The benefits couple who are too FAT to work: Newlyweds who weigh 54 stone between them claim £2,000 a month


Stephen Beer and Michelle Coombe, are from Plymouth, where 60 per cent of adults are overweight. The couple, who weigh more than 54 stone between them and claim £2,000 a month in benefits,  have wed in a £3,000 ceremony - paid for by the taxpayer



























Stephen Beer and Michelle Coombe, are from Plymouth, Devon, where 60 per cent of adults are overweight. Mr Beer, who has already been married five times, weighs 31 stone and has not worked in five years. The couple (pictured right on their wedding day) were filmed by the makers of Benefits: Too Fat To Work, a Channel 5 documentary about benefit claimants who claim their weight prevents them from working. They are among 12,000 people who received Disability Living Allowance last year because they have metabolic disease - the medical term for a combination of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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