This Morning's Martin Lewis reveals clever way to dodge energy price rises ahead of April hike

THIS Morning's Martin Lewis has revealed a clever way viewers can avoid the worst of the April energy price rise.

The 49-year-old star explained that people who have British Gas pre-payment meters are now able to stock up before prices rocket.

That means they can continue to power their homes at the old prices until they top up their key or card again.

Gas and electricity bills will go up from April as that's when the energy price cap increase will be introduced.

He referenced a tweet from British Gas replying to a man who asked about stockpiling pre-pay gas before April.

The energy giant replied: "You can do this if you have a key/card prepayment meter, but not if you have a Smart prepayment meter."

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Despite a rare moment of good news Martin later called the phone-in "bloody depressing" saying he was running out of ways to help before the prices go up.

He tweeted: "So many people at crisis point regarding energy bills – including those with v high usage due to disabilities (home ventilators, oxygen concentrators, elec wheel chairs etc)."

The star then retweeted a fan who told him: "You've done so much good, Martin. Try and hold onto that! And don't be afraid to take some time out if you need to."

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