Scarlett Moffatt reveals she’s ‘really confident’ about the role religion plays in her life

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Scarlett Moffatt has shared how “really confident” she is about the role religion plays in her life.

The former Googlebox star, 31, revealed earlier this month that she is now a Christian after embarking on a “thought-provoking” spiritual pilgrimage.

And while Scarlett has admitted that she hasn’t always been able to express her beliefs via social media, she now proudly says she is a Christian.

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

Explain to The sun how she longed to discuss her religion online, she said: “I wanted other religious people to know who I am and what I’m talking about because there’s a certain stigma attached to it and that’s not not really the cool thing to talk about.

“Because of my age and because part of my job is influencing social media – and you have to balance what you put on social media – I’d say, ‘Yeah, I believe in God’ and downplay it. kinda. I didn’t know how to handle that.

Scarlett’s newfound confidence in her faith is due to her participation in the BBC’s 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 that she is now a Christian after undertaking a spiritual pilgrimage

Faith: The former Googlebox star, 31, revealed earlier this month that she is now a Christian after embarking on a ‘sobering’ spiritual pilgrimage

She said: “After participating in the pilgrimage, I am really confident about the role that religion plays in my life. Now I proudly say, ‘I am a Christian.’

When Scarlett was six years old, her father Mark, who is now 54, was diagnosed with skin cancer and it was the faith of the Geordie family that guided her through this difficult time.

The former Queen of the Jungle remembered her “mom, nanny and grandpa praying all the time”, which she now tries to do every day.

She also praised the BBC show as she came away feeling less alone, less anxious and with a clearer perspective.

Journey: Scarlett's newfound confidence in her faith is due to her participation in the BBC religious reality show Pilgrimage (returning from LR: Shazia Mirza, Louisa Clien, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Scarlett, Will Bayley, front: left Nick Hewer and right Monty Panesar)

Journey: Scarlett’s newfound confidence in her faith is due to her participation in the BBC religious reality show Pilgrimage (returning from LR: Shazia Mirza, Louisa Clien, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Scarlett, Will Bayley, front: left Nick Hewer and right Monty Panesar)

Channel 4 favourites: When Scarlett was six, her father Mark, who is now 54, (pictured right) was diagnosed with skin cancer and it was the Geordie family's faith that guided her through the difficult time (also pictured on the left is Betty, Scarlett's mother)

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

Scarlett has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks due to years of bullying, but her confidence has gone up a notch since settling down with cop boyfriend Scott Dobinson.

She has also dabbled in documentary filmmaking and will head up Channel 4’s Scarlett Investigates, which will focus on Tourette’s disorder and tics and will air this summer.

Scarlett herself suffered from Bell’s palsy – which temporarily weakens or paralyzes facial muscles – when she was 11.

It left the presenter with a one-sided smile and one eye that wouldn’t close, which she says was triggered by anxiety over her father’s cancer and breaking her front teeth in a biking accident.

Scarlett, who candidly opened up about how trolls commented on her ace not being symmetrical, hopes the documentary will make Bell’s cripples feel “less alone.”

Struggle: Scarlett struggles with anxiety and panic attacks due to years of bullying, but her self-confidence has gone up a notch since settling down with cop boyfriend Scott Dobinson ( photo)

Struggle: Scarlett struggles with anxiety and panic attacks due to years of bullying, but her self-confidence has gone up a notch since settling down with cop boyfriend Scott Dobinson ( photo)

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

She said on the show: “I traveled for 15 long days, but it felt like a year.” My grandfather was always very religious and I used to say a prayer when I was in a sad place but I didn’t really know what my religion was and wanted to find out what religion meant to me.

“It was really empowering. I’m normally on the phone or chatting with my friends but I’ve taken the time to reflect now.

Unexpected: Earlier this month, Scarlett explained on Good Morning Britain that she never thought much about religion growing up, but during her journey on pilgrimage she took time to immerse herself in it what it all means.

Unexpected: Earlier this month, Scarlett explained on Good Morning Britain that she never thought much about religion growing up, but during her journey on pilgrimage she took time to immerse herself in it what it all means.

“Now I would say that I am a Christian. I’m still getting used to it. We went to live with monks and we discussed our beliefs and I was defending my religion and my beliefs and then I thought that must mean a lot to me.

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

Former Countdown host and apprentice counselor Nick Hewer, comedian Shazia Mirza and Paralympian Will Bayley round out the lineup.

Journey: She said, “Now I would say I'm a Christian.  I'm still getting used to it now'

Journey: She said, “Now I would say I’m a Christian. I’m still getting used to it now’

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