Posted: 12 March 2014

Famous, Rich and Hungry . . . and me

I’m proud to be part of Famous, Rich and Hungry, which airs on BBC One tonight and tomorrow at 9.00pm. The show has the courage to expose the quiet violence of poverty that families up and down our country face. 

Drawing on our work here at The Children’s Society, I am an on-screen advisor on the show. I help prepare the four celebrities – actress Cheryl Fergison, journalist Rachel Johnson (sister of Boris), den-dragon Theo Paphitis, and Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing – to spend a week with families that are living in poverty.

Watch my video to find out more about my role in Famous, Rich and Hungry.

Find out more about our work 

Read more about how we support families in poverty:

  • Use our map to find out how many children in your area miss out on vital support to heat their homes poverty, and what can you do about it
  • We have mapped emergency assistance schemes across the UK
  • Katarina's story illustrates the difficult situation of a family in poverty
  • We believe all children in poverty should receive a free school meal - find out about our Fair and Square campaign 
  • Read an interview about government plans to support childcare costs
  • Our blog post looks at why a move into work doesn't always move a family out of poverty
By Lily Caprani - Policy team

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