Wife Swap star Lizzy Bardsley yesterday lost her appeal against her conviction for benefit fraud - and had her sentence increased.
The loudmouth mother of eight who first shot to fame in the Channel 4 reality show raked in £37,000 a year in state benefits - while being paid £4,350 more for interviews with TV, newspapers and magazines.
At Rochdale Magistrates Court last September, she was convicted of cheating the benefits system by not declaring the extra income, but she appealed.
Bardsley (32), claimed she had given £650 of the extra money to charity and the rest to her sister, Jennifer Hallisey.
The money was paid in cash or in cheques made out to Miss Hallisey, Bolton Crown Court heard.
Her sister denied this in court and accused Bardsley of lying - saying the cash was paid back to her after clearing in her bank account.
The court heard Bardsley was "conversant with the rules of entitlement" to benefits - receiving £2,846 a month in income support and child tax credits, with her housing benefit already paying her the rent on her home in Milnrow, Rochdale.
After hearing from both women Judge Charles Bloom QC ruled the evidence of both witnesses as questionable.
He said Bardsley, now separated from her husband Mark, was "evasive" and "dissembling" and her contention she gave all the money away, "implausible."
Judge Bloom increased Bardsley's sentence from 80 to 120 hours community service. He ordered the £2,300 court costs from the earlier hearing should stand along with the order for Bardsley to pay back the overpayment.