Scarlett Moffatt says negativity was "consuming" her before she called the Samaritans

Scarlett Moffatt Credit: PA

County Durham's Scarlett Moffatt has spoken about her experiences of trolling and how she called the Samaritans to ask for help.

The reality television personality, who won I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016, said social media trolling over her weight led her to think "I can't do this anymore".

won I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016

The 30-year-old, who is now an ambassador for Samaritans, appeared on BBC Breakfast during Mental Health Awareness Week to recall how she sought help from the mental health charity.

Recalling her rise to fame in 2016, she said: "When I came out of the jungle I was on top of the world. I finally felt accepted.

"I would get a lot of trolling about the way that I looked, specifically about my weight, about being very slim. Then I got bigger and people didn't like that.

"People saying 'You should just go and kill yourself, I shouldn't have to look at you on my TV' and I just thought 'I can't do this anymore'."

Scarlett said she reached a very low point and called the Samaritans' hotline using a fake name, which prompted her to seek help from her GP.

Scarlett said her mental health has improved since then and she now feels as "carefree" as before she found fame.

Speaking about what it was like to hear the voice of a Samaritan volunteer over the phone, she said: "This is going to sound really dramatic but you do feel it is just like hope. That is what it sounded like, hope. Just hearing someone saying 'Hello, Samaritans, what's wrong?'

"I just love life. I feel like I am the old Scarlett again, the 18-year-old Scarlett that was carefree. I feel like I am that girl again."