Scarlett Moffatt opens up on being happier at size 18 after fitness DVD scandal

Scarlett Moffatt has opened up on how much "happier" she feels being a size 18 after years of struggling with her body image and yo-yoing weight loss.

The former Gogglebox star and TV presenter, who recently enjoyed a trip to Paris, went down to a size eight after appearing on the Channel 4 series, in a bid to regain control and positivity with her shape, but in the end she was still unhappy.

Now, the 31 year old beauty has revealed she's finally content with her size, years after releasing a controversial fitness DVD that saw her shedding 3stone in 2016.

Despite showing off her amazing results and appearing happier than ever, it later emerged that Scarlett had managed the feat by eating only 700 calories a day.

She also took part in an ultra-tough Swiss bootcamp that involved six hours of exercise a day.

“The thing with being body positive and having body confidence is just celebrating everybody’s body,” the star told The Sun. “I think sometimes people have this misconception that it’s like ‘fatties unite’.

“Genuinely, no matter what you look like, just celebrate you. As long as you are healthy, being yourself and you’re being nice to people, you do you.

"That’s the big thing that I want to get across.”

Scarlett went on to urge people not to be so hard on themselves, and lamented all the years she "missed out" due to being self-conscious.

The I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star also shared her tips of how to stop letting the bad thoughts control her.

“There is a really good TikTok trend where you [share] a photo of your younger self and whenever I’m nasty to myself, I remember I’m talking to her," Scarlett explained.

“The thought of looking at a six-year-old and going: ‘You are this, you are that…’ It’s awful. Just have this mini you in your head and try to be nice to them. It always helps me," the star added.

While Scarlett is now comfortable with her appearance, and is proud to be a plus-size TV presenter, she reflected on how different it was growing up without representation on the box.

The star, who is currently in a relationship with boyfriend Scott Dobinson and is originally from Bishop Auckland, said she "loves" how diverse TV is now now, and emphasised how important it is for children to have someone who "looks like them".

Scarlett first shot to fame during her first series of Gogglebox in 2014, when she was just 23.

After years in reality TV and entertainment, the brunette beauty is now focusing on documentary filmmaking as she gears up to host Britain's Tourette's Mystery: Scarlett Moffatt investigates on Channel 4.


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