Teenage parents shocked when trust fund kid, 19, reveals she spends £150 on one meal

Teenage parents who have just £37 a month to spend on food were left gobsmacked when a wealthy 19-year-old revealed she spends up to £150 on one meal.

Olivia Rael-Brook, from North London, lives with her artist mother in a million pound pad – filled with art and sculptures costing thousands of pounds, including one piece worth £30,000 – and has a trust fund courtesy of her shirt manufacturing granddad.

The University of Edinburgh International Business student spent two days in Great Yarmouth, with strapped-for-cash parents Connor, 20, and Mel, 18, and their one-year-old boy Toby, for Rich Kids Go Skint.

Airing tonight at 9pm, the 5Star show saw the fresher, who donned a £400 vintage coat, learn about the young couple’s struggles as they try to navigate parenthood with minimum income.

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Olivia Rael-Brook (pictured), from North London, lives with her artist mother in a million pound pad and has a trust fund courtesy of her shirt manufacturing granddad

Olivia Rael-Brook (pictured), from North London, lives with her artist mother in a million pound pad and has a trust fund courtesy of her shirt manufacturing granddad

Her family home is filled with art and sculptures costing thousands of pounds, including one piece worth £30,000

Her family home is filled with art and sculptures costing thousands of pounds, including one piece worth £30,000

Olivia Rael-Brook (pictured), from North London, lives with her artist mother in a million pound pad and has a trust fund courtesy of her shirt manufacturing granddad

The University of Edinburgh International Business student spent two days in Great Yarmouth, with strapped-for-cash parents Connor, 20, and Mel, 18, and their one-year-old boy Toby (pictured together), for Rich Kids Go Skint

The University of Edinburgh International Business student spent two days in Great Yarmouth, with strapped-for-cash parents Connor, 20, and Mel, 18, and their one-year-old boy Toby (pictured together), for Rich Kids Go Skint

The University of Edinburgh International Business student spent two days in Great Yarmouth, with strapped-for-cash parents Connor, 20, and Mel, 18, and their one-year-old boy Toby (pictured together), for Rich Kids Go Skint

Airing tonight at 9pm, the 5Star show saw the fresher (pictured with Mel) learn about the young couple's struggles as they try to navigate parenthood with minimum income

Airing tonight at 9pm, the 5Star show saw the fresher (pictured with Mel) learn about the young couple's struggles as they try to navigate parenthood with minimum income

Airing tonight at 9pm, the 5Star show saw the fresher (pictured with Mel) learn about the young couple’s struggles as they try to navigate parenthood with minimum income

The family, who mainly live off benefits, are left with less than £37-a-month to spend on basic items.

So Mel’s shock was obvious when Olivia admitted that she can spend anywhere between £50 and £150 on one meal for herself when fine dining, while the parents haven’t treated themselves to an evening out for the last year.

‘That is so crazy,’ confessed Mel. ‘We can’t just choose to go out for meals or choose to go out and buy new clothes.

‘That would literally do my family for a good month, probably more than that, probably two months.’

Reflecting on the 18-year-old’s reaction, Olivia said: ‘When I go out shopping I’ll grab whatever tickles my fancy, but she has to actively be conscious about how much money she’s spending.’

The family (pictured with Olivia), who mainly live off benefits, are left with less than £37-a-month to spend on basic items

The family (pictured with Olivia), who mainly live off benefits, are left with less than £37-a-month to spend on basic items

The family (pictured with Olivia), who mainly live off benefits, are left with less than £37-a-month to spend on basic items

So Mel's shock was obvious when Olivia (pictured with the family) admitted that she can spend anywhere between £50 and £150 on one meal for herself when fine dining, while the parents haven't treated themselves to an evening out for the last year

So Mel's shock was obvious when Olivia (pictured with the family) admitted that she can spend anywhere between £50 and £150 on one meal for herself when fine dining, while the parents haven't treated themselves to an evening out for the last year

So Mel’s shock was obvious when Olivia (pictured with the family) admitted that she can spend anywhere between £50 and £150 on one meal for herself when fine dining, while the parents haven’t treated themselves to an evening out for the last year

While staying with the family, Olivia was challenged to plan a party for Toby’s first birthday, spending just £10 on decorations and treats.

