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’."
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.”
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.”
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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