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Rich House, Poor House Dad Breaks Down When Rich Family Offer To Help With £25,000 Debt

Rebecca Shepherd

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Rich House, Poor House Dad Breaks Down When Rich Family Offer To Help With £25,000 Debt

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A cash-strapped dad in £25,000 worth of debt broke down after his wealthy counterpart on Rich House, Poor House offered to help ease his family's financial burden.


Ed and Tracey Llewellyn, who have two children Mikey and Millie, were introduced on last night's episode and it was revealed that they get by on less than £100 per week.

The family swapped their life, along with their £1,500-per month London flat, with Ladisclav and Qi Horning's five-bedroom mansion, worth around £1.5 million.

The Hornings, who have one child called Mischa, are lucky enough to live on a £2,300 weekly spend thanks to their high-flying jobs in finance.

Ladisclav and Qi Horning with their daughter Mischa. Credit: Channel 5
Ladisclav and Qi Horning with their daughter Mischa. Credit: Channel 5

As the life swap came to an end, the parents gathered together to talk about what they've learnt which is when Ed opened up about his £25,000 debt.

The former estate agent explained: "Unfortunately the property market crashed and it left me with sky high debts that I couldn't pay. I can't afford to provide the things I want to for my family - it breaks my heart."

As he discussed the 'vicious circle' of debt, Ed added: "I can't give this to the kids. I want the kids to be successful and for them to have that nest egg and be set up for life."

The Llewellyn family. Credit: Channel 5
The Llewellyn family. Credit: Channel 5

Ladisclav then explained how he would provide professional help to the family to get them through this tough time.

He told them: "I will arrange for you, if you want to, for you to have a chat with our people in London, in our office. Specialists. I see your predicament and the pressure it puts on you and your family. Tracey, you will get out of it, he will get out of it."

He then pointed out that while the Llewellyns might not have much money, they do provide their children with the 'biggest treasure, which is two loving parents'.

The Hornings' mansion. Credit: Channel 5
The Hornings' mansion. Credit: Channel 5

In the episode, it became apparent that while Ladisclav and Qi have a generous income, they have missed parts of their daughter's life as she's grown up.

Reflecting on the week, Qi said: "You don't have much time with your children. I miss her school events, parents evenings. I feel guilty all the time.

"For people with very limited income and some debt, they must be extremely stressed and really do not know what will happen tomorrow, so it's quite scary.

"I think after this week we should appreciate more what we've got, especially Mischa. It's changed me a lot."

Rich House, Poor House continues Sundays at 9pm on Channel 5.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Channel 5

Rebecca Shepherd
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