Updated: Friday, 3rd July 2020 @ 7:20am

Rip Off Britain comes to Manchester with pop-up shop in Trafford Centre

Rip Off Britain comes to Manchester with pop-up shop in Trafford Centre

By Kate Banks

Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville will be at the Trafford Centre this Saturday and Sunday, hosting a special weekend of free customer advice.

The trio present the BBC’s Rip Off Britain, which tackles consumer issues and is returning for a third series this autumn.

Rippon, Hunniford and Somerville will be joined by experts from the worlds of utilities, finance and travel, offering general guidance and assisting with specific problems.

Hunniford said: “The team at Rip Off Britain are real consumer champions.  So this is your chance to get practical advice and help, face-to-face, with our experts.

“Come and join us.  We could just be the solution to your problems!"

The pop-up shop is being staged jointly by the Trafford Centre and BBC Learning and will be open 10am-6pm on Saturday 17 and 11pm-5pm on Sunday 18.

The event aims to help people make better informed choices and give them more confidence in organising their finances.  

Series producer, Lucy McLennan, said: “Our pop-up shop will be a one-stop place to come for advice, tips and help.

“We can’t promise to solve everyone’s problems on the spot – but we’ll certainly do our best to try. So if you feel you’ve been misled or ripped off, please come along on the day.”

Visitors can get in touch with advisors before the event at [email protected] and are encouraged to bring relevant paperwork if they want advice on a specific problem.

People are equally welcome to just turn up on the day, as there will be an interactive area where maths experts will be giving financial tips.

The shop will be stationed in Unit 156, Peel Avenue (1st floor between Selfridges and Burtons) and is well worth a visit during these difficult financial times.