Scarlett Moffatt lands BBC driving show after failing test 13 times

Scarlett Moffatt attending the Nordoff Robbins Boxing Dinner held at the Hilton Hotel, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Scarlett Moffatt is set to help learner drivers. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Scarlett Moffatt is set to launch a new driving school reality show helping learners get behind the wheel - despite having failed her own test 13 times.

The former Gogglebox star and I'm A Celebrity winner says she's perfectly placed to advise the learner drivers in her new BBC One show despite her lack of skill on the roads, because she knows exactly how they feel.

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Scarlett's Driving School will see Moffatt welcome would-be drivers and the family and friends they've been relying on to teach them to her school in Teesside for an intensive five-day crash course that will hopefully lead to them binning their L plates.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2021/12/31: Scarlett Moffatt arrives at the Cabaret All Stars New Year's Eve Show in London. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The TV star has had plenty of experience with driving tests. (Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Moffatt said: "I’m over the moon to be part of such an exciting series on BBC One. Having failed my driving test 13 times I know exactly how these learners feel and how much strain it puts on the person teaching you - no one will get in a car with me anymore!

"I hope that that my new show will give us all the confidence to finally rip up those L plates and hit the road."

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The 10-part series focusses on learner drivers who've been forced to turn to loved ones as amateur instructors while driving schools were closed during the pandemic.

Scarlett Moffatt and six other celebrities take on the spiritually significant trek. (BBC)
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Luckily, it won't just be Moffatt offering her advice, as some of the UK's top driving instructors will also be on hand over the five-day course to help lead them towards passing their test and to give their friends and family teachers tips on how best to help them.

Can the learners and their loved ones work together to get a pass at the end of the five days?

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Aisling O'Connor, head of TV commissioning for BBC England, said: "Scarlett is the perfect person for BBC England to work with, as we do our job of reflecting the people and places that matter to our audiences up and down the country.

"This new series examines an experience many people go through, and viewers will see learner drivers put their skills to the absolute test in the hope of passing the five-day intensive course."

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