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06 June 2023

Fed up Brits want to quit their busy lives

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By Bang

Fed up Britons want to leave their hectic lives behind in favour of a simpler life in the countryside.

According to new research, carried out by the Travel Channel to mark the new series of 'Life Below Zero', 62 per cent of those surveyed said they were considering quitting their hectic lifestyles for a quieter, simple life.

One in five said the current climate was to blame, with 74 per cent claiming the find the future depressing.

While 39 per cent were only dreaming about escaping, one in 10 were actually planning to move to the suburbs in the next 12 months.

Meanwhile, 13 per cent had even applied to take part in a TV show which gave them the chance to live in the most isolated spots in the world.

Phillip Luff, managing director, Scripps Networks Interactive, UK & EMEA said: "We have seen a huge spike in viewers tuning in to escapist programmes like Life Below Zero. These shows have an ability to transport us from our everyday lives and routines - and give us a taster of what life could be like away from our mobile phones, the internet and personal computers."

Asked what they would miss most, 52 per cent said seeing friends and family on a regular basis but even more admitted they'd miss quick internet access (57 per cent). 42 per cent of respondents said they'd miss going out for a nice meal.

'Life Below Zero' is broadcast on Travel Channel Mondays to Thursdays at 10pm.