BBC Three has green-lit production on a new six episode factual entertainment series titled Hotel of Mum and Dad about young couples having to move back in with their parents or in-laws.
Hotel of Mum and Dad explores the supposed new trend of young couple moving back in with their parents due to sky-high house prices, fewer jobs, rent through the roof, crippling debts and extortionate child-care costs. The series presents a first-hand look at the various compromising situations faced by the couples who have had to ‘bunk up’ with the parents or in-laws. Each episode then challenges couples to test drive a place of their own that fits their budget. The series contrasts the potential nightmare of the family dynamics between two generations when shacked up under one roof with the effect on everyone involved when the couple move out. The series is being produced by Mentorn Media.
Speaking of the series, Hannah Wyatt, Mentorn Media’s Director of Programmes, said: “We’re delighted to be making this programme and working with the team at BBC Three. This is designed to be a funny and heart-warming series, exploring a very 21st-century phenomenon in a humorous and insightful way.”
While BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett, who commissioned the series, added: “In Hotel Of Mum And Dad we’re going to see what life is really like living as a couple under the same roof as your mum and dad and if we can’t coax you to take those first steps to independence with your own home.”