Martin Lewis in total disbelief at Edwina Currie's bizarre idea to save energy
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In case you hadn't noticed, energy bills are sky high right now - and they're only set to get worse come October.
As such, the Money Saving Expert boss has been on hand to offer the nation all kinds of tips and tricks on how to save cash - but even he is at a loss of what to do with costs going beyond the scope of anything the UK has experienced before.
And on today's (5 September) episode of Good Morning Britain, he appeared to be in despair as Edwina - who served under Margaret Thatcher's government - told people to make use of some foil.
In a clip shared on Twitter, she held up a square of foil-lined insulating and said: "Here's one of my suggestions as a tip, something that is dirt cheap.
"Martin knows about this sort of thing. If you put some of this behind your radiators, it really works, it makes the whole room nice and warm and it means you can turn down your thermostat without it causing you any more discomfort.
"Martin, Susanna, most people my age have lived in houses without central heating but we are dependent on it now.
"Just that kind of little thing makes such a difference."
She added: "Moving the sofa away from the radiator, you don't want to be heating the sofa, you want to be heating the room."
Martin's reaction says it all.
Dozens of people have responded to the 'tip' with a similar level of apprehension, with one writing on Twitter: "'We all grew up in houses without central heating...' what an entirely useless statement.
"Like saying well we used to deliver mail by horse, lived through the bubonic plague, used candles instead of electricity."
Another said: "This is so bonkers. We have this in our house. It won’t touch the bills coming in. Is she mad?"
Although a few people defended the former Tory politician, others were on hand to explain why tips, such as foil-lined insulation, aren't going to help in the way UK households need it to.
"They're tips that are going to make savings of a tiny percent, when bills are going up 80 percent," wrote one. "We're so far beyond 'tips' it's laughable that people think this is a solution."