Scarlett Moffatt has revealed that she suffers with anxiety during a candid interview with The Mirror.
Scarlett, who shot to fame on Channel 4 reality show Gogglebox, and has since been the face of shows including Saturday Night Takeaway and Streetmate, told the paper that she’s ‘late for everything’ because she worries about being percieved as rude.
‘I’m my own worst enemy,’ the 26-year-old admitted. ‘I suffer from anxiety.’
Scarlett added that when fans stop her in the street for a chat or a picture, she struggles to leave, even if she has a train to catch or somewhere else to be.
‘I daren’t say, “Oh I’m really sorry I’ve got to go now,” because I’m sure they’re going to think, “She’s rude, no she doesn’t!”‘ she said.
During an appearance on This Morning earlier this month, Scarlett opened up about another difficult social situation: her experience on being bullied during her childhood.
Explaining that she’d had a bike accident at the age of 11, where she’d ‘smashed’ her front teeth, and later developed Bell’s Palsy, both factors which she felt made her an easy target, Scarlett detailed the moment she confronted one of the perpetrators in the local supermarket years later.
‘I was avoiding her in aisles, and then I thought, “No Scarlett, stop this now, you’re better than that,”‘ she recalled to hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
‘So I walked about, not expecting her in a million years to speak to me, and she was like, “Ah, Scarlett, how are you?” And I was like, “I’m good, how are you?”‘
The woman in question then said that her children thought she was ‘so cool’ because of her ‘friendship’ with the star, to which Scarlett responded: ‘We were never friends, why are you saying that?’
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‘She was like, “What do you mean?” And I was like, “We were never friends. I had to move schools because of you and your girl gang, because you were just awful to me. How dare you say that,”‘ Scarlett continued.
‘And I just said, “I hope that your kids never meet anyone who’s like you were at school.” And then I sort of had a mic drop moment, where I dropped my basket and walked out.’