Don’t miss this brand new three-part documentary series in which four celebrity households open their doors for two weeks to some of the most vulnerable members of British society.
With the UK in the midst of recession, homelessness is expected to rise dramatically, and the programme follows a radical idea which seeks to offer a Big Society-style solution to the problem.
The stars opening their homes are Blur legend Alex James, Anneka Rice, chef Aldo Zilli and interior designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan.
They have volunteered to take part in a unique mentoring scheme by inviting a homeless person to live with them for two weeks.
The homeless people taking part are Jim Gilraine, who has slept rough for almost two decades; teenage runaway Danny Newton; former soldier Bobby Blunden; and 23- year-old Bridgette Harvey. Expert advice comes from Ed Tytherleigh, director of homelessness charity SPEAR.
The first episode follows the homeless guests’ arrival at the celebrities’ homes. Jim faces the prospect of sleeping in a bed after living on the streets for 18 years, while Alex takes a rather particular approach with his homeless guest.
As the week wears on, the stars’ initial strategies to help their guests are severely tested as they come face to face with the harsh realities associated with homelessness.
As two different worlds come together, how will the participants get on?