When the grifters’ friend, Carol, suffers a heart attack, the Hustle gang discover she’s been the victim of a sham diet plan run by American fraudsters Dr Dean Deville and his wife, Dana.
Determined to put the corrupt fraudsters through their paces, Mickey hatches a weight-loss scam to sell them a miraculous diet pill, but knows they'll first need to gain their trust with an elaborate convincer. He lures the couple in by claiming he can steal a much-desired Faberge egg while Ash, dressed in a fat suit, speedily loses weight.
The Devilles are intrigued by the weight loss and Ash lets slip that he's been taking a stolen diet drug. The team convince Dean and Dana to steal the formula from a pharmaceutical lab but it’s a risky endeavour. Have the grifters gone too far this time?
Mickey is played by Adrian Lester, Albert by Robert Vaughn, Ash by Robert Glenister, Sean by Matt Di Angelo, Emma by Kelly Adams, Dr Dean Deville by John Barrowman, Dr Dana Deville by Raquel Cassidy and Carol by Jodie Prenger.
Friday 3 February