Scarlett Moffatt is ruled out of I’m A Celebrity bushtucker trial due to facial paralysis
Scarlett Moffatt will not be competing in a bushtucker trial on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! after being ruled out on medical grounds.
The latest bushtucker trial will see the celebrity campmates race against the clock in order to win meals for the rest of the group. However, it has been confirmed that Gogglebox‘s Scarlett Moffatt has been ruled out from competing on medical grounds.
The Geordie star explained how she has an ongoing issue with partial paralysis on one side of her face, saying: “I can’t close my left eye properly. I have to sleep with a little eye mask and my mouth still goes to the side when I talk, although people don’t really notice.
“If I’m tired, my left eye feels a little bit twitchy, but I don’t get pain or slur my words. I don’t feel sorry for myself, as there are so many worse afflictions people can get.”
Scarlett has been dealing with her medical condition since the age of 11 following a car accident on her push bike.
She told the MailOnline: “I was doing a performance for my mum and dad – I used to put on little shows for them – when all of a sudden, my mouth just drooped and I remember standing in front of the mirror and just screaming.
“My eye dropped, I couldn’t speak properly, I got all slurred, and my mum and dad thought I was putting it on. I was screaming so loud to try to get my mouth to go straight. I burst into tears and then they realised. It was awful.”
However, Scarlett has not let her medical condition stop her from throwing herself into the I’m A Celeb experience, and the star has already proved popular with audiences after her first five days in the jungle.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight (Friday) at 9pm on ITV.