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.
It's not easy in London to do something nobody else is, but we think this place (thing?) was a first. Pitch (a coffee shop, of sorts) serves its cups of Joe out of an '80s Lincoln Town Car – a luxury sedan once popular, for a long time, in the States. It's parked up in the Fulham Broadway Retail Centre. What they're serving suggests they're not relying on the theme. Coffee (pulled through a La Marzocco Linea machine) is from Allpress; milk from The Estate Dairy; tea from Lalani & Co.; hot chocolate from Mork; chai from Prana Chai and frozen yoghurt from Co Fro. There's now another Lincoln pitched up in Stratford, should you be east.
Venue says: “Handmade fresh pastries every morning and coffee made with love.”