A Channel 4 crew was in the Flower Market recently to shoot an episode of brand new gameshow Double The Money.
Sue Perkins is to host the show which sees pairs of “ordinary” people being challenged over several weeks to go out in the real world and double their money in a race to win a hefty cash sum. Contestants receive a modest starting pot of seed money and as soon as the clock starts ticking, they must devise smart strategies, bold hustles and ingenious ideas to turn their initial sum into a substantial fortune.
In this episode the two contestants had decided the best way of achieving their goal was flower- arranging (despite having no experience/training in this very specialised area!). Our valiant traders distributed as much sage advice and support as they could and the contestants ended up buying flowers from Green & Bloom (helped by Fiona) and foliage from Bryan at Porters (pictured), who generously chucked in a couple of buckets to help the guys along.
You’ll have to wait for a while to see the outcome as Double The Money won’t be broadcast until Spring/Summer 2024 – the Market features in Episode 1.