So, is it curtains for our Vics?!
Over the weekend, we had become pretty uncomfortable with the growing amount of speculation alluding to our Vicky Pattison being axed from I’m a Celebrity Extra Camp.
Say it ain’t so!
According to a recent bout of reports, the big bosses at I’m A Celebrity had decided to take the show in another direction- without Vicky.
A source told The Sun, ‘Vicky’s a likeable girl and she’s obviously popular with viewers having won the show, but there were a lot of mistakes and the feeling is that hosting live TV was too much’.
The source then alluded to Vicky parting ways from the I’m a Celebrity franchise, ‘They’re going to review the format for the next series…. As a result, it doesn’t look as though Vicky will be coming back’.
Yup, it’s fair to say we were *very* worried.
Following the I’m a Celeb speculation, our Vics appeared to take a double blow- as it was also being alleged that the Geordie Lass had lost out on her role presenting the Blind Date relaunch- which starts at the end of the year.
However, Vicky has now spoken out about the reports- completely slamming the false allegation via Instagram. ‘Atta girl!
Speaking in a series of videos, Vicky tells the camera that she wants to address the ‘hurtful’ rumours- explaining that whilst she had been in talks for Blind Date, it was before they had changed the format of the show.
Vics shares, ‘I was in talks to host the show but that was back when it was a Friday night reboot post watershed, it was wild, it was crazy, it was for young audiences’.
The 29-year-old then added, ‘It has since had a massive scheduling change it’s going on pre-watershed…. it is better suited to fantastic professional presenters like Mel and Paul.’
Directly addressing the rumours of her being axed from I’m a Celeb, Vicky shares that there have been ‘no decisions made about Extra Camp at all’ and that if she were to be replaced, she ‘would take it on the chin’.
So there you have it folks… how to deal with bad press like a pro!
Vics, we’re sure you’ll be back on our screens in no time.