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Mother-of-five, 37, who wakes up at 4.30am to start her daily list of chores says ‘enough is enough’ as she joins Channel 5’s new reality show Wife On Strike where she leaves her family to run the household

A mother-of-five has revealed how she’s letting her family run their own household after ditching her chores in Channel 5’s new reality show Wife On Strike.

Laura Ben Salem, 37, from Greenwich, South East London, joins other fed-up housewives or househusbands on the series who down tools and walk out on their often ungrateful families.

Those left behind are forced to try and muscle through one week without the family linchpin – with the first episode of the new reality TV programme airing this evening at 9pm on Channel 5 & My5.

In tonight’s show, mother-of-five Laura explains how she’s left doing most, if not all, the chores when she wakes up at 4.30am each day. She then drops her children at school before picking up her husband Wassim, who has just worked in the city.

She describes how her partner likes to sleep after his day of work, while Wassim admits in his family growing up, the mother was left to look after the household while the husband provided for the family via his job.

Laura Ben Salem (pictured), 37, from Greenwich, South East London , joins other fed-up housewives or househusbands on the series who down tools and walk out on their often ungrateful families Laura Ben Salem (pictured), 37, from Greenwich, South East London , joins other fed-up housewives or househusbands on the series who down tools and walk out on their often ungrateful families

Laura Ben Salem (pictured), 37, from Greenwich, South East London , joins other fed-up housewives or househusbands on the series who down tools and walk out on their often ungrateful families

‘Enough is enough,’ says Laura in a clip from tonight’s episode. ‘I’m not going to keep tidying up after them. It’s not even just physically, it’s mentally draining. I’m non stop.

‘Mum this, Mum that, Laura this, Laura this, Laura here, Laura here. And I say it all the time, “that’s it I’m going, I’ve had enough”. 

‘”Oh yeah, where you going to go” and before I’m even finished of having this little paddy, they’re all standing at my car, waiting for me.’

The mother also explains how her husband will fall asleep as soon as he gets home from work. 

She says: ‘Wassim doesn’t do much. He doesn’t cook, he doesn’t clean, he doesn’t hoover, he doesn’t make the bed, he doesn’t do the washing, he doesn’t do the drying, he doesn’t put the clothes away.’

Wassim tells the cameras: ‘I’ve been brought up in a family that, the mother, she’ll look after the children, she’ll look after the husband, she’ll look after the house.

‘The husband, he’ll work hard to provide for the family. I work in the city, when I come back I want to rest a little bit.’

Laura’s household includes her husband, their five children, as well as her parents Kath and Brian and two dogs.

In tonight's show, mother-of-five Laura explains how she's left doing most, if not all, the chores when she wakes up at 4.30am each day. She then drops her children at school before picking up her husband Wassim (pictured), who has just worked in the city In tonight's show, mother-of-five Laura explains how she's left doing most, if not all, the chores when she wakes up at 4.30am each day. She then drops her children at school before picking up her husband Wassim (pictured), who has just worked in the city

In tonight’s show, mother-of-five Laura explains how she’s left doing most, if not all, the chores when she wakes up at 4.30am each day. She then drops her children at school before picking up her husband Wassim (pictured), who has just worked in the city

Laura (pictured) describes how her partner likes to sleep after his day of work, while Wassim admits in his family growing up, the mother was left to look after the household while the husband provided for the family via his job Laura (pictured) describes how her partner likes to sleep after his day of work, while Wassim admits in his family growing up, the mother was left to look after the household while the husband provided for the family via his job Laura describes how her partner likes to sleep after his day of work, while Wassim (pictured) admits in his family growing up, the mother was left to look after the household while the husband provided for the family via his job Laura describes how her partner likes to sleep after his day of work, while Wassim (pictured) admits in his family growing up, the mother was left to look after the household while the husband provided for the family via his job

Laura (pictured left) describes how her partner likes to sleep after his day of work, while Wassim (pictured right) admits in his family growing up, the mother was left to look after the household while the husband provided for the family via his job

During the programme, the mother admits: ‘I try to please everybody, I can’t use that word no, I don’t know if that’s just who I am.

‘I normally do a minimum of two different dishes, drive’s me up the wall, so they all eat differently, or they won’t eat their dinner and I can’t leave them without anything.’

Laura leaves her family for a local hotel, where she’s able to monitor just how her husband gets on via some filmed footage.

By the end of the week, the couple meet on neutral ground in an effort to try and implement some long term changes. 

Wife on Strike starts tonight at 9pm on Channel 5. 

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