Scarlett Moffatt is quickly becoming one of our fave I’m A Celeb campmates, thanks to her hilarious sense of humour and caring personality she’s hotly tipped to be the new Queen of the jungle.
But it seems like the TV star’s rising popularity has had a massive effect on her personal life and may have even been the reason her previous relationship with 30-year-old Ian Billett, broke down.
Security guard Ian met the witty Geordie star at a WHSmith book signing in Newcastle two years ago when she was promoting Gogglebox.
After texting for a while, the pair reportedly really hit it off and set up a date, but after just a couple of months seeing each other they decided to call it a day.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror Ian has now put the split down to Scarlett’s rocketing career, as he revealed their lives just became worlds apart.
The personal trainer said: “I’ve got a couple of jobs, a mortgage and my life is very settled. I thought we were at different place in our lives and it was best for her that we split up.
“It sounds like I’m a softie but her career was really starting to take off and she was being invited all over the place, the door was just opening for her.”
And it seems like Scarlett’s relationship isn’t the only thing that was affected by the TV star’s rise to fame as despite her confident exterior, Ian also admitted his ex finds it hard to cope with the scrutiny that comes with fame.
He said: “Sometimes the things people said would upset her, she really analyses what people say, sometimes a bit too much.
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“I remember one lady saying, ‘You must have lots of friends now you’re on TV’. She didn’t mean anything by it but Scarlett struggled with the idea people might think she was only popular because of her celebrity.”
Ian was also quick to dispel any rumours of ‘fakeness’ as he admitted what you see on the TV is definitely the real Scarlett, saying: “What you see is what you get, there is no pretence and she’s always 100% honest.”
We knew it all along.
Since the split from Ian, Scarlett has found love with hairdresser Luke Crodden who she met in April and the pair have been looking super loved-up.
Despite confessing she thinks Luke is ‘the one’, Scarlett recently told her campmates she still gets paranoid, admitting: ‘I know this sounds stupid but I always wonder why people like me.
“Even when I got with Luke I was constantly overthinking everything… like ‘Why are you with me when you could be with this person or this person?”
Aww. You definitely have nothing to worry about Scarlett!
By Naomi Bartram