Who is Vicky Pattison?
Vicky Pattison is one of Britain’s most popular reality TV stars. She is also a TV presenter, writer, and fashionista. Her strong and witty one-liners and her no-nonsense attitude helped her become the most popular character in MTV’s reality show ‘Geordie Shore,’ in which she appeared for a staggering eight series. Victoria Pattison, popularly known as Vicky Pattison, and fondly called Queen V, has always carried big dreams, even when she worked in a call centre in Newcastle. ‘Geordie Shore’ gave her the big break, and opened the door to stardom. The outspoken and bold Vicky, who was chosen from among thousands of participants for the controversial show, was an immediate hit. Vicky has also presented many prestigious events like ‘National Television Awards’ for MTV, and is a favourite on celebrity panel shows like ‘Celebrity Juice,’ ‘This Morning,’ and ‘Loose Women.’ More recently, Vicky has discovered her love for fitness and for fashion, and has launched her own weight loss program and diet plan called Mini V and a VIP clothing range Honeyz. However, all this success did not come easily to her. Prior to becoming successful, she went through a phase of failures when she found herself struggling to cope with life. Dealing with a toxic relationship and uncontrollable weight gain, she suffered from low self-esteem for a while. However, she was able to turn around her life pretty soon, thanks to her determination. Vicky is very popular online and has 2 million followers on Twitter and 3.5 million on Instagram.
Vicky shot to fame in 2011 with the MTV show ‘Geordie Shore’, which she continued appearing in till 2014. But before the ninth series could begin, Vicky left the show. In 2014 and 2015, she starred in the MTV reality show ‘Ex on the Beach.’ She also made guest appearances on ‘Big Brother's Bit on the Side,’ ‘This Morning,’ ‘Safeword,’ ‘Most Shocking Celebrity Moments,’ ‘Celebrity Dinner Date’ and many other shows.
She started her own show ‘Judge Geordie’ in 2015. She not only presented it, but also starred in it. In the show, she tried to sort out problems between couples, friends and families. Vicky won the 15th series of ‘I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!’ in December 2015. Later, it was announced that Vicky would co-present the show with a new name along with Joe Swash, Chris Ramsey and Stacey Solomon. However, in April 2017, Vicky left the show for good. She also became a permanent member on the panel of the ITV chat show ‘Loose Women’ in January 2016.
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Controversies & Scandals
In July 2013, during the filming of the seventh series of ‘Geordie Shore,’ Vicky and her fellow cast member Holly Hagan were arrested for assaulting a model Hannah Kelso, leading to the suspension of the filming of the series. Vicky was found guilty, and as a result she had to pay compensation and do 180 hours of community service.
Victoria Pattison was born on November 16, 1987, to John Pattison and Caroll Pattison in Newcastle. She has a sister Laura. Vicky was fond of drama and English in school. She studied drama at Liverpool John Moores University. Before becoming a popular TV reality star, Vicky had tried her hands in some unsuccessful jobs—her first job was at Shelley’s Shoe. She had worked in some of Newcastle's top clubs and in telesales. She had also worked in a call centre, which she was glad to leave as she disliked it. Vicky has written and released two novels—‘All That Glitters’ and ‘A Christmas Kiss.’ Her autobiography ‘Nothing But the Truth’ was released in August 2014.
Vicky has a very interesting love life, and was romantically involved many a times. At the ‘Geordie Shore’ house, she was involved with Jay Gardner, but their romance was short-lived and fizzled after a few episodes of the first series. While filming for the next series, she began a relationship with cast member Ricci Guarnaccio. Despite a turbulent on-off relationship, the couple got engaged in 2012, only to be separated in 2013. After her split from Ricci, Vicky went to Australia for a ‘Geordie Shore’ special, and started dating her personal trainer Dan Conn. She dated Dan till she was in Australia. In 2014, Vicky dated ice hockey player James Morgan. However, the relationship ended by the year-end as Vicky feared that her career was suffering. In 2015, Vicky was involved with Stephen Bear, her ‘Ex on the Beach’ co-star. However, within a couple of months it was all over.
After Vicky’s split from Ricci in 2013, she turned to food to vent her frustration. She gained excess weight and became a size 16 figure. This shook her up emotionally and she embarked on a weight-loss mission. Within a year, Vicky went back to her original size 6 figure! This transition encouraged her to launch her own weight loss and diet plan ‘Mini V.’ She also released a DVD—‘Vicky's 7 Day Slim’ in December 2013.