Scarlett Moffatt is reportedly struggling to cope with fame after winning I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016.
The Geordie native, 27, entered the spotlight four years go on Gogglebox with her mum and dad, but she recently faced a flood of abuse following her win on the creepy crawly show with people linking her to married man Ant McPartlin.
Ant, 42, is divorcing his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong, and false rumours around his friendship with his Saturday Night Takeaway co-star caused the new TV presenter to be trolled online.
To make matters worse, she was accused of releasing a sham fitness DVD earlier this week, and the criticism is said to be finally taking its toll on the bubbly star.
A source told Daily Star: “Scarlett has been struggling to cope with all the press attention and barrage of online abuse from trolls since winning I’m A Celeb.
“She has said in one way being crowned Queen of the Jungle has ruined her life. She is really grateful for her career going from strength to strength and all the amazing things that have happened off the back of winning.”
Scarlett Moffatt is barely recognisable as she shares a throwback snap with a pal [Instagram]
Scarlett’s career has sky rocketed with presenting jobs on Channel 4 show Streetmate, ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. But the added exposure she’s getting is said to be hard to handle.
She took to Twitter on Saturday and shared a cryptic post to fans, asking them to “sprinkle your positivity and kindness like confetti.”
And insiders close to the star say she is trying to stay positive after a difficult few months.
They added: “There have been a few tears in recent months and she has told friends life was easier and more fun when she was on Gogglebox.
“Scarlett is a really down-to-earth, warm, witty and open character. But she’s struggled to cope with fame and, though she’s developed a thicker skin since winning the show, it’s got so bad at times she’s broken down in tears and not wanted to leave the house.”