TV show winner admits benefit fraud

A mother from Staffordshire who won £95,000 on the television show Deal Or No Deal has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud.

Caroline Banana, 40, of Stoke-on-Trent, admitted six counts of failing to disclose financial changes in her circumstances with the intention of profiting from the situation, North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court confirmed.

She had been facing trial over 10 charges in a prosecution brought by Stoke City Council at the court on Thursday.

However she admitted the six charges, while the other offences were dismissed.