Body drama is so last year - now Vicky Pattison's all about the single life and 'mild lesbianism'
They’ve both become big names since leaving the MTV show and both have undergone radical weightloss transformations. But, talking to Now magazine, Vicky, 27, says that far from hating each other they spur each other on to lose weight…
Vicky, we’ve seen you out and about loads recently.
Yep, probably too much!
Why do you say that?
Everyone’s quick to point the finger and say: ‘She’s out more than ever,’ but I was working for four years on Geordie Shore and wasn’t able to go to glamorous nights out in London. It’s nice to come to London and see my friends like Casey [Batchelor] and Jasmin Walia.
Are you drinking as much as your Geordie Shore days?
I’m drinking a lot less than when I was on the show. On Geordie Shore it was like: ‘Drink to get smashed.’ They want to see you wild. But it doesn’t look very good for me if I’m falling over outside nightclubs nowadays.
Is there any truth in the rumours of feuds with the girls?
Oh, no! It couldn’t be further from the truth. I still speak to Holly [Hagan] and Charlotte [Crosby]
– there’s absolutely no rivalry and nothing malicious there at all. I’ll text Charlotte and say: ‘Oh, you’re looking great at the minute, mate. Well done, you skinny bitch!’ There’s certainly nothing unhealthy or nasty.
What do you think of Gaz Beadle saying they’ve forgotten about you?
Sometimes Gary doesn’t think before he speaks. I know he won’t have meant anything malicious – he just gets very precious where Geordie Shore is concerned. The show defines him as a person.
I think the insinuation that me leaving has detracted something from the show has left him reeling.
So who’s this model we’ve seen you with?
It’s all been blown out of proportion. Sam and I met through mutual friends. He was modelling for a mate’s jewellery range, so when he came up to Newcastle for a night out we met. He lives
in Sheffield and we both have busy schedules, so it’s hard to arrange to see each other. But
we have been texting.
What do you talk about?
Actually, I messaged him the other day with a picture of us in a magazine and said: ‘Hot or not?!’ He just laughed. He’s got such a good sense of humour and he’s dead relaxed and nice. I was expecting him to be arrogant because he’s so good looking. When my mate was setting us up I said: ‘Is he too cool for me?’ He’s got long hair, a beard and a bun, but it would be great to see him and his tiny man bun again soon. He’s 22, so I feel like I’m proper robbing the cradle. I’m starting to look proper haggard, me. People might think I’m his mum!
In all honesty, though, I’m loving being single, so I want to stay this way for a while. I’ve realised that I always end up feeling stifled in a relationship.