Scarlett Moffatt is smashing it in the Jungle at present, and an early frontrunner to be crowned ‘I’m a celeb’ royalty.
However viewers have been left wondering why the Gogglebox star was omitted from the public vote for some bushtucker trials.
It has been reported by the Daily Star that the reason for this exemption is due to Scarlett suffering from Bell’s palsy after being hit by a car at age 11.
The condition which can still cause temporary paralysis in her face, and prevents he closing her left eye fully rules her out of tasks involving big heights.
She has previously said of the condition:
I was doing a performance for my mum and dad – I used to put on little shows for them – when all of a sudden, my mouth just drooped and I remember standing in front of the mirror and just screaming.
My eye dropped, I couldn’t speak properly, I got all slurred, and my mum and dad thought I was putting it on.
I have to sleep with a little eye mask and my mouth still goes to the side when I talk, although people don’t really notice.
Despite this she has been smashing it in the tasks she was eligible for, and even if she failed to earn meals for camp Scarlett is so entertaining I’m sure nobody would hold it against her.
Scarlett and Larry Lamb were both offered an alternative to jumping from a helicopter, or standing precariously from the edge of a massive building, and there canoe trip was one of the highlights of the series so far.
The panic displayed by Scarlett after thinking Larry has disappeared was priceless!
Scarlett did add that she isn’t too phased by having Bell’s palsy ‘as there are so many worse afflictions people can get’.
Good on you Scar – I think we could be heading to a second year of a north east queen’s rule, all hail!
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.