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

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
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.

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)

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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