Scarlett Moffatt is praised by fans after speaking candidly about her body confidence issues in The British Tribe Next Door

She said she's never felt happier in her skin than when she moved into a tribal village in Namibia to film new TV show, The British Tribe Next Door.

And viewers had nothing but praise for Scarlett Moffatt after watching the show's opening episode on Tuesday, as they discussed the topic of body confidence and how differently its seen between cultures.

The Channel 4 programme sees the reality star, 29, and her family move into a tribal village in Namibia, where they met women who embraced her body shape.

Encouragement: Scarlett Moffatt was praised by fans after speaking candidly about her body confidence issues in The British Tribe Next Dooron Tuesday

Encouragement: Scarlett Moffatt was praised by fans after speaking candidly about her body confidence issues in The British Tribe Next Dooron Tuesday

Showing their support for Scarlett, one wrote: 'Horrible to see @ScarlettMoffatt doubting herself and worrying about body confidence. No one should feel like that regardless what size dress they wear. Plus she looks amazing anyways.'

And another said: 'Honestly relating so much to you in this episode @ScarlettMoffatt body confidence is something I've struggled with for years continue to struggle with today. Well done for giving it a go!'

While one fan gushed: '@ScarlettMoffatt im so glad uve done this program it puts all into perspective about body confidence. If we lived the same as the tribe do then we wouldn't be as ashamed to show off our figures no matter the size. (sic)'

Another went on to say: 'Having body confidence issues myself, I really feel for @ScarlettMoffatt and her dilemna. It's amazing how much culture influence our perception of body image whereas the women from Namibia are so open to have different body parts on show. (sic).'

Body confidence: The Channel 4 programme sees the reality star, 29, and her family move into a tribal village in Namibia, where they met women who embraced her body shape

Body confidence: The Channel 4 programme sees the reality star, 29, and her family move into a tribal village in Namibia, where they met women who embraced her body shape

Words of support: Viewers discussed the topic of Body Confidence and how differently its seen between cultures

Words of support: Viewers discussed the topic of Body Confidence and how differently its seen between cultures

Earlier in the day, the Gogglebox star appeared on This Morning, where she said the people she met in Nambia embraced her body shape and called her 'strong.' 

She said: 'I honestly have never felt no judgement at all, my friends there kept saying we wish we had your rolls of fat.

'Candithico [Scarlett's BFF in Namibia,] was saying you look strong and it looks like your dad's cattle are healthy. 

Empowering: Earlier in the day, the Gogglebox star appeared on This Morning, where she said the people she met in Nambia embraced her body shape and called her 'strong'

Empowering: Earlier in the day, the Gogglebox star appeared on This Morning, where she said the people she met in Nambia embraced her body shape and called her 'strong' 

'I've never felt so not judged and happy to be in my own skin. just feel like all my day is consumed with how I look. It's not a thing there. The most amazing thing is they all said I looked beautiful.' 

Scarlett has said that filming the show has made a difference to how she feels about herself. 

She said: 'We went there in May and we're still having more meals together [as a family]. 

Show: Scarlett's family home from County Durham home was recreated in Namibia for the show and members of the tribe moved in to experience what Scarlett's life was like

Show: Scarlett's family home from County Durham home was recreated in Namibia for the show and members of the tribe moved in to experience what Scarlett's life was like

Confident: Scarlett is finally feeling happy within her skin and looked lovely in a floral dress (left) after admitting in 2017 she was miserable when she was slim (pictured in 2017 - right)
Honest: Scarlett shed three stone and made a workout DVD but it did not bring her joy

Confident: Scarlett is finally feeling happy within her skin and looked lovely in a floral dress (left) after admitting in 2017 she was miserable when she was slim (pictured in 2017 - right) 

'It doesn't sound like a big thing but I'm getting the tops of my arms out sometimes on show.'

In the Channel 4 programme, which airs on Tuesday, Scarlett lives alongside the Himba community in a Namibian tribal village.

And they in turn move into her County Durham family home. 

Kind words: Scarlett was told her body looks 'strong' and was told 'it looks like your dad's cattle are healthy' as the tribe complimented her body shape

Kind words: Scarlett was told her body looks 'strong' and was told 'it looks like your dad's cattle are healthy' as the tribe complimented her body shape 

She said: 'I've never felt so not judged and happy to be in my own skin. just feel like all my day is consumed with how I look. It's not a thing there'

She said: 'I've never felt so not judged and happy to be in my own skin. just feel like all my day is consumed with how I look. It's not a thing there'

While they didn't travel to County Durham, an exact replica of the home was built in a remote corner of Africa, so the two families could live side-by-side.  

Twenty thousand of their possessions, from beds to scatter cushions where transported from their home to Africa.

The home looked so similar that Scarlett said: 'When I watch it, it looks crazy! That is my mam and dad's house exactly how it is. 

'Sometimes I would wake up of a morning and forgot I was in Namibia and see a herd of goats in the garden.

Painstaking: Twenty thousand of their possessions, from beds to scatter cushions where transported from their home to Africa

Painstaking: Twenty thousand of their possessions, from beds to scatter cushions where transported from their home to Africa

Scarlett said: 'It's such an amazing experience, with my family we haven't done anything all together since Gogglebox'

Scarlett said: 'It's such an amazing experience, with my family we haven't done anything all together since Gogglebox'

'It's such an amazing experience, with my family we haven't done anything all together since Gogglebox.'

Scarlett admitted that doing the show has made her want to focus more on her own family. 

She said: 'My best friend out there asked why we have so many things. I think maybe because I'm a bit big headed I assumed they would love the house.

'I don't do any cleaning, but my mam taught her best friend about the washing machine, she said you're just lazy you're letting the machines do all the work. 

'They found us very isolated and I know we would say oh we're very independent. 

'Candithico said to me and my little sister, "Why do you let your nan sleep in a room on her own"?'

'I think we're like the Dounty Durham Von Trapps and spend a lot of time together, and being there has made me realise we don't.'  

The British Tribe Next Door is in on C4 at 9.15pm on Tuesday. 

Looking around: Scarlett was pictured giving a tour of her recreated home from her trip back in May

 Looking around: Scarlett was pictured giving a tour of her recreated home from her trip back in May 


Scarlett Moffatt is supported by fans for speaking candidly about body confidence in new show

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