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Scarlett Moffatt's parents 'gutted' to be leaving Gogglebox

Scarlett's family have become victim of her burgeoning TV career, now losing their spot on the Gogglebox couch.

Scarlett Moffatt's parents will miss being a part of the next series of TV show Gogglebox.

Broadcaster Channel 4 confirmed to Digital Spy over the weekend (18-19Feb) the I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! winner's family, parents Betty and Mark alongside Scarlett and occasionally little sister Ava, will not be returning in new episodes from this Friday.

Viewers expressed their upset on social media, and Scarlett herself took to Twitter to express her disappointment that her family has lost their spot on the Gogglebox couch.

The reality show favourite has built a busy TV career for herself since winning the jungle endurance show, which means she has had less time for the show where she made her name. And she admitted on Monday evening she thought her family would be able to carry on with the show without her.

"We are going to miss doing #gogglebox so so much but can't wait to watch the new series (good luck my fellow goggleboxers you will smash it love the Moffatts)," she captioned a picture of her family from last month's National Television Awards (NTAs) on Instagram.

Scarlett later shared her family's true feelings to a fan who shared on Twitter how "gutted" they were about the family's exit.

"We are gutted to, thought my Mam and dad (and little Ava) would still be able to do it but we will still be watching #gogglebox" she tweeted.

Scarlett's family has become a casualty of the TV star's success. The Moffatts were absent during Gogglebox's last series while the 26-year-old enjoyed the delights of the I'm A Celebrity jungle.

Since then she has taken gigs hosting behind the scenes at the NTAs and has landed another top role presenting Channel 4's Streetmate revival. And the icing on the proverbial cake for Scarlett will be making her debut this weekend in her "dream job" alongside TV veterans Ant and Dec on their show Saturday Night Takeaway.

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