'I'm A Celebrity': Scarlett Moffatt Suffering From Bell's Palsy, Ruling Her Out Of Some Bushtucker Trials

'I sleep with an eye mask and my mouth still goes to the side when I talk.'

‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ contestant Scarlett Moffatt has been given an exemption from some of this year’s Bushtucker Trials, as she is suffering from facial paralysis.

According to The Sun, the ‘Gogglebox’ star has Bell’s Palsy, which causes her face to freeze temporarily down one side.

<strong>Scarlett Moffatt</strong>
Scarlett Moffatt

This explains why Scarlett was exempt from the public vote to take on the most recent trial, ‘Total Ascent’, which Joel Dommett subsequently undertook.

<strong>Scarlett took on the Big Bush Bake Off trial with Carol Vorderman</strong>
Scarlett took on the Big Bush Bake Off trial with Carol Vorderman

Scarlett may not be able to take on some of the more physical challenges in the jungle, but she impressed viewers when she took on the eating trial with Carol Vorderman earlier this week, winning nine stars for camp.

Scarlett is not the only high-profile sufferer of Bell’s Palsy, as Sam Bailey revealed she has been diagnosed with the condition in 2014.

Kerry Katona’s husband, George Kay, also revealed he was suffering with it last year, after being rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke.

‘I’m A Celebrity’ continues on Friday (18 November) at 9pm on ITV.

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