Eat Well for Less?

The Austen Family

Series 2 - Episode 3 The Austen Family



Come on, admit it. You’ve been seduced by some glossy packaging or been persuaded to buy an expensive brand of food simply because you think you deserve a spot of luxury. We all have occasionally. However, Denise Austen from West Sussex is racking up enormous food bills every week because, despite recently giving up work, she cannot bring herself to buy cheaper products for her family.

We know the drill now: Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin gasp and grimace at the person’s bad habits, then cheerfully deliver a bit of a lecture on healthy eating before replacing their regular expensive/rubbish fare with cheaper/better food. It usually works a treat.


Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin help the Austens from West Sussex, whose income has reduced by a third since mum Denise recently gave up work. However, the family are guilty of stockpiling food to the point where they cannot open the fridge door without items falling out - and they are utterly devoted to high-end brands, refusing to buy anything other than their favourite labels.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gregg Wallace
Presenter Chris Bavin
Contributor Lucy Jones
Narrator Liza Tarbuck
Executive Producer Jo Scarratt-Jones
Series Producer Fiona Gay
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