How to watch The Real Mo Farah online from anywhere

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Here's how you can tune into The Real Mo Farah. (Image credit: BBC/Atomized Studios/Andy Boag)

Want to know how to watch The Real Mo Farah? Here's where you need to go to stream the new documentary, which has attracted huge media attention, detailing the Olympic star's personal history.

The Real Mo Farah is a shocking new documentary in which the four-time Olympic champion will reveal his true life story. As the star told BBC News, he was trafficked under the assumed name of Mo Farah from Djibouti aged just nine years old. His real name is actually Hussein Abdi Kahin.

The Real Mo Farah has been co-produced by the BBC and Red Bull Studios and will see Sir Mo uncovering the truth about his childhood and his journey from Somaliland (where he was born) that led to his two gold-medal wins at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Here's how to watch The Real Mo Farah from anywhere in the world.

How to watch The Real Mo Farah online in the UK

The Real Mo Farah is set to air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9 pm UK time on Wednesday, July 13. The hour-long doc will also be made available to stream on-demand shortly after broadcast on BBC iPlayer, too.

How to watch The Real Mo Farah online from anywhere in the world

Since The Real Mo Farah is going to be on BBC One, UK viewers should have no problem tuning into the documentary. However, if you're going to be away from the UK but still want to tune in, you might run into some problems. Thankfully, you'll be able to solve this exact issue with a Virtual Private Network (a VPN). 

A VPN lets you get around the usual digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even if you're going to be away from home. Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.


ExpressVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. 

It's straightforward and easy to use, has great security, is available on loads of streaming devices and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out 100% risk-free.

How To Watch The Real Mo Farah in the US

Unfortunately, it is unclear whether The Real Mo Farah will air in the US at the time of writing. If and when we get any more details, we'll be sure to update this article.

Is there a trailer for The Real Mo Farah?

Yes! Mo says in the short clip: “There’s something about me you don’t know, a secret I’ve been hiding since I was a child…”

Martin Shore
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Martin is a Staff Writer with, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.