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Scarlett Moffatt reveals she called the Samaritans after spending a week in bed

‘I was just so sad’: Scarlett Moffatt reveals she called the Samaritans after spending a week in bed because cruel trolls ‘attacked my looks and personality’

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Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out about how she called the Samaritans for help during one of the lowest points of her life. 

The television personality, 30, appeared on Lorraine on Tuesday to discuss her battle with mental health and how she once spent a week in a bed because she felt so low.

Scarlett said she felt ‘for a long time’ she couldn’t speak out over fears people would criticise her because she ‘had everything that she dreamed of’. 

Candid: Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out about how she called the Samaritans for help during one of the lowest points of her life as she appeared on Lorraine on Tuesday

Detailing how her I’m A Celebrity win catapulted her career, but opened her up extreme trolling she said: ‘I got really badly trolled about my nose, saying “You’ve gone too far with the surgery, rhinoplasty expert says she’s gone to far…” and this is just the nose I was born with.

‘Because I was bullied when I was younger, I did suffer with self esteem issues anyway but my nose was something I always loved about myself. 

‘And because then all of a sudden I had this new thing to hate about myself because everyone was telling me it was awful.’

Tough: Scarlett said she felt 'for a long time' she couldn't speak out over fears people would criticise her because she 'had everything that she dreamed out'

Tough: Scarlett said she felt ‘for a long time’ she couldn’t speak out over fears people would criticise her because she ‘had everything that she dreamed out’

Sad: Scarlett said after she won I'm A Celebrity in 2016, the trolling became incessant and the constant taunts about her looks and personality made her feel depressed

Sad: Scarlett said after she won I’m A Celebrity in 2016, the trolling became incessant and the constant taunts about her looks and personality made her feel depressed 

Scarlett went on to detail how she began to think she would need surgery to make her nose bigger, just to please the trolls.  

She told Lorraine: ‘I remember I was meant to film something, I sat and googled all day to see if I could get surgery to make my nose bigger because I just felt as if… I just felt as if my personality was being attacked, my looks were being attacked. 

‘It just felt like a lot of pressure.’

Scarlett said she began to feel scared to leave the comfort of her home for fear of facing scrutiny if she stepped outside the door, and pretended to her family and friends she was working away. 

She said: ‘I wasn’t, for the whole week I was just in bed. 

Her story: 'So I was just so sad Lorraine. I dialled Samaritans a few times and hung up quickly, because I was like, "What will I say?",' Scarlett said before eventually talking on the phone

Her story: ‘So I was just so sad Lorraine. I dialled Samaritans a few times and hung up quickly, because I was like, “What will I say?”,’ Scarlett said before eventually talking on the phone

I remember thinking “I don’t want to speak to my mum and dad because then they’ll 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 dialled Samaritans a few times and hung up quickly, because I was like, “What will I say?” 

‘And then I’m so pleased that from somewhere I got the strength to call Samaritans because that little voice on the other side of the line, was like a little voice of hope.’

The Gogglebox star said she gave the fake name ‘Charlotte Muffin’ and felt her troubles melt away as she spoke about her problems. 

Scarlett, who is now an ambassador for Samaritans, said: ‘I could just rant about how I was feeling, and I called them again the next day. 

‘From there I got the courage to speak to my family and then a GP. Now, I really hope that people can see you can go full circle.’ 

The television personality said she now sends the number for Samaritans to trolls because: ‘I think a lot of the time they just need a hug as well, they’re obviously not feeling OK’. 

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 that people can see you can go full circle'

Mental health awareness: Scarlett, who is now an ambassador for Samaritans, said: ‘I really hope that people can see you can go full circle’

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