Scarlett Moffatt says she is proud to be a Christian

‘Now I say proudly, ‘I’m a Christian”: Scarlett Moffatt reveals she is ‘really confident’ with the part religion plays in her life after initially ‘not knowing’ how to handle it on social media

Scarlett Moffatt has told how she is ‘really confident’ with the part religion plays in her life.

The former Googlebox star, 31, revealed earlier this month she is now a Christian after undertaking ‘thought-provoking’ spiritual pilgrimage. 

And while Scarlett admitted she didn’t always know how to express her beliefs via social media, she now proudly says she is a Christian.  

‘Now I say proudly, ‘I’m a Christian”: Scarlett Moffatt revealed she is ‘really confident’ with the part religion plays in her life after initially ‘not knowing’ how to handle it on social media

Explaining to The Sun how she yearned to discuss her religion online, she said: ‘I wanted other people who are religious to know who I am and what I am about, because there is quite a stigma attached to it and it’s not really the cool thing to talk about.

‘Because of my age and because part of my job is being a social media influencer – and you have to balance what you put on social media – I would say, ‘Yeah, I believe in God,’ and play it down a little bit. I didn’t know how to handle it.’

Scarlett’s new-found confidence in her faith is thanks to her partaking in BBC religious reality show Pilgrimage, which sees her and other celebrities travel across the Scottish Highlands to learn about Saint Columbia – a key figure in British Christianity.

Faith: The former Googlebox star, 31, revealed earlier this month she is now a Christian after undertaking ‘thought-provoking’ spiritual pilgrimage

She said: ‘After taking part in Pilgrimage I am really confident with the part religion plays in my life. Now I say proudly, “I’m a Christian.”‘ 

When Scarlett was the tender age of six, her dad Mark, who is now 54, was diagnosed with skin cancer and it was the Geordie family’s faith which guided her through the difficult time. 

The former Queen Of The Jungle recalled her ‘mam, nanny and pappy praying all the time’, something which she now attempts to do every day.

She also heaped praise onto the BBC show as she has come away feeling less lonely, less anxious and with a clearer perspective.

Journey: Scarlett’s new-found confidence in her faith is thanks to her partaking in BBC religious reality show Pilgrimage (back from L-R: Shazia Mirza, Louisa Clien, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Scarlett, Will Bayley, front: left Nick Hewer and right Monty Panesar)

Channel 4 favourites: When Scarlett was the tender age of six, her dad Mark, who is now 54, (pictured right) was diagnosed with skin cancer and it was the Geordie family’s faith which guided her through the difficult time (also pictured left, Scarlett’s mother Betty)

Scarlett grappled with anxiety and panic attacks owing to years of bullying but her self-confidence has gone up a notch since settling down with her police officer boyfriend Scott Dobinson. 

She has also thrown herself into documentary making and will be at the helm of Channel 4’s Scarlett Investigates, which will centre on Tourette’s and tic disorders and air this summer.

Scarlett herself suffered from Bell’s palsy – which temporarily weaken or paralyse facial muscles – when she was 11 years old.

It left the presenter with a one-sided smile and an eye that wouldn’t close, something she believes was triggered by the anxiety of her dad’s cancer and smashing her front teeth in a cycling accident.

Scarlett, who candidly detailed how trolls have commented on her ace not being symmetrical, hopes the documentary will make Bell’s palsy sufferers feel ‘less alone.’ 

Struggle: Scarlett grappled with anxiety and panic attacks owing to years of bullying but her self-confidence has gone up a notch since settling down with her police officer boyfriend Scott Dobinson (pictured)

Earlier this month, Scarlett explained on Good Morning Britain that she never thought about religion much growing up but during her journey on Pilgrimage, she took the time to delve into what it all means. 

She said on the show: ‘I was travelling for 15 long days but it did feel like a year. My grandad was always really religious and I would do a prayer when I was in a sad place but I didn’t really know what my religion was and I wanted to find out what religion means to me. 

‘It was really thought provoking. I am normally on my phone or chatting with my friends but I have taken the time to think now. 

Unexpected: Earlier this month, Scarlett explained on Good Morning Britain that she never thought about religion much growing up but during her journey on Pilgrimage, she took the time to delve into what it all means

‘Now I would say that I am a Christian. I am now still getting used to it. We went to live with some monks and we chatted about our beliefs and I defending my religion and beliefs and then I thought that it must mean a lot to me.’ 

The seven celebrities doing the pilgrimage also include interior designer and presenter, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, England cricketing legend Monty Panesar and actor Louisa Clein best known for starring in Emmerdale. 

Former Countdown host and Apprentice advisor Nick Hewer, comedian Shazia Mirza and Paralympian Will Bayley complete the line up.    

Journey: She said: ‘Now I would say that I am a Christian. I am now still getting used to it’

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