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O'Connor Family

Episode 14 of 20

Series in which families try out life overseas. A mum with ME hopes Australia will improve her health and family life, so the family spend a week living in Adelaide.

After a week spent living in Australia, a family face the ultimate decision - should they leave everything and everyone they love in the UK to start a new life on the other side of the world?

Mum Vicky has suffered from ME - or chronic fatigue syndrome - for years, but her condition deteriorated dramatically six years ago. As a result, husband Gavin has been left to juggle work with looking after the couple's children.

Now Vicky is desperate to get her life back and become the mum she dreams of being. Doctors have told her living in a warmer climate than the UK's could improve her health, leading the family to investigate moving to Australia.

With none of the family having visited before, however, Gavin feels it is just too big a leap. The O'Connors spend a week living in Adelaide to see if Gavin's work and financial concerns can be addressed - and if the country could give Vicky her independence back.

44 minutes


Update on the O'Connor family

Update on  the O'Connor family

A move to Adelaide is imminent for the O'Connor family.

Gavin has managed to secure an offer of employment from a garage down under, and the family are currently just waiting for their visa application to be rubber stamped.

The O'Connors threw a leaving party for family and friends in December 2014, and have sold any possessions they're not planning on taking to Australia. Their house is currently on the market, and Grace, Jacob and Imogen are excited at the prospect of making the move.


Role Contributor
Presenter Nicki Chapman
Series Producer Simon Miller
Executive Producer Paul Connolly