As the UK grapples with a nightmarish livelihood crisis marked by double-digit inflation, soaring energy bills, rent and food prices, interest rate hikes and the chaos in the mortgage market, there is one person the public can rely on to help keep them on top direct any others.
Meet consumer champion Martin Lewis, a relentless advocate for the on-versus-it; Dispenser of wise, practical and compassionate advice and a rare constant in public life at a time of Britain’s ‘permacrisis’.
The country may have seen three different prime ministers, four chancellors and two monarchs since early July, but Lewis is still out there rampaging against the government, Ofgem and greedy utilities, with no domestic issue too small to escape his expert eye .
In fact, Lewis is so popular that he recently learned he accidentally crashed the government’s website on October 25 when he encouraged his Twitter followers to use a particular service to calculate the age at which they receive a state pension.
So many people took him up on his suggestion that the website in question soon became totally inundated with traffic, eventually causing it to crash and become unavailable for a short period of time.
“OK, looks like we’ve crashed the government side now too… #oops,” the man himself tweeted when he was made aware of the situation.
A regular on ITV Good morning Britain and a frequent radio guest on BBC, LBC and beyond, Lewis can currently be found fronting The Martin Lewis Money Show Livewhich airs every Tuesday night from 8pm on ITV and is hosted by Angelica Bell.
The program is now in its 12th series and is celebrating its 10th anniversary on the air, with Lewis recently thanking the channel “for allowing me to do this – public service consumer journalism – in prime time”.
Tease the show’s latest episode (Tuesday, November 15), Lewis tweeted that there would be an extended 75-minute edition to discuss Christmas preparations and Black Friday deals live from Battersea and Blackpool, forcing a delay in the launch of ITVs I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and Matt Hancock’s jungle humiliations on it.
The host also took to Twitter to address rumors he had could provide another vocal introduction on the show, which he described as “nasty, worrisome and possibly accurate.”
To learn more about Lewis’ media appearances, it’s worth subscribing to his regular newsletter or following his busy Twitter account for the very latest updates.
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