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Scarlett Moffatt's mother Betty "took tens of thousands of pounds off the bank to help fund the gambling habits"


Scarlett Moffatt reportedly helped her mother Betty get therapy after her online gambling habit got "out of control" during the lockdown.

According to recent reports, the 30-year-old Gogglebox star was "betrayed and confused" after her mother allegedly withdrew "tens of thousands" from her account.

Betty, who has worked for Scarlett since she won at I'm A Celebrity in 2016, is said to have grown "desperate and panicked" after losing "thousands" to her online gambling habits "every week."

Allegations: Scarlett Moffatt reportedly helped her mother Betty get therapy after her online gambling habit "got out of hand" during the lockdown (pictured 2018).

And in "sheer desperation" Betty allegedly took "tens of thousands of pounds" from Scarlett's account in hopes of recovering it.

But when Betty allegedly never recovered the money, Scarlett was "horrified" to find that her account was missing money.

The reality star is said to have remained "betrayed and confused" but is now supporting her mom and helping her get therapy with the whole family, including Scarlett's dad Mark, and giving Betty the "emotional and physical support she needs" .

A source told The Sun that it had been a couple of "traumatic months". They added, "She was losing thousands every week and became desperate and panicked. In desperation, she took money from Scarlett's account.

"Confused": According to recent reports, the 30-year-old gogglebox star was "betrayed and confused" after her mother allegedly withdrew "tens of thousands of pounds" from her account (pictured in February 2020).

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& # 39; Panicky & # 39 ;: Betty, who has been working for Scarlett since her win at I & # 39; m A Celebrity 2016, is said to be & # 39; desperate and panicked & # 39; having become & # 39; thousands every week & # 39; has lost her online gambling habit (pictured on gogglebox with Scarlett and her husband Mark)

“But she obviously always thought she could get it back and repay it. Of course, she never won the money, and the next thing Scarlett knew was tens of thousands missing from her account and was appalled. & # 39;

The source continued, "But when Betty broke down and explained what had happened, Scarlett couldn't have been more supportive."

They added that the entire family gave Betty the "emotional and physical support she needs".

While Scarlett reportedly hopes to "help others in a similar position", with Betty "determined to get to the other side".

Allegations: And in "sheer desperation" Betty allegedly took "tens of thousands of pounds" from Scarlett's account in the hopes of regaining it (pictured 2019).

Allegations: And in "sheer desperation" Betty allegedly took "tens of thousands of pounds" from Scarlett's account in the hopes of regaining it (pictured 2019).

A Scarlett representative declined to comment when asked to comment by MailOnline.

Betty became famous through Scarlett, her younger sister Ava, 14, and her father Mark when they were all cast members on Gogglebox.

The family left the Channel 4 show in 2016 after Scarlett showed up and later won, I'm a Celebrity. She co-hosted Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

At the time, Scarlett was reportedly poised to raise millions, and in October it was claimed the star had paid herself a dividend of £ 240,000.

Family: The reality star allegedly "betrayed" but now supports her mom and helps her get therapy with the whole family, including Scarlett's dad Mark, and gives Betty the "emotional and physical support she needs" (Image 2019))

Family: The reality star allegedly "betrayed" but now supports her mom and helps her get therapy with the whole family, including Scarlett's dad Mark, and gives Betty the "emotional and physical support she needs" (Image 2019))

Family: The entire family reportedly gave Betty the "emotional and physical support she needs" (along with Scarlett's younger sister Ava, 14, in August).

Family: The entire family reportedly gave Betty the "emotional and physical support she needs" (along with Scarlett's younger sister Ava, 14, in August).

In 2019, the Moffatts took part in a controversial TV show called The British Tribe Next Door, in which they lived together with the Himba community in a Namibian tribal village.

More recently, in August, Scarlett surprised her mother Betty with a family reunion for her 50th birthday.

The TV presenter, with the help of her father Mark and her younger sister Ava, 14, did everything for her mother's special day.

With coronavirus restrictions still in place at this point, the family could only have 30 people to party, and Scarlett made the most of the day with an inflatable pop-up pub in the garden.

Fame: Betty was made famous by Scarlett, younger sister Ava, 14, and father Mark when they were all cast members on Gogglebox. You left the company in 2016 to pursue new TV projects

Fame: Betty was made famous by Scarlett, younger sister Ava, 14, and father Mark when they were all cast members on Gogglebox. You left the company in 2016 to pursue new TV projects

Controversial: In 2019, the Moffatts took part in a controversial TV show called The British Tribe Next Door, in which they lived together with the Himba community in a Namibian tribal village

Controversial: In 2019, the Moffatts took part in a controversial TV show called The British Tribe Next Door, in which they lived together with the Himba community in a Namibian tribal village

In December, Scarlett gave a first look at the new home she's building after selling her home in County Durham for £ 395,000 a week after it was put on the market.

The TV personality took to Instagram to give her fans a closer look at the construction going on at the house she moved into with boyfriend Scott Dobinson.

The renovations to Scarlett's dream home, which showed her spacious kitchen, seemed to be going well, with a large island and cupboards already in place.

Surprise: More recently, in August, Scarlett surprised her mother Betty with a family reunion for her 50th birthday

Surprise: More recently, in August, Scarlett surprised her mother Betty with a family reunion for her 50th birthday

Exciting: In December, Scarlett gave a first look at the new home she's building after selling her County Durham home for £ 395,000 a week after it was put on the market

Exciting: In December, Scarlett gave a first look at the new home she's building after selling her County Durham home for £ 395,000 a week after it was put on the market

Scarlett sold her luxury five bedroom County Durham home last month. She bought the fancy property back in 2017, months after she won I'm A Celebrity … Get me out of here !.

Said in an Instagram post that she wouldn't move too far, the star wrote, "Myself and Scott are going on an adventure (10 miles away) so our lovely home is now for sale."

The TV star is believed to have bought the property for £ 300,000, making an impressive profit on the sale.

Looks Good: The renovations in her dream home showed off her spacious kitchen and seemed to go well as a large island and kitchen cabinets had already been put in place

Looks Good: The renovations in her dream home showed off her spacious kitchen and seemed to go well as a large island and kitchen cabinets had already been put in place

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