Kevin Mccloud: Slumming It

7:30pm – Saturday, August 6 on TV 3

Kevin McCloud: Slumming It, premiering on Saturday, August 6 th at 7:30pm on 3, is a brand new series which sees Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud going on an epic two-week journey to experience the beauty and horror of one of the most extreme urban environments on earth.

After 10 years celebrating homes in Britain, Kevin now experiences life in India’s largest slum – Mumbai’s Dharavi, made famous by the film Slumdog Millionaire, where disease is rife, water is contaminated and sanitation is basic.

“I was there for two-and-a-half weeks living in the slum, some of that time staying with two families, learning about slums and re-cycling,” McCloud explains.

With one million people crammed into one square mile (2.6 square kilometres), Dharavi is one of Asia’s biggest slums and one of the most densely populated places on the planet. “I became a dustbin man for the day and did the rounds with the dustbin lorry emptying Mumbai’s rubbish and taking it to the dump and then meeting the recycling people,” McCloud continues. “All the plastics, old car tyres, shoes and plastic bags and things were recycled then chopped up, washed and graded, all in the slum – a place with a �500 million turnover every year. It’s incredibly industrious, everybody’s got a job, nobody’s begging – you can’t use the word ‘slum’.” So what else did Kevin learn from living in these extreme conditions? Find out when Kevin McCloud: Slumming It premieres on Saturday, August 6 th at 7:30pm on 3.