Scarlett Moffatt says she’s happier as a size 18 than an 8 in empowering message

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After yo-yoing between a size 8 and an 18, Scarlett Moffatt is finally content with her curves.

The former Gogglebox star, 31, is embracing a new found body confidence after previously coming under fire for losing 3 stone as she promoted her top-selling fitness DVD.

Scarlett’s SuperSlim Me Plan had been a huge hit with fans in 2016, but it later emerged that the TV star had achieved her slimmed-down physique by enduring six hours of exercise a day at a gruelling Swiss bootcamp and consuming 700 calories a day.

She later shared her deep ‘regret’ over the saga and declined to take the £100,000 fee she made.

After putting the scandal behind her, Scarlett then found herself the victim of cruel body-shaming trolls.

In her latest interview, Scarlett says she’s happy with how she looks and wants to promote a body positive message to stop other people battling years of torment.

Sharing her tips for body confidence, the I’m A Celeb winner told The Sun: “People need to look in the mirror and give themselves a compliment. So many times in the past I missed out on things because I was self-conscious. I didn’t go to pool parties in Las Vegas three years ago.

“I think back and go: ‘Why did I let that happen? Why did I let this bother me?’ I realised when I’m lying on my deathbed, I’m not gonna remember that time I got loads of likes and looked really good.”

She went on: “Genuinely, no matter what you look like, just celebrate you. As long as you are healthy, being yourself and you’re being nice to people, you do you. That’s the big thing that I want to get across.”

As she holidayed last August, Scarlett was reduced to tears after trying on a bikini for the first time in five years.

The presenter posted a picture of herself in a blue and white two-piece during a holiday in Antigua with her policeman boyfriend Scott Dobinson.

“This shouldn’t be a big deal but it is and I’m actually crying whilst writing this,” she posted online.

“It’s took me so many years to gain confidence with my body. I’ve let it down at times and missed out on holidays and nights out because I’ve not liked what I’ve seen in the mirror. But hey after 5 years of not daring to wear a bikini I’m actually doing it!”

She continued: “So I hope this gives you the confidence to buy that dress, that bikini, not miss out just because your body doesn’t fit into a certain category (because let me tell you all these things are made up nobody is too slim, too curvy, too athletic, too many stretch marks, too much cellulite ) LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE.”

Speaking about her journey on Frankie Bridge’s Open Mind Podcast, Scarlett said she wasn’t happy as a size 8.

She said: “I slowly realised it was quite detrimental to my mental health.

“I’ve also deleted all my before and after pictures…Not only were they bad for my peace of mind it wasn’t really good for other people because now I look like my before picture again.

“I sort of rebelled against the DVD because I just didn’t like how it happened and I just wasn’t for it anymore.”