A PAMPERED rich kid who spends hundreds of pounds on coffee was reduced to tears on tonight’s episode of Rich Kids Go Skint.
24-year-old Sophie from Cheshire swapped the life of luxury to spend a week with family-of-seven, the Bloors and had a sharp wake-up call when she visited a food bank with dad, Pete.
Skint couple Mandy and Pete live with their five kids in a council house in Loughborough.
With mum Mandy unemployed and dad Pete in the process of starting his own business, the family are currently relying on benefits and have had to visit the town’s food bank three times.
Breaking down in tears, Pete said it was “the hardest thing he had to do” while Sophie – who said she “doesn’t normally get emotional” also broke down at the dad’s admission.
The family wanted to show Sophie the food bank after the 24-year-old – who is studying to be a dentist but also runs her own online fitness coaching business – admitted to spending £100 on a meal for herself.
“I spend a lot of time being vain, doing my hair, getting my hair done and wearing nice clothes,” she said, adding that she receives a £750 allowance from her mum every month.
“I’m not even bothered if the food is s*** as long as it’s got a nice interior and I can get a good Instagram pic.
“I get lip injections, botox and I’ve had breast augmentation, the boobs set me back about £8,000.
“£200 for my lips, £150 for my botox – I get that done every three months, it’s actually quite a cost to keep up.”
The pampered 24-year-old also revealed her £1,600 Givenchy bag is her “pride and joy”.
“It’s worth the money because it makes me look 10 times better,” she continued.
And before Sophie joined the Bloor family, she explained “lots of screaming children” would be her “worst nightmare”.
But when Sophie arrived at the four-bedroom council house, she was greeted by Archie, 10, Jayden, 8, Gracie May, 5, Jackson, 4 and two-year-old Mia Rose.
The family explained out of the £1,500 they receive each month, they’re left with £40 after food and bills, with the parents admitting they have skipped meals in the past to provide for their kids.
The Bloor family have around £40 left after food and bills each month
During the show, Pete takes Sophie to work to show her the business he has been working on.
The dad gave up a career in childcare to set up a business running football training sessions, but so far hasn’t been able to take a wage.
“I get to work around family life and do the school runs and see a lot more of the children, but I’ve only had it since November and I’m still not taking a wage,” he said.
Seeing Pete’s struggles, at the end of the week, Sophie gifts the dad a £50 voucher to buy some new football equipment.
She also treats Mandy – who describes Sophie as “like my sister, my friend, my family” to a pampering session as well as getting the kids vouchers for two trips to the cinema.
“Sophie chucked herself into our situation and did what we asked of her and helped with the children and to give us those gifts, as a family she really didn’t have to do that and they’re very much appreciated,” said Pete.
“Sophie wasn’t what I imagined, she was more down to earth than I thought.”
You can watch Rich Kids Go Skint on Mondays at 9pm or catch up on My5.
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