Viewers horrified as Brit ‘sex tourist grannies’ swarm Gambia for young men

A shocking documentary into "female sex tourism" in The Gambia has left viewers stunned as they watched elderly British women flock out to meet young men.

Journalist Seyi Rhodes investigated the west African country as a popular destination for British "sex tourists" and if such relationships could be genuine.

On Tuesday night's (September 28) Channel 4 documentary Sex on the Beach, Seyi goes to a strip of bars where he notices a lot of young men "positioning" themselves outside bars.

Cameras capture the old women dancing with their younger counterparts while one clip even shows a pair holding hands and walking onto a beach.

Seyi then meets up with 57-year-old Jackie, who moved to The Gambia from the UK three years ago and mentions the unusual scene of white women flying over to visit the country.

She tells Seyi: "They're coming here on their little sex holidays, ain't they?

"They leave their husbands in the UK, come here and have fun with a black man, and then go back to their husband in the UK."

Jackie, who has had several relationships with Gambian men, describes the place a "paradise".

"You can have two, three different men in a day, if that's what you want," she details.

"It's that easy, you only have to be walking down the road.

"You can be wearing your scruffy clothes, it doesn't matter. They see the white skin, then one chance."

Seyi wonders what the men are after in the relationship given the gap in culture, age and wealth.

He asks: "Do they say 'if I come back home with you, will you give me X'?"

The brunette says they are "not that blatant" but adds: "It's not that long after you've brought them home."

"They will come up with some excuse – 'oh my mum's sick and needs to go to hospital and I haven't quite got the money' or 'me children's school fees are due'.

Viewers were shocked at the scenes after watching the programme.

One commented: "Old white women preying on poor Gambian men for sex, how ugly is that."

Another said: "Honestly it's disgusting. Nothing more than poverty exploitation."

A viewer, however, said the documentary didn't reflect her experience in the country.

She wrote: "They were lovely when I went, I was alone the second time and some would talk to me and no pressure, just friendly people who wanted to make others smile."

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