Scarlett Moffatt says people assume she is thick because of her northern accent

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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 at The Curzon Mayfair on March 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Scarlett Moffatt says people assume she is thick because of her strong north east accent.

The Gogglebox and I’m A Celeb...Get Me Out Of Here star has been a regular on our screens in recent years, but the 29-year-old says she is often treated like she not very intelligent.

Speaking to The Mirror, Moffatt, from County Durham, explained: “I just can’t win. Maybe it’s the way I’ve portrayed myself, but people always assume I’m thick. I don’t know if it’s my accent or whatever.

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“I always remember filming and this producer explaining the same thing to me three times. And me going, ‘OK, that’s fine, I understand’. And then explaining it again and then me going, ‘No, really, I understand!’ Inside, I’m screaming but on the outside I would never show that.

“If you actually have an opinion or idea, sometimes it’s sort of put across as, ‘Well done, you’re thinking like a man’, or, ‘Get back in your box because it’s not your place’.”

“It is quite ­difficult being a woman. I’m ­either too quiet or too loud, or I’m too fake or I’m not fake enough.”

The star won the 2016 series of I'm A Celeb. (ITV)
The star won the 2016 series of I'm A Celeb. (ITV)

She added the only way to deal with it is to “be yourself and not take anything personally”.

Moffatt found fame appearing alongside mum Betty and dad Mark on popular Channel 4 show Gogglebox. She won more fans during her 2016 stint I’m A Celeb which saw her crowned Queen of the Jungle.

She has recently been hosting conspiracy theories podcast Scarlett Moffatt Wants To Believe.

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It made headlines recently when Dara Ó Briain condemning the BBC for commissioning Moffatt’s podcast but cancelling his own astronomy series Stargazing Live.

In a now deleted tweet, Ó Briain said: “Trying not to be depressed today that while the BBC don’t seem to want to make any more Stargazing Live, they will pay Scarlett Moffatt to make a podcast about how she doesn’t believe in the Moon landings.”

Moffatt’s representatives declined to comment on Ó Briain’s tweet.

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