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Rich House Poor House viewers hope millionaire and single mum with FIVE jobs will 'get married'

Rich House Poor House viewers are hoping for romance between a millionaire bachelor and single mum with five jobs after the pair hit it off after swapping lives in last night's episode of the Channel 5 show.

Businessman Leonard Sekyonda, who lives on London's South Bank and has £1200 a week to spend after bills and his cousin Brian swapped lives with struggling single mum Dominique and her 12-year-old daughter Tejah, from Bromley, south London.

The pair have just £100 to spend on food and clothes after bills and rent, with aspiring actress Dominique earning just £21,000 a year working as a delivery driver for an Indian restaurant, in a pawn shop, as a receptionist, as beautician as well as running her own business buying and selling consumer goods on eBay.

Meanwhile, Leonard, who describes himself as a 'content king' runs a business helping other entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.

The pair swapped homes and budgets for a week - with Leonard struggling with his dwindled budget while Dominque initially held back on splashing too much cash as she was used to budgeting.

But at the end of the experiment the pair hit it off and hundreds of viewers noticed a romantic spark between the pair, with one writing: 'Is it just me who wants Leonard and Dominique to get together?'

Businessman Leonard Sekyonda, who lives on London's South Bank and has £1200 a week to spend after bills and his cousin Brian swapped lives with struggling single mum Dominique and her 12-year-old daughter Tejah, from Bromley, south London.

The pair have just £100 to spend on food and clothes after bills and rent, with aspiring actress Dominique earning just £21,000 a year working as a delivery driver for an Indian restaurant, in a pawn shop, as a receptionist, as beautician as well as running her own business buying and selling consumer goods on eBay.

Dominque, who fell pregnant after college but supported herself through her undergraduate and Masters degree with a young daughter, is also studying on a psychotherapy counselling course on top of her already busy lifestyle - despite having £68,000 of student debt. 

But she feels like her degrees are 'wasted' in the line of work she's in and that she isn't reaching her full potential.

To keep her costs down, she washes her clothes in the bath and rents a two bed terrace house from a housing association. 

'It's the hustling that keeps me afloat,' she says.  

'My mum is definitely a super mum. She’s magic,' her daughter Tejah added. 

Meanwhile, Leonard lives in a penthouse apartment overlooking the Thames with a personal barber and a wardrobe full of £1000 tailored Saville Row suits.

But he hasn't always lived a luxury lifestyle, having grown up on a low-income south London housing estate in poverty.

Dominque, who fell pregnant after college but supported herself through her undergraduate and Masters degree with a young daughter, is also studying on a psychotherapy counselling course on top of her already busy lifestyle - despite having £68,000 of student debt.

Always having an entrepreneurial spirit, he did well at school and had success as a rapper under the stage name Clip Man. 

But this garnered the wrong kind of attention and  one day his best friend was stabbed to death in a case of mistaken identity - with the killer meaning to attack Leonard.

This caused another change of path and after dropping out of University at 18 he became an Estate Agent breaking his company's sales records in less than a year.

Soon after, he set up his own business helping nurses from the Philippines travel to the UK to study and soon after set up a YouTube channel to inspire other entrepreneurs.     

Now 31 and a workaholic bachelor he said he hopes to settle down, enjoy life and start a family after taking part in the experiment. 

Leonard lives in a penthouse apartment overlooking the Thames with a personal barber and a wardrobe full of £1000 tailored Saville Row suits.

But that doesn't mean swapping lives didn't prove difficult, with Leonard baffled as to how Dominique kept her home in pristine condition with her busy lifestyle.

He was also shocked at her budget - but managed to spend just £17 on his grocery shop despite his budget of £20. 

Meanwhile, Dominique struggled with the prices at Leonard's organic shop, where a loaf of bread coast just £5.

At the end of the week the four met up, with Leonard offering to help Dominique by growing her microblading business where she could charge hundreds of pounds a session. 

With an instant chemistry between the pair, they couldn't stop smiling as they bumped elbows at their first meet-up.  

 'It's so nice to meet you,' Leonard told Dominique. 

Viewers praised the pair's 'incredibly chemistry' with one writing: 'I was hoping there would be some romance between Dominique and Leonard'.

'We had to think, we had to be disciplined,' he said, describing his week.

'I went in at first with my saving frugal lifestyle, I went in being cheap, but it got easier. Especially when I saw Tejah's face light up,' Dominque added.

'I want to get involved and coach you on a monthly basis,' Leonard said. 

'I want to get you to an ultimate goal which is acting - but I wan to help you with the financial side in the mean time.

'When we researched microblading there's a lot of money to make there and I want to home in on her skills and create a brand I want you to invest in you and into your dreams'.

'I'm so grateful and humble,' Dominique added.

'How can someone who doesn't really know you wan tot help you?'

'He's so sweet, and nice. Soft voice, so polite,' Tejah added. 

Viewers praised the pair's 'incredibly chemistry' with one writing: 'I was hoping there would be some romance between Dominique and Leonard'.

'Anyone else hoping for wedding bells here as a bonus?' wrote another.

'I can see Dominique and Leonard hitting it off, falling in love and living happily ever after. I think they'd make a lovely couple.' commented a third. 

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