Scarlett Moffatt says she feels ‘confident’ in her skin for the first time and hits out at trolls


Scarlett Moffatt has admitted she finally feels happy in her own skin after years of battling with self-esteem issues as she hit out at opinionated trolls.

The former Gogglebox star, 32, said she has never been happier and revealed it is the first time in her life she can ‘genuinely’ say she feels ‘confident’.

She said she has learned to be ‘kinder’ to herself before going on to slam people to find ‘issues’ with other people’s bodies, insisting ‘it’s a them problem’.

Confident: Scarlett Moffatt has admitted she finally feels happy in her own skin after years of battling with self-esteem issues and hit out at opinionated trolls

Scarlett admitted it is easy to ‘target’ yourself over your appearance, saying people convince themselves they’d be happier if they looked different.

She told The Sun: ‘When you work on what’s inside and find happiness with life in general, you realise it’s not a “you” problem, if other people find your body such an issue, it’s a “them” problem.

‘I feel like I’m finally in a place where I’m very chill, everything has clicked together.

‘I’ve learned to be kinder to myself and I think it’s the first time I can genuinely say I feel really confident.’

Body positive: The former Gogglebox star, 32, said she has never been happier and revealed it is the first time in her life she can 'genuinely' say she feels 'confident'

Body positive: The former Gogglebox star, 32, said she has never been happier and revealed it is the first time in her life she can ‘genuinely’ say she feels ‘confident’

Scarlett frequently speaks about body positivity and often shares empowering snaps on her social media promoting acceptance and confidence.

Speaking about how women feel pressure to conform to beauty standards, Scarlett said that bodies aren’t ‘trends’ as she urged people to love themselves.

Scarlett went on to admit she had given up on men before her now-boyfriend Scott Dobinson, who she first met when she was 17 years old, came back into her life four years ago.

The I’m A Celebrity winner said she felt ‘defeated’ after a string of failed romances and said she thought she wouldn’t find someone who wanted her, rather than wanting to be on Gogglebox.

Trolling: She said she has learned to be 'kinder' to herself before going on to slam people to find 'issues' with other people's bodies, saying 'it's a them problem'

Trolling: She said she has learned to be ‘kinder’ to herself before going on to slam people to find ‘issues’ with other people’s bodies, saying ‘it’s a them problem’

However, she said her mother Betty persuaded her to go on a date with police officer Scott and four years later, Scarlett said she is waiting for him to pop the question.

Her latest comments come after Scarlett shared another body positive message over Christmas, urging people not to worry about their weight.

The TV star, who has been both a size eight and 18, said ‘life is too short’ to worry about fitting into a dress.

She told The Mirror: ‘My friends all wanted to lose a few pounds to get into their little party dresses, and I just think life is too short.’ 

Empowering: Scarlett has previously spoken about body positivity and often shares empowering snaps on her social media promoting acceptance and confidence

Empowering: Scarlett has previously spoken about body positivity and often shares empowering snaps on her social media promoting acceptance and confidence

‘And Christmas is about enjoyment not denying yourself,’ she continued.

‘When you ask me what I am looking forward to at Christmas, I wouldn’t like to think anyone would answer that, saying It’s to look really skinny in that dress.’

Scarlett previously said she is very happy being a size 18 and encourages everyone to celebrate their bodies without having to rely on ‘fatties unite’.

She is trying to get everyone to be more body positive and has given her take on feeling confident.

Happy: Speaking about how women feel pressure to conform to beauty standards, Scarlett said that bodies aren't 'trends' as she urged people to love themselves

Happy: Speaking about how women feel pressure to conform to beauty standards, Scarlett said that bodies aren’t ‘trends’ as she urged people to love themselves

Having lost three stone herself once, Scarlett said she knows how it feels to be both sizes, but says body confidence is all about celebrating our bodies.

She believes as long as people are healthy, nice to others, and true to themselves, then everyone should celebrate themselves.

She told The Sun this week: ‘The thing with being body positive and having body confidence is just celebrating everybody’s body.’

Smitten: Scarlett went on to admit she had given up on men before her now-boyfriend Scott Dobinson, who she first met when she was 17 years old, came back into her life four years ago

Smitten: Scarlett went on to admit she had given up on men before her now-boyfriend Scott Dobinson, who she first met when she was 17 years old, came back into her life four years ago

Scarlett often pens body positive captions on Instagram, sharing a snap of herself in a black jumpsuit alongside a message urging people to ‘normalise boob gaps’.

In the post, shared in August 2021, she penned: ‘I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Let’s normalise boob gaps!! 

‘Some of comments I’ve received are horrific, but I don’t care because after years of struggling with self image I’m finally at a place where I want to shout from the roof tops… you are perfect just as you are!

‘Let’s normalise the fact that everybody’s body is a beach body.’

Loved-up: She said her mother Betty persuaded her to go on a date with police officer Scott and four years later, Scarlett said she is waiting for him to pop the question

Loved-up: She said her mother Betty persuaded her to go on a date with police officer Scott and four years later, Scarlett said she is waiting for him to pop the question

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