Now they’ve told the Sun their daughter was herself the target of relentless bullying throughout her teenage years and “will be mortified” to learn that she’s been accused of the same thing.
They reveal the ‘Gogglebox’ star endured years of torment, with bullies targeting her “goofy teeth, monobrow and obsession with aliens”.
And they explain that, although she’s fast becoming one of our most popular reality TV stars, she started out life as “a bit of a geek”.
Scarlett was involved in a row this week when she and Danny Baker - who was eliminated last night - took the same side against ‘Homes Under The Hammer’ presenter Martin Roberts, and the latter was seen crying on camera.
Scarlett was left in tears as well, saying afterwards: “It’s been fun and now all of a sudden, cause of a stupid game that doesn’t matter, people start to argue.”
Betty Moffatt tells the Sun: “As someone who has been bullied herself when she was younger I think she would be absolutely mortified if she thought people were saying she was a bully. That really isn’t the sort of person she is.
“When she comes out I think she’ll be really upset by that and will feel really bad about it.”
During her time in the jungle, Scarlett has already shared with her campmates her love of space, and the fact that she has previously emailed Professor Stephen Hawking with her theories on time travel.
There was more tension in the camp last night, following Danny Baker’s elimination. ‘Emmerdale’ star Adam Thomas blew up at Martin, telling him, “It should have been you.”