Scarlett Moffatt has joined the lineup for the upcoming series of 'Pilgrimage' on BBC Two.

Scarlett Moffatt to go on religious trek for new series of BBC Two shoe

Scarlett Moffatt to go on religious trek for new series of BBC Two shoe

The 31-year-old TV personality will join six other famous faces on the three-part series as they follow in the footsteps of the sixth century Irish monk, Saint Columba, as they seek out his legacy as a key figure in Christianity.

In a statement, Scarlett explained that although she believes in God, she wants to find out what her religion is and joked that traditional pilgrims tend to wear loin clothes and are in need of moisturiser.

She said: " I would describe myself as Christian, but not a strict Christian. I don’t go to church, but I definitely believe and religion to me is security. In my head somebody on a pilgrimage is in a loin cloth and they have really long hair... and they look a bit dehydrated like they need a good moisturiser mask. I’m doing the pilgrimage as I want to know what my religion is. I want to be able to answer that question with confidence."

The former 'Gogglebox' star - who has since gone on to host hit conspiracy podcast 'Scarlett Moffatt Wants to Believe' with boyfriend Scott Dobinson - will be joined on the trek by agnostic former 'Countdown' presenter Nick Hewer, famed interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who describes himself as a non-conforming pagan as well as England cricketing legend and practicing Sikh Monty Panesar.

Completing the star-studded diverse line-up is Jewish actress Louisa Clein - who is best known to fans as Maya Stepney on ITV soap ‘Emmerdale' - , Muslim stand-up comedienne Shazia Mirza and Paralympian Will Bayley, who is described as a lapsed Christian.

The celebrity pilgrims will begin their journey in the town of Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, before travelling through Northern Ireland by boat to the west of Scotland and will eventually end up the Inner Hebrides at the site of Saint Columba’s most revered monastery having covered almost 1000 miles on their trek.

Daisy Scalchi, BBC Commissioning Editor, Religion and Ethics said in a statement: "We are thrilled to see the wonderful Pilgrimage return for Spring 2022. This is an exceptional cast bringing a wide variety of perspectives to some of life's big questions, at a time when conversations around meaning and values are more important than ever."

'The Pilgrimage: The Road to the Scottish Isles' is set to air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from Spring 2022.