I’m A Celeb’s Scarlette Douglas had ‘rough’ 2021 because of relationship she ‘didn’t want to be in’


She has been all over the UK’s TV screens since her stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. 

And now Scarlette Douglas has revealed that she had a ‘rough’ time which left her crying herself to sleep for six months thanks to being in a relationship she ‘didn’t want to be in’.

Referring to her ex-boyfriend of two years, The Voice star Lyndrik Xela, Scarlette opened up to explain that she was holding in a lot of ’emotion, sadness and tension’ because of their relationship and her hectic work schedule.

Split: Scarlette Douglas has revealed that she had a ‘rough’ time which left her crying herself to sleep for six months thanks to being in a relationship she ‘didn’t want to be in’ (pictured with ex boyfriend Lyndrik Xela in September 2021)

Speaking to The Sun’s Fabulous magazine, Scarlette said that she ended the two year relationship in April last year – and a ‘huge weight just lifted’.

She said: ‘I was in a relationship that I didn’t want to be in and shouldn’t have been in. I was overworked, my iron count was low. I don’t think I was depressed, but I was really sad.’

The TV presenter also hinted that she was not able to completely be herself during their time together.

‘The minute I came out of that relationship, a huge weight just lifted,’ Scarlette continued, ‘I felt I could be goofy again and not have to be apologetic for it. I didn’t have anybody telling me: “You shouldn’t be like that”, or: “This is too much”, I’m happy now and I smile for no reason. I don’t cry – not how I cried back then anyway.

Looking back: Referring to her ex-boyfriend of two years, The Voice star Lyndrik Xela, Scarlette opened up to explain that she was holding in a lot of 'emotion, sadness and tension' because of their relationship and her hectic work schedule

Looking back: Referring to her ex-boyfriend of two years, The Voice star Lyndrik Xela, Scarlette opened up to explain that she was holding in a lot of ’emotion, sadness and tension’ because of their relationship and her hectic work schedule

‘I’m not going to hide or shy away. I had started to shrink and I’m not going to let that happen again.’

She added that she will not ever let anyone ‘dim my light’ ever again’, confidently saying that if that light is ‘too bright’, then ‘you can get out’.

Scarlette was in a two year relationship with Lyndrik, after meeting more than a decade ago when they were starred alongside each other in West End show Thriller Live.

A representative for Scarlette confirmed to MailOnline that the duo have parted ways back in October, before her stint on I’m A Celeb.

'Huge weight': Speaking to The Sun's Fabulous magazine, Scarlette said that she ended the two year relationship in April last year - and a 'huge weight just lifted'

‘Huge weight’: Speaking to The Sun’s Fabulous magazine, Scarlette said that she ended the two year relationship in April last year – and a ‘huge weight just lifted’

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘They split quietly earlier this year – it was difficult with her schedule and his career.’

Sharing that the Down Under adventure is helping with the breakup, the source continued: ‘She was upset when it first happened, but she is doing okay now and is looking forward to her I’m A Celeb journey.’

Scarlette, who is 35, continued to talk about future relationships and the idea of children in future.

The former A Place In The Sun host said she is ‘single and ready to mingle’ – and that she plans on being a mother with or without a partner, adding that she would get her eggs frozen if needs be.

TV star: The former A Place In The Sun host said she is 'single and ready to mingle' - and that she plans on being a mother with or without a partner, adding that she would get her eggs frozen if needs be

TV star: The former A Place In The Sun host said she is ‘single and ready to mingle’ – and that she plans on being a mother with or without a partner, adding that she would get her eggs frozen if needs be

It comes after Scarlette was announced to be stepping in for Richard Arnold on Good Morning Britain as the programme’s showbusiness correspondent.

Following a flurry of success since the ITV show ended, Scarlette, 35, announced she’s set to step into the legendary host’s shoes over the festive period.

The TV presenter shared the announcement on her Instagram story, saying: ‘I probably shouldn’t have told you just yet in case they decide they don’t want me anymore.

‘But yes, I am going to be covering for the legend that is Richard Arnold on GMB, the Entertainment section, Good Morning Britain. I’m actually going to be covering over the festive period. Mind Blown!’

New ventures: It comes after Scarlette was revealed to be stepping in for Richard Arnold on Good Morning Britain as the programme's showbusiness correspondent

New ventures: It comes after Scarlette was revealed to be stepping in for Richard Arnold on Good Morning Britain as the programme’s showbusiness correspondent

She added: ‘This past week, in fact, since I’ve got back from the jungle things have been mental.

‘So I have my own segment on Lorraine now, I’m covering over Christmas for Richard Arnold on GMB, I’m going to have my own radio show on Heart for Christmas Eve. I’m going to be on Soccer AM! Oh my goodness there is so much happening!’

Scarlette, who finished 10th on the ITV show, has plenty of experience in the industry and presented A Place In The Sun since 2015 as well as home makeover show Love It Or List It as well as being a guest presenter on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine. 

Christmas break: Following a flurry of success since the ITV show ended, Scarlette, 35, announced she's set to step into the legendary host's shoes over the festive period

Christmas break: Following a flurry of success since the ITV show ended, Scarlette, 35, announced she’s set to step into the legendary host’s shoes over the festive period

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