Scarlett Moffatt thinks viewers might “hate” her on Strictly Come Dancing

I'm A Celeb winner reckons she'd be slammed for her existing dance credentials

Scarlett Moffatt is reluctant to take part in Strictly Come Dancing – because she doesn’t want the public to turn on her for having dance experience.


Former Gogglebox star Scarlett has repeatedly been tipped as a potential contestant for the BBC One favourite.

However, recent series have seen some viewers criticise bosses for hiring stars who already have a ballroom background.

And Scarlett, a child dance champion and qualified teacher, doesn’t want to be their latest target.

Speaking on Heart FM this week, she said: “I feel like I’ve got a bit of an advantage.

“People don’t like it when people can already dance on that show. That’s the thing about TV, they want to see a journey.”

During a later appearance on Lorraine, she elaborated that she “would love” to take part.

“I feel like, because I can already dance, would people hate me for that?” she pondered again.

“I mean, I haven’t danced for eight years. Sign me up! I might just pretend I’m really bad!”

Scarlett added that, should she ever sign up for Strictly, her dream professional partner would be Anton Du Beke.

“I love Anton, I feel like we would have a giggle,” she laughed.

Scarlett is already a reality show favourite, having won ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016.

She now co-presents its ITV2 spin-off show, Extra Camp – a role she’d have to leave or take a break from for Strictly, as the two shows film at the same time of year.


Rylan Clark-Neal, Tamara Ecclestone and Chris Evans are among the names already rumoured for Strictly’s next series.

It may not feature any YouTubers, however, as the professionals have apparently urged bosses to ban social media stars.