Escape to the Country viewers have taken aim at a young couple after they revealed their huge budget for their first home.
On the latest episode of the long-running series, civil servant Anna and consultant Jack met up with Briony May Williams.
The engaged couple, who each already own a flat in St Albans, explained how they were now looking for a countryside escape in Buckinghamshire that could also cater for their dog Dexter.
On their wish list was a house with plenty of outdoor space, four bedrooms, a utility room, and a large kitchen.
They also shared their hopes to live near a local pub, which they described as the heart of the community.
But when it came time to share how much they were willing to spend, those watching on at home were not only left shocked, but some also became enraged too.
Escape to the Country fans have taken aim at a young couple for their hefty house budget (Picture: BBC)
After the couple shared their hefty budget of £850,000, there was a big reaction on social media.
‘Mum’s got Escape to the County on and a couple younger than me have just rocked up with a budget of £850,000 for their first home and let me tell you, the deep guttural “oh f*** right off” I just let out could be heard from space,’ Em posted on X.
Anna and Jack said they had £850,000 to spend on their first home (Picture: BBC)
‘Where on earth do two young kids get a budget of £850,000 in this day and age half of them can’t afford an ad free Netflix subscription,’ user Clazy questioned.
‘Don’t you hate it when 20 somethings have 850k at their disposal? Where’s the life suffering before success? 800,000 average price in Buckinghamshire. UK housing prices are obscene. Half a mil for a terraced property,’ Johnny Lee added.
However, others praised the couple for having an ‘appreciation of the countryside, lifestyle and architecture’, while some said those criticising the couple were ‘jealous and cruel’.
After visiting several homes, the couple decided not to make an offer on any, eventually deciding to buy in Hertfordshire to be closer to their loved ones.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the BBC for comment.
Escape to the Country is streaming on BBC iPlayer.
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