Police have confirmed that a reality TV star has been found dead.1leeLee Nutley, who featured in the second series of the reality show Benefits Street on Channel 4, was pronounced dead by paramedics. He was found dead at the street where the the show was filmed yesterday.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to an address on Kingston Road, Stockton, by ambulance service colleagues at around 5.40pm last night.  A man in his 40s was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene and there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances. A file will therefore be prepared for the coroner.”

Mr Nutley was one of the residents of the street followed by cameras for the controversial documentary show. In his biography on the Channel 4 website he said: “I’ve worked half my life, I’ve haven’t just sat on my arse since leaving school, I’ve worked all over the country. I need to earn some dollars, it’s no good walking the streets and that, I like work.”