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Thursday 12th December 2019

Scarlett Moffatt and her family move to Africa for bizarre new show

They will live alongside the nomadic Himba tribe

TV favourite Scarlett Moffatt and her family's house will be transported to a remote African village for a new series.

The British Tribe Next Door will see the Gogglebox stars take part in an unique culture clash and learning experience as an exact replica of their semi-detached home appears in Namibia while they live alongside the nomadic Himba tribe for a month.

Scarlett said: "This is one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life.

Scarlett and her family's house will be transported to a remote African village for a new series (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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"I feel privileged and humbled that the Himba tribe invited us to join them and we have all learnt an enormous amount."

Rather than ditching their lavish and comfortable life for the Channel 4 show - which will air in four hour-long episodes later this year - the Moffats will still enjoy everyday luxuries like electricity, running water, iPhones, ready meals and television.

Chief Tijone of the Himba tribe added: "I was born in our village and I've never travelled far so I don't know the Western life.

"Of course, there are benefits and there are disadvantages. When the visitors come, they can explain everything to us, and we will learn from each other's cultures."

Scarlett and her family found fame on Gogglebox (Credit: Channel 4)

And it's said the programme will see the two worlds collide as "perfect foils" as the different ways of life come together for the "first time".

Alf Lawrie - Channel 4's head of factual entertainment - said: "For the first time in human history, British suburbia and Himba tribal life will coexist side-by-side.

I feel privileged and humbled that the Himba tribe invited us to join them.

"This series contrasts two worlds on a spectacular scale - but at its heart, is about the extraordinary relationships it creates.

"Scarlett and the Himba are the perfect foils, both hospitable, curious, friendly... and sharing wicked senses of humour."

On Tuesday, Scarlett took to Instagram to express her excitement over the programme.

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Alongside a promo shot of the show, Scarlett wrote: "OMG I don’t even know how to put this into words but basically THE GOGGLEBOX MOFFATTS ARE BACK!

"I can finally talk about this life changing experience & how THE BRITISH TRIBE NEXT DOOR IS COMING TO CHANNEL 4 VERY VERY SOON!!

"We took our house, our whole house and moved in with an amazing himba tribe in Namibia.

"I can’t tell you how many laughs I had, how many times I cried & how much I learnt not just about my new friends but myself and my family.

"Honestly can’t wait for yous to see it (also the house is not photoshopped genuinely that’s my parents house in Namibia- it’s unbelievable!) #channel4 #news #tv #documentary."

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