Pregnant Scarlett Moffatt was forced to withdraw from CelebAbility, with Katherine Ryan signed in as a replacement
Reigning actress Scarlett Moffatt has reportedly had to cancel filming on the ITV2 show CelebAbility due to illness.
The former Gogglebox star, 32, is believed to be in the middle of filming the upcoming seventh season of the hit panel show starring Iain Stirling when she was struck down by a diseased bug.
Rather than disrupt filming, the Country Durham-born personality decided to step down as team captain and drafted in Katherine Ryan, Pete Wicks, Snoochie Shy, Will Best and Donna Preston to replace her.
Moffatt, who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Scott Dobinson, is said to have been “disappointed” at having to pull out.
“Luckily it was unrelated to her pregnancy – she just caught an illness and is fine now, but as the series is shooting very quickly over a couple of weeks it has meant that they are stepping down from the series had to do rest of the series,” an insider told The Sun.
“She’ll be on screen for the first few episodes of the show, then she’ll be gone.”
The source added, “Scarlett was really sad that she wasn’t able to wrap up filming but if the show gets renewed for an eighth season she will definitely be back.”
The Standard has reached out to a Scarlett Moffatt representative for comment.
https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/pregnant-scarlett-moffatt-pulls-out-of-itv-show-celebability-sickness-katherine-ryan-pete-wicks-replacement-b1082283.html Pregnant Scarlett Moffatt was forced to withdraw from CelebAbility, with Katherine Ryan signed in as a replacement