Scarlett Moffatt tells how fan mistook her for a 'thinner, prettier' lookalike of herself

Albertina LloydEntertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
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Scarlett Moffatt is often mistaken for a celebrity lookalike. (AP)
Scarlett Moffatt is often mistaken for a celebrity lookalike. (AP)

Scarlett Moffatt has revealed she was once told by a fan she looked like a “thinner, prettier” version of herself.

The Gogglebox star recalled the encounter during a conversation with her boyfriend Scott Dobinson on Scarlett Moffatt Wants To Believe, her BBC Sounds conspiracy theory podcast, revealing she is often mistaken for a lookalike in public.

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Moffatt, 29, wrote on Instagram: “True story... of when somebody said I was a less fat prettier version of myself. Well I must just have a look of Scarlett Moffatt!”

In the podcast she revealed: “One time this person came up to me and said, ‘You look like a prettier version of Scarlett Moffatt.’

“So I played along and I was like: ‘Oh really, I don't know who that is.’ And they're like: ‘Yeah, you're just sort of... she's a bit fatter and uglier.’”

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Her police officer boyfriend Dobinson revealed it was not the only time she had been mistaken for a lookalike, as it had also happened when they were on holiday.

Moffatt said: “I don’t know if it’s a compliment or not...”

Scarlett Moffatt is an advocate for body positivity. (Getty Images for The National Lottery)
Scarlett Moffatt is an advocate for body positivity. (Getty Images for The National Lottery)

Dobinson added: “Well it is until she turns around and says the real one’s a bit fatter... Don’t they say the telly adds ten pounds or whatever?”

Moffatt added: “I don’t think it does. I think she was just being rude!”

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Discussing her body confidence on Instagram recently the former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner said: “I’ve learnt to not cringe at myself in the mirror when I think I look nice now, I’m giving myself compliments today.”

Moffatt – who has previously spoken about the hurt of receiving hate mail regarding her weight – recently confessed she deliberately put on weight as a rebellion against the public reaction to her fitness DVD.

The TV presenter slimmed from a size 18 to a size 8 in 2016 in conjunction with the release of her SuperSlim Me Plan video.

Moffatt told Frankie Bridge’s Open Mind podcast: “I sort of rebelled against the DVD because I just didn’t like how it happened and I just wasn’t for it any more.

“I purposefully started putting weight on. I was sort of like, ‘If I get big again it can’t get brought up. I can’t have this stigma attached to me about this DVD, and people will stop buying it because they’ll see I’m big again.’”

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