I'm A Celebrity 2016: Scarlett Moffatt speaks out about THOSE lift selfies


Scarlett Moffatt has hit back at accusations of her 'faking' claustrophobia on I'm A Celebrity 2016.

Sunday night saw the I'm A Celebrity final and it was Scarlett who won the show.

However some have accused her of 'fooling the public' with a phobia of small spaces.

During the show, Scarlett spoke about how she was so scared she didn't even enter lifts.

Scarlett told hosts Ant and Dec during one trial: "I feel if I can do this I might finally be able to go in lifts because I was on the 34th floor out here and I walked the stairs because I can’t stand small spaces.”

However Scarlett's countless Instagram 'lift selfies' caused some to wonder if she was just playing up to the cameras.

Instagram users poked fun at Scarlett, with one commenting: "Not scared of the lift on that day?"

"Must be a "phobia" she can turn on and off when she wants" another wrote.

Hitting back this week in an interview with The Sun newspaper, Scarlett said: "It’s not a lift phobia, it’s claustrophobia.

“Claustrophobia is being scared of confined spaces. I haven’t got a fear of lifts, I’ve got a fear of not being able to see an escape."

However, she then added: “It’s not just lifts, it’s the same if there’s too many bubbles in the bath.

“I can’t put my head under the water as if I opened my eyes I couldn’t see a way out.

“Or I can’t go in a small room without a window, or even a big one."

Scarlett added: “It’s more I like to be able to see how I can escape. I don’t know why my brain works like that.”

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here's Coming Out show airs at 8PM tonight on ITV.

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