A plumb TV role

Angie Parkinson has set up her own plumbing business called Little Miss Plumb

Angie Parkinson has set up her own plumbing business called Little Miss Plumb

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MAKE us £15,000 – or you’re not getting paid!

That was the challenge accepted by a Blackpool plumber after she was selected as part of a crack renovation team for a new Channel 4 programme.

And 27-year-old Angie Parkinson from Marton thrived on the target set by producers of daytime show The Renovation game.

The show sees her four-strong team given just £3,000 to make £15,000 of improvements to homes in three days as part of the show – and if they didn’t hit the mark, they didn’t get paid.

Angie, who operates in Blackpool as plumbing firm Little Miss Plumb, said: “It was a massive challenge.

“The pressure was terrible! Really, that sort of pressure is best avoided, but it is for a good cause.

Graft

“We were working for people who can’t afford to get their houses done up so all the hard graft was for a reason.

“The time pressure meant we had to work quickly, but we also wanted to be paid.”

The show is presented by Jonnie Irwin and Simon O’Brien and challenges all of the team to put their own fees on the line if they fail to raise the property’s value.

Teamwork was an essential part of the programme according to Angie.

She added: “It was brilliant us all working together.

“And I was proud to be the only northerner on the team. We had a really good giggle.”

And the chirpy plumber is proud to be one of only a few women in the trade in the area.

She said: “It’s reassuring in some ways – women trust women and men trust men.

“But saying that, a lot of my customers are men.

“It’s about not using too much jargon – if you talk to customers in the manner they want to be spoken to, it’s the best way of doing business.”

The Renovation Game – starring Angie – can be seen on Channel 4 on Monday at 10.55am.