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
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