“Honestly if a professional couch potato can do it, anybody can!”
Scarlett Moffatt is definitely one of our favourite people on TV.
Seriously. We're not just saying it; she's flawless.
She became a household name in 2014 for her appearance on Gogglebox. Viewers took to her immediately for her hilarious quick wit, sassy put downs and the way she strongly voices her opinions on anything from #Brexit to The X Factor.
Last year, Scarlett decided to overhaul her lifestyle and set herself a weight loss goal. Here's everything you need to know about her game-changing weight loss, in which she went from a size 18 to an 8 – from what she ate on her weight loss diet to how she did it…
How did Scarlett Moffatt start her weight loss journey?
Scarlett decided to take things slow and steady when it came to her approach to losing weight. Given that she used to train as a ballroom dancer, Scarlett decided to reignite her regular exercise routine, which she had given up to go to university.
"It was really intense training but... I stopped when I was a student and discovered alcohol and kebabs, and I've never found any exercise to replace it."
Scarlett Moffatt back in her ballroom dancing days (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
The 25-year-old also admitted that she was just going to cut back on eating all the "wrong things" all the time.
Scarlett Moffatt's health scare
Scarlett kept her fans updated on her weight loss progress on her social media pages (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
Earlier this year, Scarlett opened up about a recent health scare that triggered the start of her weight loss journey.
After a trip to the doctors which left Scarlett shocked when she was told she was clinically obese and at risk of type 2 diabetes, she told Closer:
"I knew I was overweight but when I went to the doctor for a check-up, she said: 'You're not overweight, you're obese'."
She added that the shock gave her the "rocket up her bum" that she needed.
In footage from her fitness DVD, we can see Scarlett starting out on her fitness journey and weighing herself for the first time at her heaviest.
She says: "Last time I worked out I was 8st 7lbs but I think that dream has long gone.
"Right, I think it's going to be I'm going to say 9 and a half stone but I know it isn't but I'm saying that to be nice to myself."
After weighing herself and discovering that she weighed 11st 4lbs she couldn't believe it: "Oh my god. That cannot be right. I don't even want to say that I'm embarrassed."
She then broke down in tears: "I can't believe that I've got to that weight. But it's not going to get any more which is the good thing, it can only go down.
"That needs to change now, that's not healthy I'm only 25 and I'm 5ft.
"I've just got to work hard."
Scarlett's weight loss diet
Scarlett compared a photo of her in a swimsuit now to one a couple of years ago (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
There wasn't one! Yep, Scarlett simply changed her outlook towards food. She explained to New! magazine that the high intensity work outs meant she couldn't really cut down on calories:
"I've just started exercising quite a bit actually. I'd say I do HIT [High Intensity Training] about three times a week."
Yup, the classic combo of a healthy diet and a decent amount of exercise. - it really is that simple!
Scarlett Moffatt's battle with body shamers
Scarlett with her chihuahua, Bonnie (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt
Behind her perky personality, Scarlett revealed that she suffered as a result of online bullies. Although Gogglebox has helped catapult her extremely 'normal' life into the public eye, fame has definitely had its downsides, something that Scarlett has experienced first-hand.
Mostly targeting her weight (and her tan), Scarlett has admitted that the constant trolling on social media has definitely taken its toll.
She told the Belfast Telegraph: "People have said: 'You're that fat you should just go and die.'
"There are odd ones, mostly men, who criticise me about my weight and size and say I'm ugly. I'd be lying if I said it didn't hurt sometimes."
Scarlett also admitted that she gets more distressed by how the vile comments affect her parents, Mark and Betty, who also appear on the show - especially as she was also viciously bullied as a young child.
"My mum's cried about stuff she's read about me, so I end up putting on a brave face because I don't want her to be upset," she said.
Scarlett on Gogglebox with her mum and dad, Betty and Mark (Credit: E4)
Even after getting into shape, Scarlett was the target of online vitriol when she was body shamed yet again – this time for being 'too thin'. You just can't win with some people!
She also opened up to The Sun in December about the bullying she experienced as a child, which was so bad that the school let her leave ten minutes before anyone else. She said: "From aged 12 I just didn't like life. I didn't have the best time, really.
"But if I hadn't had those experiences at school, then I probably wouldn't be here. If I had just tried to fit in, I wouldn't be the weirdo that I am now."
Despite losing weight, Scarlett has always championed positive body image and is a firm believer in the saying 'if you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say it at all.'
