Scarlett Moffatt ‘nearly had surgery to enlarge her nose’ after cruel trolls targeted her appearance

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Scarlett Moffatt has said trolling about her looks became so bad after she won I'm A Celebrity that she wanted surgery to make her nose bigger.

The Gogglebox star has spoken out about having to contact the Samaritans because of cruel comments online and in the media after she found fame.

Scarlett, 30, told Lorraine on Tuesday that she had been criticised for "overdoing surgery" on her nose, but that it was actually her real nose leaving her desperate to find a surgeon who would make it bigger.

She said: "All of that positive feedback I got after coming out of the jungle came with a lot of negativity that I just wasn't prepared for, I wasn't prepared for the projection of hate that I received online and in the media.


"Everything seemed to get on top of me, it felt as if I couldn't win. One of the big things – and now that I'm in a better place I can't believe I let it affect me so much – I remember there being loads of articles about my nose and I got really badly trolled about my nose.

"People said, 'you've gone too far with the surgery, rhinoplasty experts say she's gone too far.' This is just the nose that I was born with."

Explaining how badly the comments affected her, she said: "Because I was bullied when I was younger, I suffered with self-esteem issues anyway, but my nose was always something I loved about myself.

"Because all of a sudden I had this new thing to hate about myself and everybody was telling me it was awful, I remember I was meant to film something and I actually sat and googled the whole day to see if I could find a surgery where I could actually get a nose job to make my nose bigger."

Scarlett said she finally decided to call the Samaritans when she froze at her front door one day and found herself unable to leave the house, pretending to family and friends that she was away filming when actually she spent the week in bed.

Giving the fake name "Charlotte Muffin" to the helpline, she called them many times to talk things through.

Scarlett said: "That little voice on the other end was like a voice of hope.

"I could feel my troubles melt away, it was just to block out the noise and have a safe space where I could rant away."


She added: "I just wanted to disappear for a while, but I want people to know there is light at the end of the tunnel and it gets better."

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

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