive outlook for the future (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

White Dee has been attending Birmingham Pride for many years and says she looks forward to taking her family out to the event, the UK’s biggest two-day pride, every year.

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Next year’s Birmingham Pride 2017 will be taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May.

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