Big Brother stars Kerry Riches and Narinder Kaur get locked in a fiery debate on whether children should be paid for household chores – so what do YOU think?
Big Brother stars Kerry Riches and Narinder Kaur were in a heated exchange on Friday when they argued over whether children should be paid for helping around the house.
Kerry, a 40-year-old NHS manager from Essex appears on Good morning Britain to argue that tasks should have a financial incentive.
As hosts Charlotte Hawkins and Ben Shephard looked on, Kerry explained how her parents would pay her to do things around the house.
She said: ‘Nothing would fill me with more pride than going to the sweet shop with my £5 note I’ve earned.’
However, Narinder (50) shot back: ‘I don’t want to raise a generation of slaves. You pay your children to do the bare minimum, which they should be doing around the house anyway.’
Big Brother stars Kerry Riches (right) and Narinder Kaur were locked in a heated exchange on Friday as they argued over whether children should be paid for helping around the house
Kerry, a 40-year-old NHS manager from Essex, appeared on Good Morning Britain to argue that tasks should have a financial incentive
She added: ‘You won’t be rewarded for everything you do in life. You should be part of the community.’
There were no hard feelings between the women despite the terse debate, as when Ben, 49, remarked that season two star Narinda and season 20 star Kerry should have been on Big Brother together, Kerry forming a heart with a hands in direction.
Ben closed the segment by reading out the results of GMB’s public Twitter poll on the topic, published before the show started.
The results showed that only 38 percent of viewers agreed with Kerry that children should be paid to help around the house.
That left 62 percent on Karinder’s side: believing paying children to do basic chores would set a bad precedent for the future.
Ahead of her appearance, Kerry took to her Instagram story to tell her nearly 40,000 followers that she ‘can’t wait’ to appear on the ITV show.
Kerry, who was the fourth housemate to be evicted from Big Brother, came under fire during her time on the show for making ‘tone deaf’ comments about her salary.
She shocked viewers during a chat with model Zak, 28, food writer Henry, 25, and barman Jenkin, 25, as they discussed the average salaries of MPs compared to the UK population.
Hours before her appearance, Kerry took to her Instagram story to tell her nearly 40,000 followers that she ‘can’t wait’ to appear on the ITV show.
Kerry said: ‘I’m really proud of myself because it’s very difficult in the NHS but I started in Band Two 21 years ago, I was on £7,800 a year…
“But I’m loathe to pay the higher tax force en masse – I don’t think it’s fair.”
Zak then chimed in that the ‘average person earns £20,000 a year’ (although the Office for National Statistics says the average annual salary for full-time employees in 2022 was £33,000) prompting Jenkin to share his pay struggle.
Kerry defended herself in a November MailOnline exclusive, saying: ‘You forget there are cameras. I’m not in the upper bracket, like, I work for the NHS, are you kidding me?’
‘I started on £7,800 about 21 years ago and I’ve now got into senior management. I’m also proud of where I’ve come and when asked, I’m okay with having that conversation.
‘You get nothing in the NHS, you work your way up and that’s how you get respected. That’s how you progress.
“I’m sorry if it upsets anyone, but I’d like to see people look through it because I’m a good person.”
Last year Kerry claimed she was in talks with ITV to star in TOWIE.
She made the revelation during a live stream with her former housemate and good friend Hallie Clarke.
When Hallie asked Kerry what she was doing during the live stream in London, Kerry said: ‘I’m in a meeting with someone from TOWIE.’
Although she did not reveal exactly what they discussed, she added: ‘I have to be careful what I say. Really exciting stuff, to be honest.’
Kerry appeared in series 20 of Big Brother when the series was rebooted by ITV last year
Narinder appeared in series two of Big Brother in 2001