"I have a new life and a bright future," the HGTV star tells PEOPLE exclusively

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January 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Tarek El Moussa is getting his own HGTV pilot!

PEOPLE can reveal that that the Flip or Flop star is launching a solo project to premiere in 2019. The still-untitled show will follow El Moussa, 37, as he mentors rookie house flippers and helps them renovate homes for a profit.

In the first episode, the HGTV host will work with “a young family that put it all on the line to flip a house” in South Central Los Angeles, he tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“It’s definitely a high stakes flip,” says El Moussa, who also stars alongside his ex-wife Christina on Flip or Flop. “There’s a lot of real-life drama in there. It’s the real deal.”

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“With more than 300 profitable flips under his belt, Tarek is ready to lend his invaluable expertise — and his own cash — to those who want to win big in the competitive real estate game,” HGTV said in a statement.

In summer 2019, El Moussa will also appear in a web series that “follows his new life as a single dad” on HGTV.com. According to a release, fans will be able to “watch Tarek as he works hard, plays hard and then goes home to spend quality time with his kids.”

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The shows mark the beginning of a new personal and professional adventure for El Moussa following his and Christina’s dramatic public split in 2016. “I completely rebuilt myself over the last two and a half years,” he says. “Who I am, how I feel, how I think . . . I know what’s good for me.”

He adds, “I have a new life and a bright future.”

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Christina, who married her British beau of just over one year, Wheeler Dealershost Ant Anstead, in a surprise wedding in December and changed her last name to Anstead, also has a solo show set to debut this year.

In June 2018, PEOPLE exclusively reported that Christina was getting her own design seriesChristina On the Coast, in which she’ll document the overhaul of her new house in Newport Beach, California, and help others redesign their homes with seaside style.

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Tarek and Christina insist the upcoming season of Flip or Flop — which they began filming less than a year after finalizing their divorce — was business as usual.

“We’ve worked together for 12 years now,” Christina told PEOPLE in August said. “We just really focus on the job at hand, and if we do talk, it’s about the kids.”

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The couple share two children — daughter Taylor, 8, and son Brayden, 3 — and have been focused on amicably co-parenting since their split.

“The kids are the most important thing,” Tarek told PEOPLE in 2017. “If mom and dad can’t get along it affects the kids, so mom and dad better get along.”

The eighth season of Flip or Flop is set to air in Fall 2019.

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