Wife Swap is back for a one-off Brexit special on Monday 19 June at 10.50pm revealing what happens when a family of ardent Leavers meets an equally passionate family of Remainers.
Pauline, Andy and 14-year-old Katie live on Canvey Island – the area with the nation’s third highest ‘out’ vote – 72% of the local population want to leave Europe. Bar worker Pauline swaps her home, job and family with psychotherapist and Green Party councillor Kat, who lives in rural Nottinghamshire with her partner Roger and 17-year-old daughter Sophie.
Across one week these two strong-minded and opinionated women immerse themselves in each other’s lives and face head-on deeply controversial issues around immigration, class and racism. Do they hear anything that changes their mind about Brexit? Can they persuade the other side that they were wrong? And what happens when they come face to face across a table at the end of the experiment?
Most importantly, with the nation still polarised over Europe, can Kat and Pauline find the understanding and common ground that can help all of us to move on from this incredibly divisive issue?
Executive Producer: Daniel Fromm
Production Company: RDF
Wife Swap: Brexit Special airs Monday 19 June 2017 from 10.50pm-11.55pm on Channel 4