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Scarlett Moffatt suffers with facial paralysis

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Scarlett Moffatt suffers with facial paralysis

Scarlett Moffatt is battling with facial paralysis.

The 'Gogglebox' star is currently taking part on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' but she's already been ruled out of a bushtucker trial, which sees stars race against the clock to rack up meals for camp while sharing the area with a series of creepy crawlies, on medical grounds following an on-going issue with her face drooping.

She said: "I can't close my left eye properly. I have to sleep with a little eye mask and my mouth still goes to the side when I talk, although people don't really notice. If I'm tired, my left eye feels a little bit twitchy, but I don't get pain or slur my words. I don't feel sorry for myself, as there are so many worse afflictions people can get."

The 26-year-old beauty has been dealing with an intermittent numb face since the age of 11 after she was struck down with Bell's Palsy - a condition that causes partial paralysis on one side of the face - following a brutal car accident on her push bike.

According to the MailOnline, she said: "I was doing a performance for my mum and dad - I used to put on little shows for them - when all of a sudden, my mouth just drooped and I remember standing in front of the mirror and just screaming. My eye dropped, I couldn't speak properly, I got all slurred, and my mum and dad thought I was putting it on. I was screaming so loud to try to get my mouth to go straight. I burst into tears and then they realised. It was awful."

Despite her medical condition, Scarlett - who has been in the jungle for five days - has already settled into camp life and has has proved a huge hit with viewers.