Vicky Pattison reveals how alcohol took over her life, with 10 drinks a day
Vicky Pattison has said she ‘jeopardised everything’ as drink took over her life.
The reality TV queen found fame aged 22 on MTV’s Geordie Shore before she was crowned Queen of the Jungle on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in 2015.
However, the Newcastle-born influencer has said she felt ‘lost and alone’ after the win and hated the person she became, downing up to ten drinks a day.
Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, Vicky revealed: ‘I had everything I ever wanted. The public liked us, I’d left behind Geordie Shore and I had this new shiny career.’
However, the star said she was ‘convinced that people would realise I wasn’t anything special’ and that her new career would subsequently be taken away from her, leading her to a pattern of self-sabotage through alcohol.
‘I was turning up late for jobs. I don’t think I ever turned up drunk, I always slept, but I was not in a fit state to work,’ she admitted. ‘When you’re doing talk shows you want to be witty and warm, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, not still shaking off the lethargy of five gin and tonics.’
She added: ‘Once in a while you can put it down to the Geordie charm but, consistently, it’s just unprofessional. That’s what I was becoming. I was jeopardising everything I’d ever wanted and worked for.’
Describing people who get ‘mortal drunk’ as ‘always sloppy or aggressive’, the TV personality described herself as ‘a gross amalgamation of all of those when I was drunk’.
Vicky then said she’d ‘get rid of’ her hangover and ‘shame’ with another drink, continuing the cycle.
The 34-year-old is preparing to release her self-help book turned autobiography, The Secret to Happy, this month, now that she has found love with personal trainer Ercan Ramadan.
She revealed how ‘lovely’ Ercan, 28, stood by her side when she was diagnosed with a cyst on her ovaries – which she’s been told could make conceiving difficult – after she’d ‘spent so long picking the wrong men’.
Reassuring her they’d be ‘fine’ and, if not, with ‘other ways to be a parent’, Vicky declared he’d ‘be a great dad when the time is right’, while she hopes to be ‘a good mam’.
Vicky had previously revealed plans to freeze her eggs in January, to avoid rushing her boyfriend into starting a family, and lambasted the £10,000 fee as unfair for what ‘should be a basic human right’.
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