She's famously hit back at The Sun columnists Katie Hopkins and Kelvin Mackenzie who have made endless cruel jokes about her weight.
Scarlett Moffatt diet DVD
Scarlett sharing a before and after shot of her weight loss (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
She's only gone and released her very own work-out DVD, helping so many others achieve what she has – what a woman!
Scarlett Moffatt's boyfriend Luke Crodden
Scarlett credited her personal trainer ex-boyfriend Luke Crodden with helping her shed the weight (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
Personal trainer/sales advisor Luke Crodden, Scarlett's now ex-boyfriend, was on hand during her overhaul to guide her through her weight loss.
Admitting that sticking to it could be pretty tricky at times, Scarlett revealed that Luke was always there to help her get back on track.
At the time, she told Closer: "Luke is so encouraging. He says whatever I choose to do, he'll do it with me and it will be great to have his support."
Sadly, Scarlett and Luke broke up at the beginning of February. Neither has officially confirmed it, but it is said to be due to Scarlett's demanding schedule and so that she can focus on her career.
Scarlett Moffatt, I'm A Celebrity Jungle Queen
Scarlett won the 2016 series of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (Credit: ITV)
Scarlett appeared on last year's edition of ITV favourite I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! presented by two people she has called an "inspiration" – fellow Geordies Ant & Dec.
She made it to the final against Emmerdale's Adam Thomas and comedian Joel Dommett – but it was Scarlett who took the jungle crown.
Scarlett emotionally revealed when she won that she's did it for the girls, especially her beloved little sister: "As a kid, this will come as a surprise to you, I've always been a bit weird and I wasn't accepted in a lot of social groups so I feel that if I won I would be showing my little sister that it doesn’t matter you can just be you."
Scarlett was a massive hit with the viewers (Credit: ITV)
After "crying like a baby" when she found out she had lost three stone over the past year – Scarlett was then ready for anything.
From a lucrative fitness DVD deal to a stint in the jungle, insiders said at the time that Scarlett couldn't wait to get into a bikini on the show.
A source told Closer: "Scarlett loves showing off her figure now – she's bought a whole new wardrobe and now she can't wait to strip off in the jungle.
"She's told friends how she would have been self-conscious before losing the weight but now she feels back to her old self.
"She definitely wants to be known as one of the sexiest contestants on I'm A Celeb – she's joked about giving the other girls a run for their money."
Scarlett Moffatt presented the 2017 National Television Awards (NTAs)
*Scarlett presented backstage at the NTAs
Scarlett had only just landed in the UK after her stint in the Australian I'm A Celeb! jungle when she was offered TV roles left, right and centre.
Her first role was only presenting the biggest soap event of the year – the National Television Awards. Hosting from backstage whilst Dermot O'Leary fronted the show once again, Scarlett was once again a massive hit with the viewers.
As if anyone thought she wouldn't be?!
Once again, Scarlett was the victim of online abuse for her NTAs outfit, but she hit back at the haters with a tweet that said: " I loved my outfit last night & if the papers want to say it was a failure because "I didn't show my figure off" one word SEXIST #girlpower."
She's also got three more massive deals on the way: she's the new face of Streetmate, the dating show hosted by Davina McCall in the 90s, she's set to have a main role on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway alongside her heroes – AND she's hinted at a show with her pal Alan Carr, the details of which are as yet unknown.
Scarlett Moffatt before and after weight loss
Scarlett lost a whopping three stone throughout her transformation (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
We made a lovely little gallery documenting Scarlett's transformation.
We think she's always looked incredible, but her smile seems to be a lot bigger these days. Plus, her confidence is through the roof, which means hard work really does pay off!
Scarlett Moffatt snapchat
That girl rocks the dog filter like no other (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
The lovely lady shares incredible insights into her everyday life (and intensive workouts) over on her snapchat account!
Get following over on @Scarlettmoff!
Scarlett Moffatt 2017
Scarlett has gone from a size 18 to a size 8 (Credit: Instagram/ Scarlett Moffatt)
Scarlett uploaded this photo with the caption: "Scarlett's super slim me DVD done 💪 still can't believe I have went from a size 18 to a size 8! Honestly lovelies feeling healthier, fitter & more confident is the best feeling!! Let's motivate each other, we can do this!! (DVD link is in my bio) #motivation #fitness #weightloss."
We love how she is so keen to lift everyone else up with her, rather than trying to distance herself from her fans. Her encouragement has already inspired many people to lose weight, as reviews of the DVD are absolutely glowing of the 26-year-old.
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