Scarlett Moffatt’s ex reveals the real reason he broke up with the I’m A Celebrity star
Scarlett Moffatt’s ex-flame has spoken out about the truth behind their breakup, admitting that her growing fame became too much for him to handle.
Ian Billet hit things off with Gogglebox‘s Scarlett Moffatt two years ago, when they met at a book event where he was working as a security guard. The pair dated for a couple of months before Ian decided to call things off with reality star.
Ian has now admitted that he found it tricky to cope with the public constantly approaching his love interest. Speaking to the Daily Mirror about the moment he ended their relationship, he confessed:
“She didn’t take too kindly to it at the time. It was my decision and it was the right thing to do for both of us.
“It sounds like I’m a softie but her career was really starting to take off and she was being invited all over the place, the door was just opening for her.
“I have two jobs, a mortgage and my life is very settled. I thought we were at different places in our lives and it was for the best for her that we split up.
“I didn’t want to linger about and hold her back.”
Ian continued to explain how Scarlett struggled to cope with people’s opinion of her. He said: “She is sometimes a bit too eager to please and would never cause offence by asking someone to leave her alone. So we’d go out and she’d be getting asked to pose for photos with people and would never say no. I ended up thinking she didn’t know when enough is enough.
“Sometimes the things people said would upset her, she really analyses what people say, sometimes a bit too much.
“I remember one lady saying, ‘You must have lots of friends now you’re on the TV’. She didn’t mean anything by it but Scarlett struggled with the idea people might think she was only popular because of her celebrity.”
Ian was adamant that Scarlett’s behaviour on I’m A Celebrity is true to the Scarlett he knew when he was dating her: “All she wants is for people to like her for who she is and I think that has shown itself in the jungle.”
Earlier this week, viewers witnessed Scarlett get a little bit upset after an argument in the jungle camp between Danny Baker and Martin Roberts.
Ian explained how Scarlett hates confrontation: “She was always fascinated by how I dealt with the things I came across as a doorman.
“What you see is what you get, there is no pretence and she’s always 100% honest.”
Scarlett has since happily moved on with Luke Crodden and it is clear that Ian holds no resentment toward the couple: “I’m pleased for them. Scarlett’s going to be a big star and I wish her nothing but the best.”
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight (Thursday) at 9pm on ITV.