Scarlett Moffatt’s mum Betty ‘took tens of thousands of pounds from account to fund gambling habit’

Scarlett Moffatt has reportedly helped her mother, Betty, get therapy after her online gambling habit ‘spiralled out of control’ during lockdown.

According to new reports, the Gogglebox star, 30, was left ‘betrayed and confused’ after her mother allegedly took ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ from her account.

Betty, who has been working for Scarlett since her 2016 I’m A Celebrity win, is said to have become ‘desperate and panicky’ after losing ‘thousands every week’ from her online gambling habit.

Claims: Scarlett Moffatt has reportedly helped her mother, Betty, get therapy after her online gambling habit 'spiralled out of control' during lockdown (pictured in 2018)

Claims: Scarlett Moffatt has reportedly helped her mother, Betty, get therapy after her online gambling habit 'spiralled out of control' during lockdown (pictured in 2018)

Claims: Scarlett Moffatt has reportedly helped her mother, Betty, get therapy after her online gambling habit ‘spiralled out of control’ during lockdown (pictured in 2018) 

And in ‘sheer desperation’, Betty allegedly took ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ from Scarlett’s account with the hopes of winning it back.

Yet when Betty reportedly never won the cash back, Scarlett was left ‘horrified’ to discover her account was missing money.

The reality star was said to be left ‘betrayed and confused’ but is now supporting her mother and helping her get therapy with the whole family, including Scarlett’s father, Mark, giving Betty the ’emotional and physical support she needs’.

A source told The Sun that it’s been a ‘traumatic few months’, they added: ‘She was losing thousands every week, and became desperate and panicky. In sheer desperation, she took money from Scarlett’s account. 

'Confused': According to new reports, the Gogglebox star, 30, was left 'betrayed and confused' after her mother allegedly took 'tens of thousands of pounds' from her account (pictured in February 2020)

'Confused': According to new reports, the Gogglebox star, 30, was left 'betrayed and confused' after her mother allegedly took 'tens of thousands of pounds' from her account (pictured in February 2020)

‘Confused’: According to new reports, the Gogglebox star, 30, was left ‘betrayed and confused’ after her mother allegedly took ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ from her account (pictured in February 2020) 

'Panicky': Betty, who has been working for Scarlett since her 2016 I'm A Celebrity win, is said to have become 'desperate and panicky' after losing 'thousands every week' from her online gambling habit (pictured on Gogglebox with Scarlett and her husband Mark)

'Panicky': Betty, who has been working for Scarlett since her 2016 I'm A Celebrity win, is said to have become 'desperate and panicky' after losing 'thousands every week' from her online gambling habit (pictured on Gogglebox with Scarlett and her husband Mark)

‘Panicky’: Betty, who has been working for Scarlett since her 2016 I’m A Celebrity win, is said to have become ‘desperate and panicky’ after losing ‘thousands every week’ from her online gambling habit (pictured on Gogglebox with Scarlett and her husband Mark)

‘But she obviously always thought she would win it back, and be able to repay her. Of course, she never did win the money and the next thing she knew, Scarlett realised her account was missing tens of thousands, and was horrified.’

The source continued: ‘But once Betty broke down and explained what had happened Scarlett couldn’t have been more supportive.’

They added that the whole family has given Betty the ’emotional and physical support she needs.’

While Scarlett is reportedly hoping to ‘help others in a similar position’ with Betty ‘determined to come out the other side’.

Allegations: And in 'sheer desperation', Betty allegedly took 'tens of thousands of pounds' from Scarlett's account with the hopes of winning it back (pictured in 2019)

Allegations: And in 'sheer desperation', Betty allegedly took 'tens of thousands of pounds' from Scarlett's account with the hopes of winning it back (pictured in 2019)

Allegations: And in ‘sheer desperation’, Betty allegedly took ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ from Scarlett’s account with the hopes of winning it back (pictured in 2019) 

A representative for Scarlett declined to comment when approached by MailOnline for comment.  

