Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt reveals how she got revenge on a former bully

Adele Ankers

Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt has revealed what happened when she recently came face-to-face with a former bully, whose cruel taunts made her life hell during her early teens.

Scarlett Moffatt has spoken candidly about the horrific bullying she suffered as a teen (Copyright: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

After winning I’m A Celebrity last year, Scarlett opened up about her challenging childhood experience, revealing how she repeatedly tried to dodge a pack of school bullies who abused her over her appearance.

But – years later, the 26-year-old found herself in a position where she was able to confront one of her former bullies during a chance encounter at a supermarket (because revenge is a dish best served in the cold aisle of an Asda).

Recalling the meeting to You magazine, Scarlett explained: “She came up to me all smiling and friendly and told me her two little girls thought she was the coolest mum because we’d been friends at school.

Fighting back: The Gogglebox star was able to get revenge on a former bully during a recent encounter (Copyright: Instagram/scarlett_moffatt)

“Usually I’d just smile and walk away. But I had this memory of her coming into school and wearing fake teeth after I’d had my bike accident and doing a really horrid impression of me.”

The incident was an emotional one for the reality star, who was just 11-years-old at the time, and had needed yellow caps on her teeth after she smashed into handlebars during a biking accident.

Scarlett explained how the whole class burst out laughing at the girl’s insensitive impersonation, but she spent the night crying alone in her bedroom.

Scarlett triumphed as Queen of the Jungle after appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here last year (Copyright: Nigel Wright/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

“So when she used the F-word – the “friend” word – I shook,” she continued. “I told her that we’d never been friends and that she’d been a bully who had destroyed my confidence and ruined my time at school.

“I told her I hoped her two daughters would never go through what I’d gone through or have to deal with anyone like her. I put down my basket, walked out of there and felt like cheering.”

Yaaas Scarlett, we’re totally cheering for you babe.

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