‘I just want to date a nice guy – I don’t care if he’s a celeb!’

Closer (UK) - - Pride Of Britain -

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 month

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