Scarlett Moffatt's parents dropped from Gogglebox
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 February 2017
Scarlett Moffatt's parents have been dropped from 'Gogglebox' after she decided to take time out from the show
Scarlett Moffatt's parents have been dropped from 'Gogglebox'.
After the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' star decided to take time out from the show to focus on her TV presenting career, Channel 4 announced her parents Betty and Mark won't appear on the new series.
A spokesperson said: "The Moffatt family will not be appearing in this series"
And it has been claimed that Scarlett's fame is the reason for the family leaving the show.
A source told the Sunday People: "The whole premise of 'Gogglebox' is normal people commenting on the TV.
"Scarlett is now a celebrity in her own right so it made sense she wouldn't continue.
"She and her parents came as a package. It wouldn't work so well without all three of them."
Scarlett is keeping busy with a new role on 'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway', presenting duties on 'Streetmate' and a new show with Alan Carr.
An insider said: "Channel 4 bosses are keen to make Scarlett one of their stand-out stars, and these two massive gigs are very much a part of that plan.
"Streetmate is an already- established show, so they are showing real confidence in her by signing her up when she has no presenting experience.
"Meanwhile, Alan is seen by many as the face of Channel 4's entertainment so by positioning Scarlett alongside him, they are presenting her as one of their brightest stars.
"Both projects will be challenging, but the chiefs think Scarlett is more than capable of making them runaway successes."