Vicky: “I’d rather have curves than be at the gym at 4am”

Vicky Pat­ti­son opens up about find­ing peace with her body and putting her boozy days be­hind her

Closer (UK) - - Contents - By Deb­o­rah Fraser

She was crit­i­cised last week by fans who ac­cused her of look­ing big­ger in pa­parazzi pic­tures than in the se­ries of siz­zling snaps she’s been shar­ing on so­cial me­dia from her ro­man­tic get­away to Mykonos in Greece with her fi­ancé John No­ble.

But Vicky Pat­ti­son, who fa­mously slimmed down from a size 16 to a 6 in 2013 but “fell off the wagon” af­ter win­ning I’m A Celeb! in 2015 when her ca­reer rock­eted, says she’s hap­pier than ever with her cur­rent size 10 fig­ure.

Vicky re­veals, “I’ve al­ways been a worka­holic, and it can be a strug­gle find­ing time to ex­er­cise with­out com­pletely burn­ing my­self out if I have a packed sched­ule. But I don’t beat my­self up if I can’t get to the gym any more. I’m a nor­mal girl with curves, and I’ll never be up hit­ting the gym at 4am!

“I re­lax and en­joy my­self when I’m on hol­i­day, but when I get a few days spare I love tak­ing my­self off to juic­ing re­treats and boot camps to give my­self a boost and get back on track.”

Vicky, 29, and busi­ness­man John briefly dated a decade ago but re­united in Oc­to­ber last year and got en­gaged in July. The pair spent much of the sum­mer apart, with Vicky film­ing an up­com­ing show teach­ing re­cent sin­gle­tons how to boost their body con­fi­dence. Now she says she “can’t wait” to move back from her Es­sex home to her na­tive New­cas­tle, where the pair will set­tle down and plan the finer de­tails of their wed­ding, which is re­port­edly go­ing to be held at Northum­ber­land’s lux­ury Le Petit Château ho­tel next July.

And the fit­ness fa­natic ad­mits she’s come a long way since find­ing fame as a boozy party an­i­mal on Ge­ordie Shore.

Vicky says, “I was on a girls’ hol­i­day re­cently and we couldn’t face three nights out on the trot. I must be get­ting old! I’m a Ge­ordie so I’ll al­ways love a party, but John and I pre­fer go­ing for a nice meal with a bot­tle of prosecco rather than scream­ing over boom­ing mu­sic in a club. If I’m feel­ing all right the next day, I’ll down a green juice and hit the gym to sweat it out, but some­times you have to lis­ten to your body and if it’s telling you to eat a fry-up in front of the telly with your du­vet, that’s just what you have to do!”

The cou­ple are re­port­edly get­ting mar­ried next July

The star hol­i­dayed in Greece re­cently Fans said she looked slim­mer in her so­cial me­dia pics

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