WHEN parents Holly and Innocent applied for Rich House Poor House – they had no idea that their lives would change forever, instead of just the week of filming.
Holly, and Innocent, who works in mental health for the NHS are struggling to make ends meet like so many in the UK.
The couple live along with their two children and despite both having jobs struggle to afford the essentials of every day life.
"We became homeless, we ended up moving into a holiday let which was extremely expensive and took everything that we had and we worked for" she said as she opened up about her struggles on the Channel 5 series Rich House Poor House last night.
Fortunately, their luck changed and was offered an affordable house by a local landlord in Bridgewater, 'it's the best house,' Holly added.
Sharing their heartbreaking story on the programme, which airs every Sunday, Innocent reveals he works long hours but has little to show for it and barely gets time to see his family.
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Holly also used to work as a carer – but had to leave as the pair couldn't afford childcare.
With Innocent's job being the only source of income – the couple are left with less than £80 to survive on for the week.
"In the past things have got so bad we've visited food banks, my mum has transferred us money because she worried that we're not eating," says Holly.
Despite moving into more affordable housing – the couple have been unable to make it a home due to their lack of funds, even basics such as light shades.
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