The boss of top-end plumbing company Pimlico Plumbers has gone undercover on a construction site in Warrington for the Secret Millionaire TV series on Channel 4.
Charlie Mullins, whose business turns over £15m and employs 160 people, worked as a handyman on the town’s Longford Estate, surviving on £64 a week.
The programme, which was shown last Wednesday at 9pm, showed Mullins spending eight days on the estate, working for three charities – Honey Rose Foundation, Long Lane Nursery and the John Holt Cancer Support Foundation.
The various projects included installing drains, putting up shelving, digging and carpentry.
Mullins said he was shocked by the deprivation, crime and drugs he encounters, as well as the overall lack of hope he witnesses on the estate.