ITV commissions new consumer series Eat, Shop, Save with Ranvir Singh

ITV has commissioned new consumer series Eat, Shop, Save from Shiver, the factual arm of ITV Studios. 

Fronted by Ranvir Singh, alongside chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock, finance guru Gemma Godfrey and fitness consultant Tom Pitfield, the four-part series airs this summer. 

In each 30-minute episode, Ranvir sets families an eight-week challenge to get fitter, eat better, and save money on their shopping. In a time of rising inflation, with families feeling burned out, when weekly grocery budgets are being stretched by high prices at the checkouts, and with the UK being the second most obese country in Europe, Ranvir and her team of experts meet a new family each week, who are facing a range of issues. 

They include a couple addicted to expensive take-away pizzas, a family whose teatimes are based around processed freezer food, a dad who needs to lose weight or face potential health issues like diabetes and heart disease, and a widowed mum who feels like her children only eat chicken dippers and chips. 

ITV’s Controller of Current Affairs, Tom Giles, who commissioned the programme, said: "We're delighted to announce Ranvir’s new series which sees her helping typical families who are almost at breaking point and need a little support to help make better choices." Executive Producer Mike Blair said: “Like many people, these families have found themselves in a cycle of busy lives, not always making the best food choices and often spending too much. Ranvir and the team are supporting them in a lifestyle makeover - literally helping to eat shop and save better.” 

Presenter Ranvir Singh said: "I was thrilled with the results the families achieved, from losing weight to spending more time together. But the real eye-opener for me was how much money everyone saved, because most people, including me, reckon being healthy costs loads more, but my team proved the absolute opposite is true!" 

Chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock said: “Helping these families cook simple, cost effective meals from scratch was a challenge, especially as most of them normally eat take-aways and ready meals. But the simple dishes, combined with the advice of using a weekly meal planner really helped them focus, and the results were amazing!” 

Money expert Gemma Godfrey said: “The families in the series are typical of most of us - working harder than ever and finding it tricky to keep track of their spending. I was delighted to show them a few tips and tricks to help them get control of their cash and make sure they made some serious savings on their weekly food shopping.” 

Fitness consultant Tom Pitfield said: “Fitting exercise into your day is never easy when you’ve got children to look after. But I wanted to show the families in the series that finding just 15 minutes a day can make all the difference. And you don’t need an expensive gym - these routines can be done in your own living room, so it couldn’t be easier to get fit and healthy.” 

Eat, Shop, Save is a 4 x 30 minute formatted consumer series, giving the audience advice on how to eat better, cook smarter and save money on their weekly shop.   

June 23, 2017 6:59am ET by ITV Press Centre  

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