Scarlett Moffatt shares the surprising top tip from Ant and Dec that she still uses

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    English reality television personality and presenter
Ant,  Dec and Scarlett Moffatt attending the National Television Awards 2017 at the O2, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 25, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
Scarlett Moffatt says she learned a lot from Ant and Dec. (Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)

Scarlett Moffatt has shared a surprising piece of advice Ant and Dec gave her about presenting that she says she still uses on every job.

The former Gogglebox star and I'm A Celebrity winner from the North East has often said that Geordie presenters Ant and Dec were her heroes.

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So when she met them as the winner of 2016's I'm A Celebrity which they host, she lapped up their tips on how to make it in the industry.

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Scarlett Moffatt met Ant and Dec when she won 2016's 'I'm A Celebrity'. (ITV)

Moffatt told Metro: "I was very fortunate to work with Ant and Dec…it was like going to the university of presenting.

"A good tip I learned, is making people feel comfortable. So when I’m interviewing or working with people who’ve never done TV before, like Love Bites, I always make a couple of mistakes, purposely, at the start of any show. 

"And that makes people realise, 'ah, this is her job and she’s made a mistake', and it doesn’t matter, you can do it again. It instantly puts people at ease. The atmosphere is so much better."

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2021/12/31: Scarlett Moffatt arrives at the Cabaret All Stars New Year's Eve Show in London. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The TV star works as an ambassador with Samaritans. (Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

TV and podcast presenter Moffatt also said that I'm A Celebrity had "changed everything" for her as she never expected to be famous, but said that one of her main reasons for doing the ITV show had been to meet Ant and Dec.

She added that she had been hoping to get "six months to a year of doing something I love" out of the contest, so said that she felt very lucky to still be working in 2022.

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Recently, Moffatt has become known as a mental health and body positivity ambassador after speaking out about having experienced anxiety attacks over leaving the house and suffering online trolling over her appearance.

The 31-year-old now works closely with charity Samaritans, who she says helped her when she was at her lowest point.

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