TV personality Scarlett Moffatt has revealed doing her own fitness video is the ‘biggest regret’ of her career and she still gets upset whenever she thinks about it
Scarlett Moffatt has stressed that doing her own fitness DVD is the “biggest regret” of her career.
However, it was later revealed Scarlett had actually attended a training bootcamp in secret and embraced a gruelling diet of just 300 calories a day to lose the weight.
She has now admitted the fitness video was a huge “mistake” and it still upsets her.
“Something I don’t talk about ever is an ad on a fitness DVD, which I always say is like, my biggest regret,” revealed Scarlett, speaking on the BoobShare podcast.
“But what people need to understand is, I was so young, like I was in my early 20s. I was working in an office, I was very new to this [celebrity] industry.
“I had no representation and it seemed like a good thing at the time. And I feel like I’m always penalised for that.
“And it’s really upsetting because that’s just such a small part of my life and a mistake that I made. But I seem to still be getting sh*t for it.
“I’m like ‘come on now, like you don’t even know me’, and I’ve even apologised about doing the before-and-after pictures because now I realise how detrimental AR [augmented reality] is to people’s mental health.
“Also saying, you know that you live in a better life if you look a certain way because I can honestly say hand-on-heart that, actually, that was the most miserable time.”
Scarlett burst on to our TV screens in 2018 on Gogglebox – and since then has established herself as a popular TV celebrity.
But it’s not all been plain sailing having received hateful messages from social media trolls and been bracketed as a celebrity.
“Now I’m in such a good place now when and when sometimes when you focus on what you look like, that’s all you focus on,” she reflected.
“It’s like you’ve got blinders on. You can’t see anything else, you know I put off socialising because I’d think ‘oh well, no because I’ll definitely want that extra vodka and coke and that will lead to cheesy chips and gravy on the way home so you know’.
“I think everything in moderation. I got the gym and I try and be healthy, but equally I really like bread. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with us.
“I actually hate the word celebrity?” stressed the 30-year-old. “I even cringed when I was on I’m A Celebrity because it’s such a weird word.
“I think that’s why I never actually said the word celebrity when I was doing trials because that felt more nerve wracking saying the word celebrity than actually just doing the task.”