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 'In Debt? Help Yourself Out!' 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.