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How The Other Half Lives

Channel 5

FORMAT: S1 6 x 60′, S2 6 x 60′, S3 7 x 60′

In this brand new series, high-rolling presenting couple Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford step inside the lives of the super-rich, detailing the most lavish and luxurious lifestyles.

They live in multi-million mansions, they drive the most expensive cars ever designed, and they have lives most of us can only imagine. They are the world’s multi-millionaires and billionaires, the super-rich with tastes as excessive as their incomes. So, how does this elite group spend its money and if you had their bank balance, what would you do with it?

This new and entertaining documentary series aims to answer those questions and get to the heart of what it means to live with extreme wealth. With unprecedented access to this exclusive world, Ruth and Eamonn will meet the superrich and immerse themselves into their millionaire’s lifestyles. They learn why Ibiza is the playground of the rich, they fly to Moscow by private jet for a party, they try on jewellery worth millions of pounds and they drive cars worth even more.

Disarmingly affable and hilariously straight talking, they open a window into a world most of us can only dream of. But what do they make of it? Would they swap lives and can money ever buy happiness? Would they like to live surrounded by bodyguards? Should we be envious, or feel sorry for the super wealthy?