SCARLETT Moffatt shocked the Loose Women panel today with a string of bizarre conspiracy theories – after insisting she’d been abducted by aliens.
The 30-year-old former Gogglebox star left veteran presenter Gloria Hunniford, 80, enquiring: “Had you been drinking? That sounds far-fetched to me.”
Among her wacko ideas were that America faked the Moon landings and that Beatles icon Paul McCartney retired from music years ago and has been replaced by a lookalike.
She said: “This is what confuses me. People say, ‘I believe that we landed on the Moon’ but then they find it really far fetched that there can’t be other planets where little men haven’t travelled to ours.”
When no-nonsense Gloria then insisted humans really had been to the Moon, Scarlett replied: “Ah, Gloria, that’s just what they want you to believe.”
But the panel were left open-mouthed when she revealed her belief that Paul McCartney is a clone, saying: “I don’t know if he’s dead, but there is a lot of evidence in the Beatles songs that say he’s been replaced by a look-a-likey Paul McCartney.”
Andrea McLean, 50, asked with a smile: “Paul, if you’re watching, can you let us know if you’re all right?”
Talking about the moment she believes she was visited by aliens, Scarlett explained how extra-terrestrials targeted her as a young girl in County Durham.
She told the panel: “My boyfriend Scott thinks that it’s a load of rubbish, because I said when I was about ten, a massive beam of light went into my bedroom window and then I had a dream.
“I think they wanted me to think it was a dream that I had been visited by aliens, but Scott seems to think that it was just a car headlight.”
‘never been happier’
Corrie’s Alex Bain, 18, finds love after shock split with child’s mum
Scarlett and boyfriend Scott Dobinson have a new BBC podcast called Scarlett Moffatt Wants To Believe starting today, where she tries to convince him of unlikely-sounding events.
Paul McCartney has addressed the claims he was replaced with a stand-in – albeit briefly – on a 2018 episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.
The musician said simply: “We just kind of let it go.”
Scarlett Moffatt claims Gogglebox bosses made her look ‘thick as s’ by only showing her short clips of shows