Is Cleaning Up a true story? This is what inspired the gripping ITV drama

ITV drama Cleaning Up has viewers hooked with its take on insider trading told from a unique perspective – the cleaners who work on the trading floor. 

The six-part series, starring one of the best British crime drama actors Sheridan Smith, premiered on ITV back in January 2019, but has recently enjoyed a resurgence of popularity after being added to streaming giant Netflix. The story centres on Sam, a single mother struggling with gambling addiction, who convinces her friend and colleague Jess (played by Jade Anouka) to try and get in on the lucrative world of insider trading to pay off their debts.