‘I Was Just So Sad’: Scarlett Moffatt reveals she called the Samaritans after lying in bed for a week because cruel trolls ‘attacked my looks and personality’
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Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out about calling the Samaritans for help during one of the low points of her life.
The television personality, 30, appeared in Lorraine on Tuesday to talk about her struggles with mental health and how she once spent a week in bed feeling so down.
Scarlett said she felt “for a long time” that she couldn’t talk about the fear that people would criticize her for having “everything she dreamed of.”
Frank: Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out about calling the Samaritans for help during one of the low points of her life when she appeared in Lorraine on Tuesday
She shared how her I’m A Celebrity win catapulted her career but opened her up to extreme trolling, she said, ‘I was really, really cheated by my nose and said,’ You went too far with the surgery, rhinoplasty expert says she goes far… “and this is just the nose I was born with.
“ Being bullied when I was younger I had self-esteem issues anyway, but my nose was something I always liked about myself.
“And because suddenly I had something new about myself to hate, because everyone told me it was awful.”
Tough: Scarlett said she felt ‘for a long time’ that she couldn’t speak up about the fear that people would criticize her for having ‘everything she dreamed’
Sad: Scarlett said after winning I’m A Celebrity in 2016, the trolling became incessant and the ongoing taunts about her looks and personality left her feeling depressed.
Scarlett went on to talk about how she began to think she needed surgery to make her nose bigger, just to please the trolls.
She said to Lorraine, ‘I remember when I was supposed to have to film something, I was googling all day to see if I could have surgery to make my nose bigger because I just felt like … I just felt like my personality was being attacked, my appearance being attacked.
“It just felt like a lot of pressure.”
Scarlett said she began to fear leaving the comfort of her home for fear of criticism if she stepped out and pretended to be working on her family and friends.
She said, “It wasn’t me, I just spent the week in bed.
Her story: ‘So I was just so sad Lorraine. I called Samaritans a few times and quickly hung up, thinking, “What shall I say?”, “Scarlett said before finally answering the phone.
I remember thinking “I don’t want to talk to my mom and dad because then they will worry and I don’t want to be a burden, my friends are so proud and think I’m living the dream”.
So I was just so sad Lorraine. I called Samaritans a few times and quickly hung up, thinking, “What shall I say?”
“And then I’m so glad I got the strength from somewhere to call Samaritans, because that little voice on the other end of the line was like a little voice of hope.”
The Gogglebox star said she gave the false name ‘Charlotte Muffin’ and felt her troubles melt away as she talked about her troubles.
Scarlett, who is now an ambassador for Samaritans, said, “I could just go on and on about how I felt, and I called them again the next day.
‘From there I got the courage to talk to my family and then to a doctor. Now I really hope people can see that you can close the circle. ‘
The television personality said she is now sending the song for Samaritans to trolls because, ‘I think a lot of times they just need a hug too, they clearly don’t feel right’.
Lorraine is on weekdays from 9am on ITV and catch up on ITV Hub.
Mental Health Awareness: Scarlett, who is now an ambassador for Samaritans, said, ‘I really hope people can see you can come full circle’