Rich House, Poor House: Channel 5 viewers ‘teary’ as family live on £80 a week –

Published On: Sun, Aug 29th, 2021

Rich House, Poor House: Channel 5 viewers ‘teary’ as family live on £80 a week


Rich House, Poor House was back on screens for a new episode tonight. It followed two families of different wealths as they temporarily swapped lifestyles.

This allowed the family, and their four children, to live in a million pound house in Peterborough.

In the episode, the Gordon family were also introduced.

The family of six lived in a three bedroom council house based in Bedford.

After dad Solomon lost his job as a care worker during the pandemic, they were surviving on universal credit.

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Both families swapped lives for one week, living in each other’s homes with each other’s budget.

They both expressed their surprise as they adjusted to life at opposite ends of the wealth divide.

The Gordon family shared they had just £80.12 a week to spend after bills.

On the other hand, the Goodale D’Amores had £1,652.37 to spend each week.

They wrote: “Why don’t the famlies in the ‘poor house’ shop at a supermarket? Local shops cost more.”

Another shared their sympathy, and said: “Watching Rich House Poor House always makes me a bit teary.

“Just shows that not all poor people are poor because they’re lazy, but because they just got dealt a s*** hand in life.”

One more agreed, posting: “I’m watching rich house vs poor house and it’s so sad.

“The poor people only have £50ish a week to spend on themselves and four kids. It makes me so sad.”



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