Wife Swap is a reality series where the wives of two families change places for two weeks. For the first week the wives must live the same way as the wive lives in the other household. In the second week they can implement changes and make all the rules.
Wife Swap UK Series 2
Episode 1: Interior designer Nicola, although you wouldn't think it to look at her house, disagrees on almost everything with husband Jason as he locks himself away to play PlayStation whilst she does all the work and looks after the kids. All that they do agree on is that money is nice whereas Dave and Jane think that family life and laughter is more important. Nicola leaves her mansion in Wales, although at only five bedrooms, it stretches the definition of 'mansion' somewhat, for Jane's house but a surprise awaits them - Dave and Jason are brothers but they have not met in nine years, do not know each other's children and have never been to the other's house.
Episode 2: In what is undoubtedly the most well-known episode of the series, Lizzie leaves Mark and their eight kids to live with Colin and his two, whilst his wife, Emma, is driven away from her detached house in Devon to Lizzie's terraced house in Rochdale. Proudly ambitious and aspirational and about to open her own restaurant with Colin, Emma is shocked at the thought of living on benefits with unemployed Mark, despite them having an annual income of £10,000 more than she and Colin, whilst Lizzie has the measure of Mark after their first meeting, describing him as "all man and no balls!"
Episode 5: Civil servant Jude leaves her two children and husband Roy to swap places with Belinda, who leaves Geoff and two girls behind. Uptight Roy, stepfather to Jude's children, who runs this house like an army training camp is taught by Belinda to relax whilst Jude struggles to keep hold of her rules in an 'anything goes' house.
Episode 6: In a twist on the show, two househusbands swap places as their wives continue to work with Nigel, who does all of the housework in his house, moving to share a house with Alex, her son and two dogs in the kitchen whilst Darren leaves behind his one child to move into a house with seven. All that it takes for Nigel to put down his pinnie is a ride on a motorbike when one of Darren's friends call round, whilst Darren struggles to get Nigel's wife more involved with the children, not believing how lucky but unappreciative she is.