Scarlett Moffatt 'gutted' by parents' Gogglebox axe

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 February 2017
Scarlett Moffatt

Scarlett Moffatt

Scarlett Moffatt is devastated that her parents won't be on the next series of 'Gogglebox' and she is shocked as she thought they would be able to continue with the show - even though she's not there

Scarlett Moffat is "gutted" that her parents have been axed from 'Googlebox'.

The 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' winner has taken to Twitter to share her dismay at the fact her mother Betty and father Mark have been dropped from the Channel 4 reality show because she's decided to pursue other ventures.

In response to a fan on Twitter with the handle @DaniRx , the brunette beauty wrote: "we are gutted to, thought my Mam and dad (and little Ava) would still be able to do it but we will still be watching #gogglebox (sic)"

Scarlett decided to take time out from the show to focus on her TV presenting career following her successful stint in the Australian jungle late last year.

A source previously said: "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' and 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."

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