Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison splits from Stephen Bear and signs up for I'm A Celeb
After splitting with her boyfriend of four months, Ex On The Beach’s Stephen Bear, former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison is set to head for the Australian bush to appear as one of the stars on this year’s I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here! Vicky tells us she grew frustrated with her on-off romance with Stephen, 25, and that the way he acted with other women on the show put a strain on things.
‘I wasn’t sure how much more I could take,’ says the 27-year-old. ‘The girls chucking themselves at him [during his nightclub PAs] are f***ing welcome.’
Vicky is hoping to channel her heartache for others’ benefit, saying: ‘I want my stories to inspire and empower women. I want to give them confidence.’ And with her latest book A Christmas Kiss, she has quite a few tales of relationship woe to share. ‘It’s about a young girl, full of ambition, who wants to be a fashion designer – but the more successful she gets, the more her life becomes about D-list celebs and terrible relationships,’ she says. Hmm, sounds familiar!
‘Whatever I write, the female lead is always going to have a sense of me – but my bad relationships have done me no end of good,’ Vicky says. ‘You’re meant to write about what you know. I don’t pick the dicks – they pick me!’
I’m A Celebrity producers are hoping the svelte star, who’s dropped from a size 16 to an 8 over the past two years, could re-create ‘the Myleene effect’ after her infamous bikini shower in the 2006 series of the show. But maybe now the outspoken star will find romance in the jungle too! Could another Katie Price and Peter Andre magical moment be about to happen?
Vicky’s new novel A Christmas Kiss (Sphere, £7.49) is out on 22 October