Scarlett Moffatt breaks cover after mum Betty stole thousands from her accounts

Scarlett Moffatt has been seen for the first time since news emerged that her mum had stolen thousands from her bank account.

The former Gogglebox star, 30, looked glum as she stepped out for a walk in County Durham this week.

It comes after her mother Betty lifted “thousands” from her daughter’s accounts in a desperate bid to fund her own online gambling addiction.

And Scarlett looked like she had a lot on her mind during her outing.

She was seen dressed casually in a baggy grey jumper and a pair of black jogging bottoms with white stripes down the legs.

Scarlett teamed her look with a pair of white trainers and kept warm in a big purple scarf.

The TV star had her hair down and worn in bouncy curls.

She opted for minimal makeup as she went on her stroll.

Scarlett played on her phone as she walked along the pavement.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Scarlett’s mum Betty had stolen money from her accounts.

Betty starred in Gogglebox with her and has worked as Scarlett’s PA since her daughter won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016.

She stole thousands of pounds from her daughter’s bank accounts as her gambling habit spiralled out of control during the first lockdown.

Betty turned to Scarlett’s accounts after having thrown thousands of pounds a week of her own money into her addiction.

Betty kept the addiction a secret from Scarlett.

She continued lifting the money believing she’d be able to pay it all back with a big win.

But when her luck failed to change, Betty was forced to come clean after Scarlett grew concerned about her bank balance.

A source close to the family said Scarlett felt “betrayed and confused”.

She arranged for her mum to check into rehab for treatment.

The source added: “Once Betty broke down and explained what had happened Scarlett couldn’t have been more supportive.

“The whole family has had to give Betty the emotional and physical support she needs.

“Scarlett has done lots of research into the perils of online gambling and hopes that by this story coming out she and Betty can help others in a similar position.

“Betty is still getting therapy, but has all the love and support of her family to beat this.”