Scarlett Moffatt has said it “means it all” when given the chance to feature northern England in her upcoming TV project.
the 32-year-old from County Durham, who rose to fame with his starring role on Gogglebox, leads a brand new BBC One show, Scarlett’s Driving School.
Speaking to PA news agency about his experience filming the show, Moffatt said: “It was a great project to work on because you rarely have your name in the title of a show.
“Honestly, this has been forever a dream… Thought you would have your own show on BBC One, but also be able to film it on my doorstep in the North East and showcase what the North has to offer. level, which means all because sometimes I think, when it comes to shows and I’m so passionate about this, I think County Durham and the North East have a bit of a bad reputation.
“I feel like we’re drinking all the time or having shows like Benefit Street and things like that, and I really don’t think it represents the whole of the North.
“Yes, there are parts to that, but not only that.
“So to showcase Hartlepool Marina and Crew and Yarm and these beautiful places, and we make sure we have different people learning from across the UK, a lot of people from the domain, really. North, that’s lovely.”
The show sees Moffatt opening the doors of her own driving school in Teesside, in an attempt to help members of the British public who are having a hard time passing driving tests due to missed driving lessons with professional instructors due to the Covid -19 pandemic.
After failing his own driving test 13 times, Moffatt said: “I think for me, especially during the lockdown, I feel really quite isolated… It made me realize that, I really need to get over it.”
Each learner attends Moffatt’s driving school with their family member or longtime friend, who has become an amateur teacher and is trained by a number of professional driving instructors. The UK’s top offers a 5-day accelerated course.
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After completing the course, Moffatt took her test in September alongside those featured on the show and passed it successfully. She told PA of the excitement with which she now feels able to drive her own car.
“I get excited every time I get my car keys, because I’ve been learning since I was 17 and now I’m 32, you know, I’m a long way from that,” she said.
Moffatt revealed that she started crying after learning she had parked and was particularly impressed that she was able to complete her parking maneuver, adding: “I didn’t mean to obey. stereotype ‘women can’t park’, but this woman can’t park.”
The presenter also revealed that passing the driving test has improved her health.
She said: “I feel like I’m the designated driver for everyone now, and it’s really strange that I feel healthier because of it.
“In the sense that before when we went out to eat, I would always have a couple of glasses of wine, while now I don’t, because I’m the designated driver.”
However, the former Queen of the Jungle has admitted the first place she went after passing her test was McDonald’s, adding: “I always say the first place I would go is McDonald’s and to be honest , I feel very excited.
“The woman in the Tannoy driving past was probably too excited about these nuggets. But it feels great to be able to drive there by myself.”
Scarlett’s Driving School is coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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