[size=4]Wife Swap UK Series 5 + The Aftermath Episodes[/size]
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 5 + The Aftermath Episodes
Episode 1: Donna lives with husband Craig and their two sons: Lewis (14) and Cory (10). She's a primary school teacher at a church school.
Kelly lives with her partner Lee, and their seven children: Connor (11); Aubin (8); Callum (7); Ryley (6); Keagan (4); Hope (4) and Shea (2).
Episode 2: Jojo lives in Edinburgh with husband Allan and their four children: Ruaridh (13), Eilidh (8), Ciara (11) and Fynn (2).
Dawn lives in Doncaster with her partner Gary, and her two children: Lewis (12) and Kirstie (11).
Episode 3: Penny Blyth lives in Swansea with husband Kristian and their 2 year old son: Harvey.
Penny Roberts lives in Devon with her partner Martin, and her three children: Luke (11), Sadie (8) and Katie (7).
Episode V 1: The top-rating, award-winning documentary series returns for a fifth series. Expect the unexpected as more families agree to swap wives and lives for two weeks. The aim is to get under the skin of what it is like to live the life of somebody else. The result is fabulously revealing television. First in the new series is an explosive swap as Carrie from Lancashire and Bridget from Northampton trade places for 10 days. Carrie and her builder husband John live with their children Saskia and Jansen. Their marriage is at an all-time low. Carrie used to be a party girl, but now she's given up her job as a hairdresser and spends her days and nights trapped in the house with the kids, trying to keep the home up to John's demanding standards while resenting his heavy marijuana smoking habit. By comparison, Bridget and Mike are living their rural ideal, running their own sheep farm near the village where Bridget grew up. Can Bridget, who's never come into contact with anything like marijuana, cope with her temporary husband's pot smoking? Can Carrie thrive in a field full of horse manure? And can two weeks on a farm give Carrie the confidence she needs to change her life and her marriage?
Episode V 2: Cheryl and her security guard husband Sam live with their children, twins Zoe and Christopher and Shelley. Cheryl spends 15 hours a day cleaning, and has a luxury lounge that's kept so pristine that her family have to have a bath before they sit down. No one comes into the house because visitors make a mess. Over a year ago, Zoe and Christopher stopped going to school. They were the victims of bullying, so Sam and Cheryl decided to "home-school" them. Bess lives with her second husband Lemmy and three children: Bess's children Ashley, and Jamie, and Lemmy's son Andrew. But they don't live as a family of five: every night, the house teams with people, because Bess and Lemmy are leaders of their own motorbike chapter, called the Black Knights. Everything else - careers, housework - comes second to living by the biking code, and the Black Knights are members of their extended family. The stage is set for a truly explosive Wife Swap.
Episode V 3: An Asian businesswoman swaps with a liberal stay-at-home mum. Havovie and her car-salesman husband Pashotan live with their son Zahan and daughters Zeneshe and Zara. Their home life is shaped by their need to make money from the business they've recently set up. It's not enough for Pashotan to spend the week selling cars; this couple spend their weekends selling Pakistani goods at local fairs. The work ethic comes first in this family, even if that means they're not spending time with their kids. So that they can focus on the business, they've brought Babra over from Pakistan to live with them and do the housework, cook dinner and look after the children. Life is very different at the West home: Sheila and her husband Piers live in a small village in rural Kent with their daughters Emily, Imogen, Charlotte and Kate. Sheila has chosen to be a stay-at-home mother, who's living her dream life: "I used to draw houses like this when I was a child; now I'm living in it, and I love it." There are few rules and minimum routine in the West household; Sheila in particular is liberal with the children and imposes little discipline on them. Arguments between the children are commonplace and accepted, and swearing is rife. Can Havovie, who doesn't like spending time with kids, cope as a stay-at-home mother with four headstrong daughters? What does Sheila make of a house where the work ethic comes before the kids? And what does Piers make of a new set of rules in which respect, discipline and no swearing are strictly enforced?
Episode V 4: It's an explosive swap this week as millionaire's wife Melissa form County Cork swaps with Debbie from Northumberland. Melissa and Peter live with Peter's son David in a £1.6m luxury log cabin in a remote part of Ireland. Glamorous ex-model Melissa loves her clothes and enjoys her role as a dutiful wife. She washes all 48 windows in her home at least once a week, changes all the bedding every three days and has her clothes colour-coded and on display on wooden hangers. She admits she isn't the most maternal of women and certainly doesn't want kids of her own, admitting: "I find small children irritating, if I had to look after one I would build a shed in the garden and put it in there". Life is very different for Debbie, Paul and their five children Chelsea, Acer, Nikita, Brandon and Ebony. Paul and Debbie don't work because they feel it is important to be around for their kids. They live hand-to-mouth on benefits and rely on any winnings Paul gets from the bookies once the money runs out. Debbie admits their house is chaotic but she stresses that it's a happy house. It's also an equal house, with Paul doing as much cleaning as Debbie. So can rich girl Melissa cope with raising a family of five with a man who doesn't work? And what does Debbie make of living in a mansion with Peter, who doesn't believe in benefits and expects her to clean for 16 hours a day?
Episode V 5: The fifth episode in the new series sees party-loving Sharon and the more traditional Wilma trade places for ten days. Sharon Keddle lives in Romford with her husband Trevor and their nine-year-old daughter Lauren. They're living proof that life begins at 40: they're both on their third marriage, and they're party animals. The Keddles' parties are famous: they can start on a Friday night and go on until Sunday morning. While Sharon's off work at the moment, husband Trevor works full-time as an electrician and does all the housework and most of the cooking. By contrast, the Toft family revolves around their adored eight-year-old son, Ryan. Having waited years to conceive a baby by IVF, Wilma and Mark's lives centre around bringing their son up, whether that's weekend bike rides or the family all going to their local beaver club together, where Wilma and Mark are volunteer leaders. The Tofts are a traditional family, where Mark is the main breadwinner as a retail district manager, and Wilma takes pleasure in her role as wife and mother. Even her part-time job is arranged so that her hours fit round Ryan's school day, and even though she earns her own money, she exists on just £4 a day. Can Sharon cope in a home where she's expected to work and do everything in the house and all the childcare for just £4 a day? What does Wilma make of a house where fun, parties and friends are the order of the day? And can Sharon cope without a social life?
Episode V 6: In the final episode of the new series of award-winning Wife Swap, laid-back single mother Bea trades places with etiquette fan Sue. There are no rules in Bea's house; she thinks of her children - Cameron, Chelsea, Hannah and Charlotte - as friends, and allows their menagerie of pets to roam the house and live in the children's bedrooms. There's no father figure in the house and that's the way Bea likes it. Sue believes that modern society is lacking respect and politeness, and is determined that her children, Rebecca and Jamie, will have both. Good behaviour and routine are expected, the children are required to say please and thank you at all times. They have been enrolled as members of their local private golf club, because it "teaches etiquette". It's also essential to Sue that her family looks good. She supervises what they wear, and irons everything, including the family's underpants. Husband Simon is very happy with this routine and any change to it will be met by huge reluctance. Can Bea, who loves the independence of being single, take orders from Simon? How do Bea's kids cope with Sue's strict regime of bedtimes, and a trip to their local golf course? And how does Sue deal with life as a single mother?