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Scarlett Moffatt can't help fangirling over Ant and Dec

Christine Bleakley "tries to act cool" when she stars alongside Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning, but told Scarlett Moffat it doesn't really work.

Scarlett Moffatt still gets overwhelmed when she realises she's working with her television heroes, Ant and Dec.

The 26-year-old has gone from watching the television on Gogglebox to being on the small screen herself, after being crowned the winner of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! last year (16).

She was recently signed up to star alongside Geordie duo Ant and Dec on their show Saturday Night Takeaway, and admits she struggles to comprehend just how far she's come.

Calling the role "the best job ever", Scarlett said during an interview on Lorraine on Wednesday (08Mar17): "I still fangirl over Ant and Dec – I will walk in and say ‘it’s the real Ant and Dec’. And they say, calm down Scarlett."

Scarlett's admission led to Christine Bleakley, who is filling in for Lorraine Kelly while she’s away, revealing she has similar feelings when working on This Morning.

"I still do it with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby," Christine laughed. "I try to act cool but it’s not really working."

Scarlett won legions of fans through her hilarious one-liners on Gogglebox, and kept the humour going even through the hardest parts of being in the jungle.

Now she is using her personality to her advantage as she takes part in various skits with Ant, Dec and Stephen Mulhern, telling Christine of the job: "It’s just so fun. It’s different to anything I have done before. It's so fun with the boys, Stephen and little Ant and Dec.

"We are like a little family. I don't see it as a job - I can't believe I get these opportunities. I am grasping them with both hands. It's just amazing. Never in a million years did I think I would be working with Ant and Dec."

Among her other jobs is fronting the revamped version of Davina McCall's former show Streetmate, on which she will attempt to play cupid by pairing up couples on the street.

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