Scarlett Moffatt to explore her childhood disorder in new documentary

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I'm A Celebrity champ Scarlett Moffatt is returning to our screens with a brand new documentary looking at the rise in cases of Tourette's syndrome and tic disorders among teenagers in the UK.

Since the pandemic started medics and psychologists have seen an increase in the number of young people that have experienced either, or both, of the conditions.

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett, 31, will appear in a new Channel 4 documentary that explores why the conditions have seen a rise in young people over the last few years.

The Reality TV star has said that she had her own personal journey with tics.

Tourette's syndrome is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics.

Scarlett told The Sun: "This is something I feel incredibly passionate about as I suffered with facial tics when diagnosed with Bell's palsy [temporary weakness or lack of movement affecting the face] as a child."

She added: "I wish there was this kind of information and education available back then, as it's something so many young people have to deal with."

The Channel 4 documentary will see Scarlett travel around the UK as she meets industry experts, scientists, a group of Tourette's TikTok influencers, charity campaigners and the neurologists treating the influx of young people that experience the condition.

The I'm A Celebrity winner was diagnosed with Bell's palsy after she was knocked over by a car when she was 11-years-old.

Bell's palsy is a temporary weakness or lack of movement affecting one side of the face, and most people recover within the first nine months.

The condition can often get confused with a stroke, but the difference is that the facial weaknesses develops gradually.

In Scarlett's autobiography that was published in 2016, the Gogglebox legend reflected on the moment she first experienced the condition.

She recalled: "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."

The star raised that since being affected, she still can't close her left eye properly and notices that at times her mouth goes to the side.

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