Shaun Smith lives in a world very view of us ever see. It’s a world where the normal rules don’t apply, where people desperate for help reach out to someone who they know can deliver.
Shaun does things simply. If someone owes you money and they are in the wrong then he is the person to talk to.
There’s never anything illegal, he may fly close to the wire but never under or over. It’s all legit.
Take the premiership football manager who called him in to help when his wayward son rang foul of hard ass money lenders. Shaun was the last resort to save the manager’s son, not some restraining order to keep the bad guys at bay.
The little building company ripped off by one of the biggest firms in Britain, sending his company to the wall before Shaun was called in to try and save him from ruin.
The Debt Collector is the first instalment in the story of Shaun Smith’s life.
Since Vice TV did their fly-on-the-wall documentary on his life as a debt collector more than 22.5 million people around the world have tuned in to see his exploits. It stands as one of the channel’s biggest ever viewing productions and testament to the interest in this genre.
For the first time The Debt Collector reveals the real Shaun Smith. Yes, he’s Britain’s toughest debt collector but he’s a man with humour and courage, a man who loves his family and his friends, a man who just likes to see things done right.
Shaun’s lived his life one way: don’t take the proverbial, if you do then you’ll pay.