Residents of 'Benefits Street' will be given the chance to respond to critics in a follow-up documentary to the series which was set in Birmingham.
The show followed people living on benefits in Birmingham's James Turner Street over a 12 month period and attracted widespread media attention. It also prompted debate in parliament over welfare dependancy.
The one-off documentary, 'Benefits Street: The Last Word', will feature regulars from the show, who will discuss their experience of living on benefits and the reaction to the series.
A Channel 4 spokesman said a live debate which aims to "shine a spotlight on the range of issues brought to the fore by Benefits Street" will follow the documentary.
One of the stars of controversial reality TV show Benefits Street says she will run for Parliament as an independent candidate after a "patronising" response from a sitting MP.
Deirdre Kelly, also known as "White Dee", shot to fame on Channel 4's Benefits Street which followed a series of people living on social security in James Turner Street in the Winson Green area of Birmingham.
Writing in this week's Spectator, she said she was inspired when her daughter showed her a newspaper article where her chances of political success were written off.
She said: "The fuss about Benefits Street means Ladbrokes has made me 50-1 to be the next MP for Birmingham Ladywood, and until I read that patronising nonsense I wasn't going to stand. Now, I think I will."
Channel 4 has announced plans for a new series of the hit show but it will not be filmed in Birmingham.
Controversial reality TV show Benefits Street looks set to return for a second series - but will not be filming in Birmingham.
Programme producers are researching new locations but confirmed cameras will not be returning to James Turner Street in the Winson Green area.
In a statement from Channel 4, a spokesman said: "The first series ignited an important debate about the welfare system and we are interested in seeing if we can revisit this through the experiences of residents of a street in a different part of Britain."
The show, which follows a series of people living on benefits, has been a ratings hit for Channel 4 but has been criticised for allegedly demonising those living on the breadline, while some of the residents claim they were misled into appearing.
One of the stars of "Benefits Street" has invited Nick Clegg to the Birmingham road where the programme is filmed, saying residents would love him to pay a visit.
Deirdre Kelly, known on the programme as White Dee, told the Deputy Prime Minister on his weekly LBC 97.3 show he would be "very welcome."
"He would see a very clean street, he would see people getting together helping each other, people not scrounging, not lying around, children at school, so he'd have to come after school finishes."
Mr. Clegg admitted he had not yet seen the programme.
Mr Clegg, asked if he would take up the invitation to James Turner Street in Winson Green, said: "I'd love to meet Dee, but I'm not on-air going to make promises that I'm going to turn up on your street Dee."