‘I just want to date a nice guy – I don’t care if he’s a celeb!’
The TV presenter reveals she’s looking for a new man and admits she no longer lets the bullies bother her
She stepped out looking gorgeous and ready to mingle at the Pride of Britain Awards last week. And after breaking up with boyfriend Luke Crodden last month, newly single Scarlett Moffatt tells Closer that she feels ready to date again. Scarlett says, “I’m a single girl now. It feels weird but exciting. I don’t mind whether the next person I date is a celebrity or someone normal – as long as they’re a nice person. I’m not really fussy at all.” The 27-year-old Gogglebox star has just been snapped up to present I’m A Celebrity!’s spin-off show Extra Camp – which follows a successful year of presenting gigs, including working as a co-presenter on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
And Scarlett says that she’s been in touch with Ant Mcpartlin – who was admitted to rehab in June for an addiction to painkillers – and says that he’s on track to go to Australia for this year’s I’m A Celeb!, which starts later this month.
“I’ve been messaging Ant and Dec about what I should be packing for Australia,” she says. “The intention is for Ant to make it back in time for I’m A Celeb!. I’ve been speaking to him and he’s really brave. The more people who speak out about their issues, the better. He’s done amazingly well in talking about what he’s been going through – it helps to make other people
not feel alone, too.”
Scarlett herself has faced personal issues. She’s had battles with her weight – going from a size 18 to a size 8 in 2016, only to regain some of the weight this year – and also revealed she suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, which even prevented her from leaving the house.
But now Scarlett says that being trolled over her appearance has helped her to become a better person, and that she thanks her mum for helping her to beat the bullies.
She says, “Bullies are like sandpaper – the more they wear you down, the more polished you end up becoming. So I would say to anyone being bullied to remember that. It’s taught me to never make anyone feel how those bullies made me feel.
“My mum has been the best and really helped me. She’s taught me to be a kind person and to always be myself – even when I didn’t want to be me.”
The pair split last