East Budleigh couple face losing all on TV

AN East Budleigh couple could lose all their possessions after appearing on a television show tonight.

AN East Budleigh couple could lose all their possessions after appearing on a television show tonight.

Pensioners Mike and Pam Terry are to appear on the TV show Gutted - where hoarding homeowners risk losing everything if they cannot correctly answer quiz questions.

If the pair fail to remember what the TV team has taken from their home, the items are shipped off to auction to be sold.

The couple, who met almost 33 years ago at a local drama group, were nominated for the show by their daughter, mum-of-one Fiona Murdock, 41, who lives in Exmouth.

She said the pair's 'vast' collection of costumes, dating back to the 1950s, were among the pair's possessions which could be targeted by the team.

During the show host Mark Durden-Smith and his team strip the East Budleigh couple's home of all their worldly possessions.

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The items are moved out to a removal van outside the property and the pair will be invited to win their possessions back if they can remember what is missing - and correctly answer questions about their possessions.

Wrong answers result in their prized possessions being shipped off to auction.

Finally the hoarders are invited to keep the money raised from the sale of the possessions, or they can have their clutter back to keep.

Mark Durden-Smith said: "The Gutted team have really refined the art of helping people see the light and streamline their lives.

"I have taken-up self defence martial arts just in case we find we're not as welcome as we'd like to think we are, and my hanky drawer is significantly depleted as, inevitably, it gets quite emotional."

* Watch Mike and Pam Terry on Gutted at 9pm on Home, on Friday January 15.

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