Scarlett Moffatt claims family left water borehole for Namibia tribe after The British Tribe Next Door criticism

Metro Entertainment 3 weeks ago
Scarlett Moffatt and family with Mboki, Muvii, Ueripanga, Kaitaarua and Kandisiko in The British Tribe Next Door.
A replica of Scarlett’s family home was rebuilt in Namibia (Picture: Channel 4)

Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out against criticism of new show The British Tribe Next Door, claiming her family left a water borehole to help the tribe.

The new Channel 4 show sees the former Gogglebox star and her family relocate to Namibia with a complete replica of her home, living alongside the Himba tribe for four weeks.

The show received backlash before it had even aired, with many branding the concept ‘racist’ and ‘inappropriate’.

Scarlett, 29, has been on the defence against the criticism – recently thanking fans who did enjoy the show – and has since clarified what she did leave behind for the tribe.

Posting on Twitter, Scarlett wrote: ‘Just to clarify we left a water borehole for our friends when we left Namibia which someone maintains #britishtribenextdoor.’

Scarlett Moffatt Twitter

In response to a viewer, Scarlett added: ‘My friends were happy, empowering and beautiful souls inside and out.’

The show was pitched as a culture clash experiment, where her values and family home, complete with running water, WiFi and a washing machine, met the African tribe way of life.

She previously spoke on This Morning about the differences she discovered, and how they responded to a British semi being plonked in the middle of their land.

Scarlett Moffatt opened up about her weight on This Morning
Scarlett Moffatt defended the show’s concept on This Morning (Pictute: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)

‘It’s such a sense of community there, going to get wood and cleaning, everything’s done as a family and as a whole, whereas they found us very isolated,’ Scarlett said.

‘It’s really changed our outlook. I thought we spent loads of time together, but being there made me realise that we don’t and we could spend more time together.’

The British Tribe Next Door is available on Channel 4 catch-up service 4OD.


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