A DAD was left blushing after he was caught on hidden camera dramatically over spending on the household budget in the supermarket, even leaving with two trollies!
The father-of-two spent £167 on food, household items and some wellies for his daughter despite having agreed a budget of £60 for the week.
In the episode of Channel 4’s Secret Spender, that will be on tomorrow evening at 8.30pm, Alex and his wife Rohini, from Cambridge, will explore their spending habits.
The couple have found themselves in continual financial turmoil and are unable to save money despite earning £4,000 a month between them.
They haven’t known how to manage the situation better so turned to the Channel 4 experts for help.
The secret camera footage revealed Alex spending left-right-and-centre in the supermarket, even leaving with two packed trolleys of food
However, it’s not long before footage reveals Alex is to blame – and shows him leaving the supermarket £167-lesser off, with two trolleys filled to the brim with unnecessary items.
Sitting down with presenter Anita Rani, the couple watch a clip of Alex pushing a trolley through the supermarket aisles as he does the weekly shop with his daughter.
‘That’s a lot of shopping,’ Anita says. ‘And is all that stuff on the list?’
In response to the question, Alex nods – but his wife Rohini disagrees and playfully asks him: ‘Are you sure?’
The clip then shows Alex struggling to pile his shopping onto the supermarket’s conveyor belt.
‘They got really awkward because I couldn’t load the conveyor belt,’ he admits.
Trying to justify the huge quantity of items he’d purchased, the father-of-two says: ‘If we’ve had a busy weekend, we’ve run the stock down.’
But all his excuses fall on deaf ears when he’s then shown exiting the supermarket with two jam-packed trollies.
On realising that he had probably gone overboard, a sheepish Alex acknowledged the extravagant spending.
He said: “When it came to the two trolleys I could have fallen off my chair with embarrassment.”
Anita asked: “Can you see that you are spending money unnecessarily?”
Alex replied: “I think there’s a definite few areas where if we’d cut down it’d make a massive difference.”
Catch Secret Spenders on Channel 4 at 8:30pm tomorrow.
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