The student became fully immersed in her task and even tried to bargain with staff at a local Card Factory to decrease the price of her decorations.

Speaking about the challenge, Olivia said: ‘If I was organising it all, the budget would be probably much greater but it is what it is, so I’ll get round it.’

Successfully completing the task after buying banners, balloons, popcorn and wagon wheels, the family and their guest enjoyed a little get together for Toby’s birthday. 

Olivia (pictured doing her makeup during the show) said she loved going on nights out in London and also adored playing golf and riding her bike

Olivia (pictured doing her makeup during the show) said she loved going on nights out in London and also adored playing golf and riding her bike

Olivia (pictured doing her makeup during the show) said she loved going on nights out in London and also adored playing golf and riding her bike

While staying with the family, Olivia (pictured during her task) was challenged to plan a party for Toby's first birthday, spending just £10 on decorations and treats

While staying with the family, Olivia (pictured during her task) was challenged to plan a party for Toby's first birthday, spending just £10 on decorations and treats

While staying with the family, Olivia (pictured during her task) was challenged to plan a party for Toby’s first birthday, spending just £10 on decorations and treats

The student (pictured) became fully immersed in her task and even tried to bargain with staff at a local Card Factory to decrease the price of her decorations

The student (pictured) became fully immersed in her task and even tried to bargain with staff at a local Card Factory to decrease the price of her decorations

The student (pictured) became fully immersed in her task and even tried to bargain with staff at a local Card Factory to decrease the price of her decorations

Following this, it was time for the student to pack her bags and return to University – but not before presenting a gift to her hosts.

Taking the couple to their bedroom, Olivia surprised the pair with a wardrobe for their mostly unfurnished chamber, before adding: ‘I know how much you’ve sacrificed for Toby.’

‘Thank you so much,’ gushed Mel. ‘I’m so grateful. Oh my word, it’s like Christmas has come early. I actually feel like I’m going to cry. I love it.’

Speaking to the camera, Mel added: ‘I was actually like speechless. It was obviously something that we very much needed and I couldn’t be more grateful for it.’

Successfully completing the task after buying banners, balloons, popcorn and wagon wheels, the family and their guest enjoyed a little get together for Toby's birthday

Successfully completing the task after buying banners, balloons, popcorn and wagon wheels, the family and their guest enjoyed a little get together for Toby's birthday

Successfully completing the task after buying banners, balloons, popcorn and wagon wheels, the family and their guest enjoyed a little get together for Toby’s birthday

Following this, Olivia surprised the pair with a wardrobe for their mostly unfurnished bedroom

Following this, Olivia surprised the pair with a wardrobe for their mostly unfurnished bedroom

Following this, Olivia surprised the pair with a wardrobe for their mostly unfurnished bedroom

Olivia revealed that she was ‘sad to be going’ after creating an ‘incredible’ friendship with Mel. 

‘I feel like we’ve really really bonded and I’ve gained such a fantastic insight to her life,’ explained Olivia. ‘I cannot tell you enough how incredible I think she’s coping with her situation. 

‘A young mum, literally younger than me. The fact she’s dealing it really shows you what you can do.’

Mel added: ‘Before [Olivia] got here my perception of a rich kid would be potentially really snobby – but she’s the complete opposite.

‘She’s such a lovely, down to earth person, I just love the vibe that she gives. I’ll definitely take away that you can’t judge a book by a cover. Just because she’s got more money doesn’t mean she’s a snob.’ 

Rich Kids Go Skint airs tonight at 9pm on 5Star 

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