Scarlett Moffat’s concerned boyfriend has ‘begged’ her to leave her face alone over fears she’ll end up looking like cosmetic-surgery lover Katie Price, according to reports.
The Saturday Night Takeaway star has been dating hunky fitness model Lee Wilkinson since February, after the old friends reconnected over Christmas.
Since finding fame, Scarlett has admitted to treating herself to veneers and having lip fillers which she called ‘addictive.’
But according to a friend of the former Gogglebox funny lady, Scarlett is not happy with the way she looks and Lee is worried about what steps she might take.
“She’s her own biggest critic and has confided in friends that she’s not happy with her weight, her lips or her overall look,” said the pal.
But supportive boyfriend Lee is allegedly insisting Scarlett keeps away from surgery while they are together as he thinks she’s ‘perfect’ just as she is.
“Lee is totally against Scarlett changing,” revealed the insider.
“He’s begged her, ‘Don’t do a Jordan (Katie Price) and start destroying your face, you’re perfect the way you are.”
Speaking at a body confidence seminar over the weekend, Scarlett admitted being in the public eye provoked insecurities that she had to ‘look a certain way.’
“I wanted to try and get out of the stereotypical Geordie girl. I stopped wearing fake tan and wore wag dresses. But I was really miserable. I like being orange and having eyelashes that go up to my forehead,” she joked.
In June 2016, Scarlett told Now magazine: “I’ve had lip fillers about three times now – it’s addictive!”
But she promised not to ‘go mental with it.’
“When I used to smile, my top lip would disappear and it’d look like I didn’t have one,” she admitted.
“I’ve had caps on and crowns and all sorts, but I have never wanted to smile so much in my life,” said a beaming Scarlett after her dental treatment.
And that’s not the only change Scarlett’s made since being in the limelight.
The TV personality famously shed three stone and released a best-selling fitness DVD in 2016.
But last week she was accused of lying about her methods to achieve her slimmer figure.
An expose by t he Sun newspaper paper claimed Scarlett had lied about the way she lost an incredible 5 dress sizes two years ago.
The 27-year-old TV star credited the tips she shared on her fitness DVD, Scarlett’s SuperSlim Me Plan, with her dramatic transformation.
Scarlett claimed to have plunged from a size 18 to a size 8 by restricting herself to a 1,200 calorie-per-day diet and rigorous exercise.
However, The Sun on Sunday is now claiming she attended a brutal fitness camp in Switzerland where she would work out for six hours per day and ate just 700 calories per day to achieve her slimline eight stone figure.
It is also claimed she could be made to pay back £100,000 from her DVD deal due to a clause that stipulated she needed to maintain her slimmer figure for a full year upon the release of the DVD.
“The DVD is a sham really. There is no mention of the boot camp where she was climbing mountains and exercising for six hours a day,” a source told The Sun on Sunday.
“Scarlett is one of the most popular young women on TV — a real girl-next-door figure. The DVD gave fans an unrealistic portrayal of how she lost weight,” the source continued.
“She was really struggling and finding it hard to cope. She was on a starvation diet, exercising way too hard and not eating enough. She was being pushed to breaking point,” the source added.
The Sun on Sunday also claims to have seen text messages sent by Scarlett to a friend where she allegedly complains about feeling “pressure” to lose weight, that she felt she was exercising “too hard” and struggling to cope with a restricted diet of “600/700 calories”.
ScarMo, famous for watching television and casting her insights and opinions on popular Channel 4 show Gogglebox, capitalised on her “couch potato” persona to attract fans to her DVD.
“If I can do it — a professional couch potato — then you can too. With the help of . . . this cunning plan,” she boasted at the time.
Fans of the reality star have been left reeling by the expose and have turned against the star.
“This is why I can’t stand so called celebrities like Scarlett Moffatt she lied to so many young and impressionable people, then moans when the papers print the real her!” one angry fan raged on Twitter.
Others have criticised Scarlett for allegedly filtering her social media images – with photos posted by her online appearing ‘different’ to how she looks on television show Saturday Night Takeaway.
“Yes another fake as f**k photo! You looked nothing like that on last nights show! Be proud of who you are & stop filtering your photos!” one despairing fan tweeted after Scarlett shared a selfie of her weekend TV show look.
A spokesperson for Scarlett confirmed to The Sun that she had attended a boot camp, stating: “She did go to a boot camp and it was a horrid experience.
“She had to weigh herself every day and was put on a very low-calorie diet — but she categorically did not take any [diet] pills.’