Like it or loathe it, we’re all talking about Benefits Street

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Have you guys been watching Benefits Street, the new TV series on Channel 4 which looks at the benefits system and the impact it has on a street in Birmingham?

It’s just superb TV. Admittedly, it really doesn’t paint the residents of James Turner Street in a particularly good light, but then again the programme wasn’t supposed to.

The idea is give an accurate account of what it’s like living on benefits.

Whether you like or loathe the show, you can’t deny that Channel 4 has done a superb job at getting us to talk about it.

This week a live studio chat show debate was held and hosted by Matthew Wright.

I was yelling at the TV until my partner Matt pointed out: ‘They can’t hear you.’