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Scarlett Moffatt has come under fire for deceiving fans over how she slimmed down.
After releasing her fitness DVD titled Scarlett’s Super Slim Me Plan, she claimed that ‘If I can do it — a professional couch potato — then you can too. With the help of… this cunning plan.’
But according to sources her regime she sells unsuspecting fans is a complete scam.
The Sun revealed that the star hadn’t actually achieved her incredible weight loss by sticking to her plan she promotes on the DVD. In fact, what the telly star had done was to embark on a grueling boot camp that saw her come close to breaking point and eating a vastly reduced, calorie-controlled diet.
The paper says that Scarlett, 27, who rose to fame on Gogglebox , attended a super-tough boot camp in Switzerland that involved intense training up to six hours a day and eating just 700 calories, described as a ‘starvation’ diet.
A source says: ‘The DVD is a sham really. There is no mention of the boot camp where she was climbing mountains and exercising for six hours a day.
‘Scarlett is one of the most popular young women on TV — a real girl next door figure. The DVD gave fans an unrealistic portrayal of how she lost weight.’
The source also said: ‘She was really struggling and finding it hard to cope. She was on a starvation diet, exercising way too hard and not eating enough. She was being pushed to breaking point.’’
Scarlett released the DVD on Boxing Day in 2016, just two weeks after winning I’m A Celebrity. It sold an impressive 60,000 copies and reportedly earned her in excess of £100,000, as she capitalised on the success after her spell in the jungle.
‘Scarlett was really being put through a tough physical regime she couldn’t cope with. She was really risking her health,’ the source also claimed.
But now, after being exposed as a lie and to make matters even worse, producers are reportedly demanding the £100,000 back after she piled the weight back on, thus breaking her contract that stated she’d remain her new slimmer size for at least a year, after shedding over three stone.
In text messages she sent to a friend, Scarlett shared how she was close to quitting the excruciating boot camp: ‘It’s so hard losing weight anyway without this pressure of having to persuade people you’re doing everything they’re telling you even though I know it’s bad on my body only eating like 600/700 calories a day (crying emoji),’ one message read.
In another she said: ‘My mam’s going to call, I can’t do this anymore it’s too much and I’m having to almost persuade people to believe me — I wanted to make an honest DVD, this doesn’t feel right (crying emoji).’
The TV personality has openly talked about her weight in the past and has bravely called out media outlets that have attempted to body-shame her and her spokesperson has strongly denied she’s ever taken dieting pills, either.
Yahoo Celebrity has reached out to Scarlett Moffatt but her publicist declined to comment.