How, then, would these modestly-dressed brides of God handle the arrival of their new house guests, a gaggle of brash young women, boasting tattoos and piercings and more usually found stumbling drunkenly around nightclubs while scantily dressed?

The collision of these polar opposite worlds under one holy roof is played out in a new series, Bad Habits, Holy Orders, which starts next week on Channel 5.

Sister Linda, a slightly more worldly middle-aged woman who even uses Facebook, goes further: ‘It makes me disgusted that people cannot control themselves.

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And with such a dramatic change in lifestyle there was bound to be resistance and conflict, like the day the women sneaked off and bought a bottle of vodka — despite being told that alcohol is banned — while out shopping with the nuns.

And the night they asked for a pass-out to explore the nearby village of Swaffham, later returning to the convent roaring drunk.

Within months of returning home she had taken a job in retail on a cruise ship and is now sailing the oceans.‘I used to do whatever I felt like, without caring about other people’s opinions,’ she says.

‘Since my time in the convent my family has remarked on me being less selfish and not so materialistic.‘Life is for living, not just recording on Instagram, so I decided to stop just thinking and talking about travelling and get on with it.’Tyla, meanwhile, who spent a staggering £40,000 a year on designer clothes, shoes and bags, has learnt to be more frugal and pick up bargains in charity shops after being taken to one in Norfolk by the nuns.

But, somehow, hearing it from women who have devoted their lives to God had an impact that no amount of parental support, or pleading, was able to achieve.‘The nuns helped me to realise that we’re all different and special and that I’m good enough just as I am.

I left the convent feeling like a weight had been lifted off me.’Being in the confines of a convent has, it seems, also spurred Paige on to fulfil her ambition of seeing the world.Their precious phones are confiscated at the outset of their two-week stay, depriving them of their constant fix of social media.The teens and 20-somethings are then told there must be no noise after lights out at 10pm.After all, head nun Sister Thomas More, 85, is wearing shoes she’s had for 30 years, making her footwear older than her guests.What ensues, however, is a near Damascene discovery for the girls that, as their parents have no doubt long tried to tell them, there really is more to life than boys, booze and near-naked selfies.However, the nuns’ reaction, disappointment rather than anger, at their behaviour and the disrespect they had shown, had a profound effect on the young women who quickly repented, poured the vodka down the drain and apologised profusely.