Scarlett Moffatt is reportedly devastated over rumours that she and Ant McPartlin have been having an affair.
Fans predicted the ‘beautiful couple’ would hook up after they were spotted celebrating together at the National Television Awards.
Ant, who announced his split from wife of 11 years Lisa Armstrong at the turn of the new year, shunned the hearsay, and sources now say the former Gogglebox star is scared it will tarnish her burgeoning career.
An insider told Closer:
She and Ant really clicked when they met but it’s purely platonic and she knows it must be difficult for Lisa to see the reports linking the two of them.
Scarlett hates being linked to her male friends. She’s furious at the implication that she’s cheating with Ant and fears all the gossip about her and rumoured men will ruin her reputation.
Although tight-lipped on the subject, make-up artist Lisa alluded to her feelings via social media the other day, the Mirror reports.
After sharing a supportive message from a fan who told her to ‘chin up girl’, she wrote:
Life is going to get hard sometimes. So get the f*** up and get your shit together. You’re either an ocean or a puddle. Don’t be a puddle. People walk through puddles like they’re nothing. Oceans f****** destroy cities.
Scarlett recently praised Ant and Dec for curing her nerves leading up to her job as presenter on I’m A Celeb’s Extra Camp, confessing she’d been fretting about how audiences would take her.
She told the Star:
They just said ‘be you’, which coming from them, when they are my absolute heroes, gives me the confidence to just be me.
They [Ant and Dec] are my absolute heroes, it gives me the confidence to just be me.
If they have faith in me, I must be doing something half decent.
Speaking in an interview last year about how she adjusted to her newfound fame on Gogglebox back in 2014, she said:
I got to the front door and convinced myself something was going to go wrong. I had heart palpitations and I could feel the blood rushing round my body.
It felt almost like I was having an out of body experience. Everything seemed to go silent. Sometimes I would pass out. I would know if that was happening because I would get tingly fingers, so I would lie down on the floor.
It became a daily struggle. I would get to my front door, cry, then go back and try to pump myself up again. Sometimes I got out the door after nine or 10 goes. Sometimes I stayed inside all day.
What a long way she’s come.