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Blackburn family to star in How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours

A BLACKBURN family who racked up more than £9k in credit card bills are set to appear in a Channel 4 show later this month.

How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours follows Anna Richardson and her team of ‘money-saving ninjas ‘who demonstrate several ways to revolutionise the way we live by saving money and sorting out our homes – all in 24 hours.

They visit families where money is tight and spending is an issue, to see if they can help them save a whopping £1,000 in just 24 hours, while giving us all a lesson on how to stop subconsciously spending and save our cash for the finer things in life.

Each expert has six hours to work their magic, while Anna is on finance watch and takes on the household bills; from overpaying for utilities to paying forgotten subscriptions.

With tips from top restaurateur and chef Gary Usher, DIY and design expert Eve Humphreys and one of the new breed of ‘cleanfluencers’, Peachy Clean, viewers can learn how to budget and get the maximum effect from a minimum spend on everything from our food, homes and clothes to our bills.

We recommend having a notebook to hand, because the advice dished out is that good.

Series two of the show is set to air next Monday (26 July) and it will kick off with a Blackburn family.

In the episode, Anna Richardson will meet the Barton-Wilkinsons- a family of three whose spending habits have spiralled out of control.

After the pandemic hit, Matt and Neil reveal how their finances were left hanging in the balance after putting a whopping £9,000 on their credit cards.

The episode will take a close look at their spending habits- including the eye-watering £1,300 monthly bill they spend on food alone.

Matt and Neil will get a crash course in cheap, delicious meats and slow cooking.

You can watch the episode on channel 4, 26 July at 8pm. Catch up on previous episodes from series one on All 4.

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