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Poor Little Rich Girls is a United Kingdom reality television program that allowed women from very different professions and classes to switch places to see how the other half lives. The six-part series, directed by Iain Thompson and produced by Simon Kerfoot and Helen Royle, first aired in 2004 on ITV.[1][2] The premiere episode, in which model Natalie Denning trades places with trainee hairdresser Katie Wakefield, was "pick of the day" by The Sun for "Best Reality".[3]

Poor Little Rich Girls
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Helen Royle
Running time60 minutes
Original networkITV
Original release25 May 2004



During the two-week taping of each show, the women not only take on one another's jobs, but also inhabit each other's homes and cut off all contact with their own friends and family.[3] Episodes included a swap between DJ and model Sassy Porter and cleaning woman Leanne Rodrigues, who was subsequently offered a modeling career of her own,[4] and between model Katie Downes and toilet cleaner Michelle McManus.[5]

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  1. ^ Worcester News. (24 May 2004) Tress stress for glamour girl Natalie. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
  2. ^ Poor Little Rich Girls on IMDb.
  3. ^ a b Foster, Jill. (25 May 2004) Life's toff at the top[permanent dead link]. The Mirror. Retrieved 15/03/08.
  4. ^ Wylie, Ian. (24 February 2006) Cleaner goes from rags to riches. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 15/03/08.
  5. ^ "Poor Little Rich Girls". TV One. 15 March 2008. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2010. Heiress to a property fortune and glamour girl Katie Downes swaps with skint seaside toilet cleaner Michelle McManus.

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