OFT and Corrie star to launch major debt advice campaign

The Office of Fair Trading is to launch a major debt advice campaign with the aid of Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver.

Cleaver, who plays Eileen Grimshaw who is in debt, will lend her support to the OFT campaign &#39In Debt? Help Yourself Out!&#39 aimed at helping people with debts they are unable to control.

It is estimated that total consumer debt, excluding mortgages, now stands at £168bn, with average consumer debt at over £6,800 per household.