A defiant mum of eight children living off benefits said she knows people think she is "trash" but doesn't care, as seen in a resurfaced video.

Marie Buchan, who was dubbed "Octomum" after appearing on Channel 4's Only Human in 2016, claims to be "addicted" to pregnancy and parenting her kids.

In the clip from the documentary, the mum from Selly Oak, Birmingham, notes some people are angry that she is living off state welfare but says she loves her children and that's all that matters to her.

She says: "I am addicted to pregnancy, I'm addicted to birth and feeding, I'm addicted to that."

Cuddling and bottle-feeding her newest arrival, baby Olivia, Marie says: "She's a happy baby that's why I could quite happily do it again."

"I think a lot of people do see me as trash really… Lazy, useless, just producing babies for money."

The clip resurfaced when it was shared on TikTok and watched more than 800,00 times.

Viewers were divided on the issue, with some supporting her and others outraged that she doesn't work and instead uses benefits to feed and home her large family.

One person wrote: "She would be perfect as a foster mum or adopting kids who need a family."

"How can a mother of eight be lazy?" questioned a second viewer.

A third viewer said: "She just seems like a really good mother and has really well-behaved kids, nothing wrong with that."

Someone else said: "Who has to pay for all that? The workers that's who!"

In January, there were concerns for Marie's health when she was rushed to hospital in an ambulance with a severe case of coronavirus after trying to self-isolate at home.

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