ITV Orders New Save Money Series with Susanna Reid & Matt Tebbutt


LONDON: ITV has commissioned Save Money: Good Food, featuring Susanna Reid and chef Matt Tebbutt, as part of its new factual-entertainment brand.

The series will air this spring under the channel’s new Save Money consumer brand. The Save Money factual-entertainment brand kicked off 2017 with the first in a range of shows aimed at offering viewers a guide to savvy household spending. The latest series, Save Money: Good Food (8×30 minutes) sees Reid and Tebbutt provide viewers with tips about how to make intelligent food spending choices without compromising taste or quality. It proves to viewers that they can prepare tasty meals every day for the entire family for under £5. In each episode, Reid and Tebbutt spend time with a different family to offer helpful tips.

Save Money: Good Food was ordered by Priya Singh, the commissioning editor at ITV, and Sue Murphy, the head of factual entertainment. Executive producers for Crackit Productions are Hannah Springham and Elaine Hackett.

The Save Money brand launched earlier this month with the one-hour special Save Money: Lose Weight, presented by Sian Williams and Dr. Ranj Singh, who tested the value and effectiveness of some of the most popular diet and eating plans available. It continued with Save Money: Good Health, which is intended to give viewers smart shopping and spending tips about how to get the best value on health items.

ITV’s Singh commented, “Who doesn’t want to get more for their money, especially in these belt-tightening times. First diet and health and now with food, we hope the Save Money brand provides an essential guide for aspirational living without breaking the bank. We’re really pleased to have Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt as our hosts for Save Money: Good Food in this inspiring, informative and entertaining new series.”

Crackit Productions’ Hackett said, “Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt are firm family favorites, and who better to inspire people to create a menu that’s achievable price-wise as well as tasty. As producers, we’re delighted to be working with them both, and with ITV to create a returnable format with Susanna—her first on prime-time ITV.”

Reid remarked: “It’s a challenge families face daily, thinking up the week’s food menu and how to make them continually interesting whilst shopping within a budget. Matt is a great cook and I’m delighted to be working with him.”

Tebbutt added: “I love to inspire people to cook healthy, affordable and tasty food. I am really excited to be getting creative with Susanna and helping people cook easy everyday dishes for the whole family to enjoy.”