After failing the test 13 times, no one can relate to nervous drivers more than Scarlett Moffatt. The jungle queen hopes her new BBC presenter role will help her finally pass her own driving test, lucky for the 14th time
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The BBC’s iconic series Driving School is back – with Scarlett Moffatt as host.
The former Gogglebox star has plenty of experience with the highs and lows of learning to drive, after failing her own test a whopping 13 times.
Scarlett, 31, hopes her latest role will help her finally drop her L and pass her own driving test.
Scarlett’s Driving School will watch for learners who are unable to have specialist lessons due to Covid-19 and are instead guided by friends and family.
Each student hopes to take a crash course in Teeside, with the help of some of the country’s top driving instructors, before attempting to pass their test in just five years. day.
“I’m on the moon to be part of such an exciting series on BBC One,” exclaimed Scarlett when the news was announced.
“Having failed the driving test 13 times, I know exactly how these learners feel and how stressful it will be for your instructor – no one will ever get in the car with me again!”
She hopefully added: “I hope that my new show gives us all the confidence to finally tear up those L-plates and hit the road.”
The new 10-part BBC series is sure to bring everyone back to the channel’s 1997 docusoup, Driving School.
Set in Bristol and South Wales, the primetime show spawned one of the country’s first reality TV stars.
The whole country fell in love with Maureen Rees, now 80 years old, in vain when she tried – and failed to pass her driving test.
She finally passed, on her seventh attempt, on the final episode of the BBC show, after giving up manual cars and taking her test with automatics.
The announcement of Scarlett’s Driving School comes shortly after it was revealed Scarlett will be starting a new Channel 4 documentary about Tourette’s tics and tic disorder.
Scarlett experienced an itchy face as a child when she was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy – a temporary weakness or lack of movement that affects the face.
The pandemic has seen an increase in the number of young people being diagnosed with conditions like Tourette’s syndrome, according to health experts.
Scarlett’s new Channel 4 show will attempt to investigate why and how this happened.
Tell The Sun, I Was A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The winner said: “This is something that I feel extremely passionate about as I suffered from a facelift when I was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy as a child.
“I wish there was this kind of information and education in those days, because it was something a lot of young people had to deal with.”
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