Scarlett Moffatt recently said she had batted TV jobs away because she didn’t want people to “get sick of” her, but it seems the ‘Gogglebox’ star was, in fact, waiting for the right project to come along.
The 26-year-old TV favourite has been in huge demand ever since she was crowned Queen of the Jungle on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ last year and was swiftly nabbed to help out Ant & Dec present ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’.
But when eagle eyed Channel 4 bosses witnessed a boost in the ITV show’s ratings, they secretly called Scarlett in to film a pilot of their new series titled ‘The Comedy Project.’
It seems she passed the screen test and is now set to present the forthcoming primetime show on Friday nights later this year.
A source told The Sun: “Scarlett is now in huge demand from the TV industry. Channel 4 feel they created her through Gogglebox and don’t want to lose her to ITV.
“She was the first celebrity who they approached to do the pilot for The Comedy Project, which is likely to become a big show for them.”
Scarlett had previously vowed that she didn’t want to annoy people by popping up everywhere on telly.
She told You magazine: “That is the last thing I want to happen. I turn down so many things because I don’t want people to get sick of me. I refuse to promote anything on Instagram for money and I’m aware that I have to be careful about saying yes to anything.”
But she felt her time in the Australian jungle made her “stronger as a person”.
She added: “Ultimately, it made me stronger as a person. I carried on being myself. Winning I’m a Celebrity … was a huge moment for me in terms of confidence because the bottom line was the feeling that people like me exactly as I am …
“I was asked to do the show a year before but turned it down because I didn’t feel I was ready. I was constantly asked to do shows like ‘Big Brother’ but I just kept saying no. This year it felt right. I loved it. I hadn’t let myself even dream I’d win it so for that to happen was incredible.”