Scarlett Moffatt reveals personal story behind her new Channel 4 documentary

By Annie Roberts

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has revealed she will be taking on a new "passion project" in 2022.

The 31-year-old took to her Instagram on Monday (January 10) to announce she has made a documentary for Channel 4 which investigates the rise of Tourette’s and tics in teenagers.

She has a personal connection with the documentary, as at the age of 12 she developed facial tics.

Scarlett spent two years of her life with tics that were a result of a condition called Bell’s Palsy.

Taking to her Instagram to speak to her two million followers, the former I'm A Celeb winner said: "I'm so excited because I can finally announce the passion project I have been working on which is a documentary for Channel 4.

"I've wanted to do a documentary for years now. I just absolutely love Louis Theroux and Stacey Dooley and I feel like I've got a new found respect for them.

"I've learnt so much, it's nothing like I've ever done before... I felt like James Bond lately because I was never allowed to say what I was working on, I felt like I was in the secret service but I can't wait for you to watch it!"

Scarlett will be travelling around the country in this one-off documentary where she will meet some of those who have recently been diagnosed with the condition.

She will also meet scientists, neurologists, a group of Tourette’s TikTok influencers and charity campaigners.

Talking about the new documentary Scarlett also said: "This show is something I personally feel incredibly passionate about as I suffered with facial tics when diagnosed with Bell's Palsy as a child and wish there was this kind of information and education available back then as it's something so many young people have to deal with.”

Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 4, Daniel Fromm added: “We are very grateful to Scarlett Moffatt and Firecracker for going on this deeply personal journey with us. We hope this film and her own insight will shed some much needed light on the rise and impact of Tourette’s on teenagers in the UK.”

The new 60-minute documentary will air on Channel 4 this year.


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