A mum has divided This Morning viewers after revealing her plans to spend over £10k on her children this Christmas.
Raj Gill joined Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on today’s programme where she shared that she intends to spoil her two children this year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘I’m going to have a massive blow out,’ she said. ‘I’m going to spend, spend, spend. They completely deserve it, they’re really, really good children.’
‘They rarely ever ask for things,’ Raj continued. ‘It’s been a really tough year. We’re BAME, so we’re more susceptible to Covid and they’ve handled it beautifully considering what they’ve been through.’
Raj then shared that she’s hoping to buy her 17-year-old daughter a car and lots of beauty products.
For her son, Raj wants to treat him to some new games console and the latest tech gadgets.
‘It all adds up, doesn’t it?’ she told Ruth and Eamonn. ‘We saved quite a lot this year.’
‘What kind of money will you be spending?’ Ruth asked.
‘Well the car I’m looking at is £8,000, but she deserves it, she’s a straight-A student,’ Raj confessed. ‘It all adds up.’
Viewers were divided over Raj’s decision to splash the cash this Christmas, with some arguing it was tone-deaf given that the coronavirus pandemic have left many hard up.
‘Why come on TV to say you’re spending £10k on Xmas when people are struggling?’ asked one.
However, another said: ‘Of course it is up to her if she wants to spend £10k on her kids for Christmas but it must be heartbreaking for people who have lost their jobs and livelihoods to watch, it would be interesting to know if she donates anything to charity.’
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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