TV VIEWERS were left emotional after seeing a struggling dad being offered a mentorship worth £24,000 on Rich House, Poor House.
Michael Howard, 31, broke down in tears after millionaire businessman Trevor Cutmore decided to help him fulfil his dream of becoming a property developer on Sunday’s show.
Struggling dad Michael Howard broke down on Rich House, Poor House tonightCredit: Channel 4
Michael gave up his semi-professional football career after suffering knee injuries – and now travels an hour and half a day to work as a manager in a sports shop.
Meanwhile, wife Natasha, 28, a part-time lab technician, is mum to Isiah, seven, and Tiani, six, and the family often have just £109.95 to spend a week.
On the other end of the spectrum is Trevor, a property developer who lives in one of Lincolnshire’s most exclusive villages in a four-bedroom house on more than an acre of grounds.
The Cutmores are used to a life of indulgence, often splashing out on £400 dinners, £1,000 bottles of wines and £2,500 watches.
Michael Howard, 31, and his wife Natasha, 28, swap houses with millionaire couple on Rich House, Poor House
Along with his wife Marie and 13-year-old daughter, the Cutmore family swap lives, budgets and homes with the Howard family.
Upon meeting at the end of the week, the millionaire, who trains people to be property developers, offers the struggling dad-of-two a mentorship program for free, which normally costs an eye-watering £24,000.
Trevor said: “I would like to offer you the one-to-one mentorship completely free with me.
“So I would mentor you. It would be a gift for us to work with you.”
This will allow Michael to learn what it takes to succeed as a property developer which will give him more time at home with the family.
What’s more, the successful businessman also offers Michael a chance to have his own business, and says he’ll put him in touch with his investors – leaving Michael in tears.
Trevor Cutmore is a successful property developer and offers Michael his dream job
TV viewers were also left emotional, with one saying on Twitter: “What a gorgeous family or families on #richhousepoorhouse the rich (for want of a better word) family are so very kind and the poor family (again, for want of a better word) are so deserving.”
Another family wrote: “Best episode so far, nice one Trevor.”
“We’ve seen his heart from his friends and family, this is the time to help,” Trevor says.
Michael and Natasha have just £109.95 to spend a week
“This doesn’t feel real, having this opportunity is everything,” Michael adds.
Trevor tells Michael that he can make a couple of thousand each time he finds a property which is of interest to one of Trevor’s investors.
“This is a start,” says Natasha, offering her husband a tissue.
In a previous episode, a couple who live off £75 a week clear £18k debt after swapping with wealthy property gurus on Rich House, Poor House.
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