Scarlett Moffatt is worried she might lose Ant McPartlin after their relationship gained unwanted attention.
Earlier this month, the Gogglebox star sparked controversy when she inadvertently revealed she kept a picture of her TV co-star Ant, 42, on her bedside table when she shared a busty selfie.
“Busted – nobody keeps a photo of their co-workers on their bedside table unless they are more than friendly,” one fan commented.
But Scarlett quickly defended herself, saying: “Well I do. Ant and Dec are my heroes.”
Scarlett Moffatt and Ant McPartlin in the snap she had framed next to her bed (Image: antanddecofficial/Instagram) Scarlett sat next to Ant at the NTAs last month (Image: REX/Shutterstock)
Now, it seems Scarlett is keen to distance herself from Ant while he goes through his divorce from Lisa Armstrong.
Earlier this week fans noticed the I’m A Celebrity winner has now replaced the picture of Ant that was sitting on her bedside table.
And after they were criticised for sitting together at the NTAs last month, it’s thought she might exclude Ant from her life until speculation dies down.
“While she’s done nothing wrong, Scarlett is worried that the only way to silence the gossip is to stop hanging out with Ant,” a source told Closer .
“She doesn’t want to lose his friendship, but thinks they should keep their distance.”
The photograph sitting on top of her glass bedside table showed the smiling pair behind the scenes of Saturday Night Takeaway.
But on Saturday, fans noticed that the picture had gone when she shared another selfie taken in the exact same spot in her bedroom.
Scarlett uploaded this snap on her Instagram stories (Image: scarlett_moffatt/Instagram) Fans noticed that the picture had been changed (Image: scarlett_moffatt/Instagram)
The 27-year-old modelled a plaid shirt and jeans as she struck a pose in front of her bed.
However, her followers were more interested in what was behind her – or, what wasn’t behind her any longer.
“Changed the photo in the bedroom I see #instastory maybe it was a stunt after all,” one wrote.
Scarlett also confirmed her relationship with Lee this weekend (Image: scarlett_moffatt /Instagram)
Another said: “The pic has been removed there was a pic frame side of the bed with a white paper covering it should of screen shot [sic].”
Over the weekend, Scarlett also confirmed she is dating fitness model Lee Wilkinson.
Scarlett uploaded a loved-up snap of her and ripped Lee as they enjoyed a night out in Newcastle.
Scarlett is showing off her impressive figure in a little black dress, while Lee is showcasing his bulging muscles in a tight white T-shirt and blue blazer.
“It’s good to be back in the toon,” she wrote along with a ‘date night’ hashtag.
Rumours of a romantic relationship between Scarlett and Ant were strongly denied by his reps.
Mirror Online has contacted Scarlett’s representative for comment.