Lady Jude Cisse swaps lives with a family-of-eight with income of £450 a week


A former WAG who manages a £6 million property portfolio visited a cramped caravan park with her three children as they swapped lives with a struggling family-of-eight from south London for a TV experiment.

‘Lady’ Jude Cissé, took her three children Cassius, Prince, and Marley to Devon where they had to survive on a tight budget without their usual array of staff, for Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday, which airs on Sunday on Channel 5. 

Jude was married to former France and Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé from 2005 to 2014, and now styles herself as a Lady of the Manor, alongside running various businesses, while Dijibril plays football in Italy.

Her sons, who are used to the seclusion of the family’s Moroccan villa, were initially worried about mixing with other children, but quickly grew to love the caravan park in Devon. 

And Jude who was given £260 for food and entertainment for the week, said that it made her life less stressful because the children didn’t pester her for things, knowing they were on a tight budget.  

Meanwhile, the McQueen family from Peckham, who live in a council house and survive on bus driver Jay’s income of £450 a week, were flown to Jude’s luxury villa in Marrakesh, Morocco which came fully-staffed with maids and cooks.

In Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday, which airs on Sunday, ‘Lady’ Jude Cissé, takes her three children Cassius, Prince, and Marley to a holiday in Devon as they try to survive on a tight budget without their usual fanfare of staff and services. Pictured: The family with Jude’s mother Christine

On their £11,000 luxury trip, Jay and stay-at-home Mum Leah, and their six children aged six to 13, were able to dine at luxury restaurants and visit an exclusive beach club owned by 50 Cent. 

Back in Devon, the Cissés initially struggled to adjust to sharing their space on holiday, with Prince worrying about mixing with others and refusing to use the communal pool.  

Prince told his mother he didn’t want to use the outdoor pool, which was free to use, because there were too many people in it. 

Instead, the three boys convinced their mother to use the indoor pool, making an £8.80 dent in their budget of £260 for the week, which had to include all entertainment and food.

Bus driver Jay and stay-at-home Mum Leah, take their children six children aged six to 13 away from their council house in Peckham to Marrakesh, where they dine at luxury restaurants and visit an exclusive beach club owned by 50 cent

Bus driver Jay and stay-at-home Mum Leah, take their children six children aged six to 13 away from their council house in Peckham to Marrakesh, where they dine at luxury restaurants and visit an exclusive beach club owned by 50 cent

It was a week of shocks for the family who are used to living a lap of luxury. 

Jude, who worked as a hairdresser and model before her marriage, explained that when they purchased their Cheshire home in 2005, the couple inherited the titles of ‘Lord and Lady Frodsham’. 

As she settled into the caravan park, Lady Jude admitted she wasn’t used to being in such close quarters with other people, saying she could hear creaking beds in the nights and see her neighbours looking in when she opened the curtains in the morning. 

Meanwhile, Cassius laments the idea of sitting in the car for five hours, to get to the caravan park and said he was apprehensive about mixing with others. 

‘In Morocco it’s isolated, so I’m not use to being a round a lot of people. I’ll be a bit nervous at the start’ he admitted. 

Jude, a former WAG who manages a £6 million property portfolio visited a cramped caravan park with her three children as they ditched their life of luxury and swapped lives with a family-of-eight from south London in a new Channel 5 show. Pictured: On the beach in Miami in 2009 with her ex-husband Djibril Cissé

Jude, a former WAG who manages a £6 million property portfolio visited a cramped caravan park with her three children as they ditched their life of luxury and swapped lives with a family-of-eight from south London in a new Channel 5 show. Pictured: On the beach in Miami in 2009 with her ex-husband Djibril Cissé

Jude, who worked as a hairdresser and model before her marriage to former France and Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé, explains that when they purchased their Cheshire home in 2005, the couple inherited the titles of 'Lord and Lady Frodsham'. They are pictured on their wedding day in 2005

The couple were married from 2005 to 2014, and Jude now styles herself as a Lady of the Manor, alongside running various businesses, while Dijibril plays football in Italy. They are pictured at her baby shower in 2008

Jude, who worked as a hairdresser and model before her marriage to former France and Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé, explained that when they purchased their she purchased the villa in 2005, the couple inherited the titles of ‘Lord and Lady Frodsham’. The couple were married from 2005 to 2014, and Jude now styles herself as a Lady of the Manor, alongside running various businesses, while Dijibril plays football in Italy. They are pictured left on their wedding day and right at her baby shower in 2008

But on arrival, Cassius said the caravan was ‘sick’ and seems excited, despite having to share a bedroom with his brother Prince. 

Later, Jude headed to the supermarket to do a weekly shop, because her budget wouldn’t stretch to eating out, and made a spaghetti Bolognese for the family, which her sons rated ten out of ten.  

Eventually the family were  won over by the budget holiday with Marley taking the plunge and making a friend when the family went bowling.

He admitted that he wouldn’t usually get the chance to socialise in the secluded villa in Morocco where they usually holiday. 

On the first morning in the park, the Cisse's caravan looses electricity and even both Jude and her mum Christine don't know how to get it back on. Jude is pictured here in 2008 while pregnant holidaying in the Middle East

On the first morning in the park, the Cisse’s caravan looses electricity and even both Jude and her mum Christine don’t know how to get it back on. Jude is pictured here in 2008 while pregnant holidaying in the Middle East

The youngest of the three boys Marley later said: ‘This is the exact holiday that I wanted’. 

When the family visited an onsite, free petting zoo he added: ‘I wouldn’t be able to do this stuff in Morocco. I want to take these guinea pigs home.’

Jude said that she enjoyed being on a budget, because it was less stressful and her children pestered her less.

At the end of the week, Jude checked out to a bill of £627 for four nights, adding that the family must have ‘really saved for this’.

But while Jude was taken with the budget getaway, Leah wasn’t convinced with the luxury lifestyle.

The McQueen family enjoy the huge villa at first, with the children saying they want to run around and play hide and seek. But the family later discover there are downsides to being so secluded

The McQueen family enjoy the huge villa at first, with the children saying they want to run around and play hide and seek. But the family later discover there are downsides to being so secluded

The McQueen family enjoy the huge villa at first, with the children saying they want to run around and play hide and seek. But the family later discover there are downsides to being so secluded. 

‘There’s a sense of isolation in places like this’ Leah says. 

Speaking about the exclusive beach club the family visit Leah adds that’s she conscious of the other clientele.  

I don’t want kids to make too much noise, it’s for sunbathing and relaxing.

But upon seeing the bill of £625, Leah is shocked explaining: ‘I don’t get it, they’ve got a pool at home. That’s a lot of money!’.

'There's a sense of isolation in places like this' Leah says. Speaking about the exclusive beach club the family visit Leah adds that's she conscious of the other clientele. ' I don't want kids to make too much noise, it's for sunbathing and relaxing.

‘There’s a sense of isolation in places like this’ Leah says. Speaking about the exclusive beach club the family visit Leah adds that’s she conscious of the other clientele. ‘ I don’t want kids to make too much noise, it’s for sunbathing and relaxing.

  

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