Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners
Wed Feb 13, 8-9pm, C4
Wed Feb 6 2013
Time Out Ratings :<strong>Rating: </strong>3/5
Series one, episode one
TV has placed fatties with skinnies and dropped the Amish in with average Joes. Now it’s dumping a whole lot of filth on obsessive compulsive cleaners. Moral quandaries be damned – Britain needs a good scrubbing. More than two million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day, not to mention the grime in our own homes. Rats, maggots, poo on toilet seats – just some of the horrors 47-year-old cleaning company owner Linda Dykes, who has OCD, is preparing to tackle with her army of obsessive compulsive cleaners.
This is awkwardly captivating viewing. Watching single mum Michelle, for example – who washes her windows at least twice a day – baulk at the dirt in young bachelor Richard’s flat is fascinating. Whether this format will keep viewers hooked for the next six weeks is questionable, But it might get you keen to start your spring-clean.
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