Betty found fame with Scarlett, her younger sister Ava, 14, and their father Mark when they were all castmembers on Gogglebox.

The family left the Channel 4 show in 2016 after Scarlett appeared, and later won, I’m A Celebrity. She went on to co-host Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

At the time, Scarlett was reportedly set to rake in millions and in October it was claimed that the star paid herself a ‘£240,000 dividend’.

Family: The reality star was said to be left 'betrayed' but is now supporting her mother and helping her get therapy with the whole family, including Scarlett's father, Mark, giving Betty the 'emotional and physical support she needs' (pictured in 2019)

Family: The reality star was said to be left 'betrayed' but is now supporting her mother and helping her get therapy with the whole family, including Scarlett's father, Mark, giving Betty the 'emotional and physical support she needs' (pictured in 2019)

Family: The reality star was said to be left ‘betrayed’ but is now supporting her mother and helping her get therapy with the whole family, including Scarlett’s father, Mark, giving Betty the ’emotional and physical support she needs’ (pictured in 2019) 

Family: The whole family has reportedly given Betty the 'emotional and physical support she needs' (pictured together with Scarlett's younger sister Ava, 14, in August)

Family: The whole family has reportedly given Betty the 'emotional and physical support she needs' (pictured together with Scarlett's younger sister Ava, 14, in August)

Family: The whole family has reportedly given Betty the ’emotional and physical support she needs’ (pictured together 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, where they lived alongside the Himba community in a Namibian tribal village.  

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

The TV presenter went all out for her mother’s special day with the help of her father Mark and her younger sister Ava, 14.

With coronavirus restrictions still in place at the time, the family could only have 30 people over to celebrate with, with Scarlett making the most of the day with an inflatable pop-up pub in the garden.

Fame: Betty found fame with Scarlett, her younger sister Ava, 14, and their father Mark when they were all castmembers on Gogglebox, they left in 2016 to pursue new TV projects

Fame: Betty found fame with Scarlett, her younger sister Ava, 14, and their father Mark when they were all castmembers on Gogglebox, they left in 2016 to pursue new TV projects

Fame: Betty found fame with Scarlett, her younger sister Ava, 14, and their father Mark when they were all castmembers on Gogglebox, they left 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, where they lived alongside 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, where they lived alongside 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, where they lived alongside the Himba community in a Namibian tribal village  

While in December, Scarlett shared a first look at the new home she is building, after selling her County Durham home for £395,000 one week after putting in on the market.

The TV personality took to Instagram to give her fans a closer look at the building works that are taking place in the house she has moved into with boyfriend Scott Dobinson.

Showing off her spacious kitchen, the renovations in Scarlett’s dream home seemed to be coming along nicely as a large island and kitchen cabinets had already been put in place.

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

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

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

Exciting: While in December, Scarlett shared a first look at the new home she is building, after selling her County Durham home for £395,000 one week after putting in on the market

Exciting: While in December, Scarlett shared a first look at the new home she is building, after selling her County Durham home for £395,000 one week after putting in on the market

Exciting: While in December, Scarlett shared a first look at the new home she is building, after selling her County Durham home for £395,000 one week after putting in on the market

Scarlett sold her luxury five-bedroom County Durham home last month, she purchased the swanky abode back in 2017, months after winning I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

The star told how she wouldn’t be moving too far in an Instagram post, writing: ‘Me and Scott are off on an adventure (10 miles away) so our beautiful home is now for sale.’

The TV star is reported to have purchased the property for £300,000, and so is said to have made an impressive profit when it was sold.

Looking good: Showing off her spacious kitchen, the renovations in her dream home seemed to be coming along nicely as a large island and kitchen cabinets had already been put in place

Looking good: Showing off her spacious kitchen, the renovations in her dream home seemed to be coming along nicely as a large island and kitchen cabinets had already been put in place

Looking good: Showing off her spacious kitchen, the renovations in her dream home seemed to be coming along nicely as a large island and kitchen cabinets had already been put in place

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