Scarlett Moffatt says she feels happier as a size 18

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Scarlett Moffatt holds Biscuit, a Cocker Spaniel, the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, to launch the forthcoming Crufts Dog Show. (Photo by Jacob King/PA Images via Getty Images)
Scarlett Moffatt at Crufts. (Getty Images)

Scarlett Moffatt has opened up on her body image and admitted she is happier now as a size 18 than she was as a size 8.

The reality star spoke to The Sun about learning to love her body and stress less about what she looked like. Moffatt lost three stone in 2016 for a weight loss DVD that she has subsequently expressed regrets about making.

Moffatt said to the paper: “The thing with being body positive and having body confidence is just celebrating everybody’s body. I think sometimes people have this misconception that it’s like ‘fatties unite’."

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She added: “Genuinely, no matter what you look like, just celebrate you. As long as you are healthy, being yourself and you’re being nice to people, you do you. That’s the big thing that I want to get across.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Scarlett Moffatt attends the 'Dumbo' European premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on March 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Scarlett Moffatt attends the 'Dumbo' European premiere. (Getty Images)

Moffatt also discussed becoming happier with her body: “I have friends who are so aesthetically beautiful and they still pull themselves to bits. I just want people to not be so hard on themselves."

She adds that people need to give themselves more compliments, saying that she's missed events such as pool parties in the past due to feeling self-conscious.

She continued by questioning why she beat herself up so much: "I think back and go: ‘Why did I let that happen? Why did I let this bother me?’ I realised when I’m lying on my deathbed, I’m not gonna remember that time I got loads of likes and looked really good.”

GATESHEAD, ENGLAND - JULY 08:  Scarlett Moffatt of Gogglebox visits the Amazon Newcastle Distribution centre before she heads to her sister's school to surprise some children to celebrate Amazon Prime Day on July 8, 2016 in Gateshead, England.  (Photo by Andrew Benge/Getty Images for Amazon)
Scarlett Moffatt of Gogglebox visits the Amazon Newcastle Distribution, 2016. (Getty Images for Amazon)

Moffatt is about to premiere a documentary on Channel 4 about Tourette's syndrome which the Gogglebox star says was inspired by her own diagnosis of Bell's palsy when she was 11.

It is the first documentary series for Moffatt who is best known for her appearances on family entertainment shows such as Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

Britain’s Tourette’s Mystery: Scarlett Moffatt Investigates airs on Channel 4 on 19 July at 10pm.

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