I want to kind a man who will treat me properlyâ€™ Iâ€™m A Celeb! winner Vicky Pattison talks to Closer about festive fun with her family, searching for Mr Right and Jagerbombs with Kim K!
After a roller-coaster year of heartbreaks and admitting she falls for the wrong guys, Vicky Pattison says sheâ€™s looking forward to celebrating her win on Iâ€™m A Celeb! with a boozy Christmas with her friends and family.
The ex-Geordie Shore star, who was crowned queen of the jungle this month, has dated a string of men in the past year, including a brief fling with former flame Dan Conn, as well as nightclub promoter Josh Robson and reality star Stephen Bear. But branding Stephen the â€œvilestâ€ person sheâ€™s ever met, Vicky says she canâ€™t wait to put her heartbreak behind her and take some much-needed family time.
Speaking to Closer at the launch of her recent A Christmas Kiss novel, she said: â€œChristmas for me is all about spending quality time with family and friends – it always feels really special. About 15 of us go down to the local pub wearing a load of mistletoe – itâ€™s full of fit tail in there! Iâ€™ll drink a load of Baileys and then feel sick while Iâ€™m staggering home drunk. I usually fall through the front door and catch sight of my mum putting the presents under the tree.â€ But Vicky, who pleaded guilty to assault after an incident in a Newcastle nightclub in 2013, insists sheâ€™s a changed person since her 19-day stint in the jungle – and is determined to focus on distancing herself from her wild reputation on Geordie Shore.
She said in an interview recently: â€œI still intend to have a tear-up every once in a while, but my schedule is getting busier and the things Iâ€™m doing are getting more and more important.â€ She added: â€œRight now, Iâ€™m riding high. I want to make money for my family.â€
LOOKING FOR MR RIGHT
Following her recent split with Stephen -they both claim the other cheated during their four-month romance – Vicky tells us sheâ€™s still hoping Mr Right will come along.
She adds: â€œMy ideal date would be dressing up and going to a fancy restaurant in a fast car. Knowing me, the guy would take me to Five Guys in a Fiat Panda and act like a toer! I didnâ€™t like the way Stephen acted, I want to go out with someone whoâ€™ll treat me properly.â€ The 28 year old admitted to Closer last summer sheâ€™s had confidence issues, saying: â€œI was lacking a lot of self-confidence and I wasnâ€™t sure what I was doing with my career. I was making a lot of mistakes there and in my love life. I didnâ€™t have the courage to stand up and say no to a lot of things.â€
But the star insisted sheâ€™s in abetter place these days – and only wants a relationship with someone whoâ€™ll appreciate her feisty side, adding: â€œIt wonâ€™t matter how strong, independent or feisty I seem, because the right person will like those things.â€
Vicky has struggled with her weight in the past. While filming Geordie Shore, she
Vicky was a size 16 in 2013
went up to a size 16, surviving on a diet of takeaways, fry-ups and chocolate.
But in 2013, the star dropped 3st, taking her to a size 6. However, Vicky admits staying in shape is hard. She says: â€œIâ€™ve had so many holidays and big nights out. Itâ€™s one thing after another and soon youâ€™re skipping the gym and eating cp. But now itâ€™s getting colder, Iâ€™m not going out as much and Iâ€™m hitting the gym hard. Itâ€™s a constant battle to stay trim.â€
Since leaving Geordie Shore, Vicky has launched her own healthy-eating website, and admits her inspiration is Kim Kardashian. Referring to the reality starâ€™s notorious 2006 sex tape, she says: â€œI donâ€™t care how Kim K became famous. Sheâ€™s made a mint out of her empire, she looks amazing and has even bagged an influential husband.
â€œIâ€™d take Kim out and get her on the Jagerbombs and strawpedos. Weâ€™d probably end up eating cheesy chips on the way home! â€ By Emily Cope