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Scarlett Moffatt celebrates after passing driving test on 14th attempt

Gregory Robinson

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Scarlett Moffatt celebrates after passing driving test on 14th attempt

A huge round of applause are in order for Scarlett Moffatt who has passed her driving test after 14 attempts.

You'll probably see the reality TV personality, 32, zipping through the streets in her hometown of County Durham in the near future after passing the test in September.

Before securing her licence, Moffatt had attempted the test 13 times and her journey will be documented in an upcoming BBC One reality series, Scarlett's Driving School.

After failing to pass her own driving test 13 times, Moffatt said: “I think for me, especially during lockdown, I felt really quite isolated… It made me realise, I do really really need to pass.”

Moffatt started learning to drive when she was 17. Credit: PA.
Moffatt started learning to drive when she was 17. Credit: PA.

Moffatt shared her happiness with handling her car keys and described how she 'began crying' when her 15-year journey to getting her licence came to the perfect end.

"I just get so excited every time I get my car keys, because I’ve been learning since I was 17 and I’m 32 now, you know it’s been a long time coming,” she reflected.

She was particularly impressed that she was able to successfully complete her parking manoeuvre, adding: “I don’t mean to live up to the stereotypical ‘women can’t park,’ but this woman cannot park.”

The I'm a Celeb winner also explained how passing her test had improved her health. “I feel like I’m now the designated driver for everyone, and actually weirdly, I feel healthier for it,” she said.

Moffatt has the keys to her own car. Credit: PA.
Moffatt has the keys to her own car. Credit: PA.

“In the sense that before when we would go out for food I would always have a couple glasses of wine, whereas now I’m not, because I’m the designated driver.”

Moffatt's new show sees the former Gogglebox star open the doors to her very own driving school in Teesside, in an attempt to help the those who are struggling to pass their driving tests as a result of missing out on driving lessons with professional instructors due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the backlog it caused.

Each of the learner drivers on the show will attend Moffatt’s driving school with the family member or friend who has to become an amateur driving instructor.

The long-suffering learner driving is then given an intensive five-day crash course by some of the UK’s top professional driving instructors.

Moffatt will presenting a new BBC series about learner drivers. Credit: PA.
Moffatt will presenting a new BBC series about learner drivers. Credit: PA.

“Honestly, this has forever been a dream," she gushed. "To think that you’d have your own show on BBC One, but also to get to film on my doorstep in the North East, and showcase what the North has to offer, meant everything because I do think sometimes, when it comes to shows, and I am very passionate about this, I think County Durham and the North East gets a bit of a bad rep."

Scarlett’s Driving School is coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Cars, Celebrity, Scarlett Moffatt

Gregory Robinson
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