We’re all counting down the days until the easing of lockdown and Vicky Pattison says she can’t wait for the summer, after finally feeling like she has her “sparkle” back. She says she’s used the extra time she has spent at home for reflection and has been thinking a lot about whether she’s ready for children with her boyfriend of two years, former TOWIE star Ercan Ramadan.
“I’m bombarded with constant images of blissful couples in love, adorable babies, pregnancy announcements and I think, ‘Jesus Christ, Vicky, you’re 34 this year. Get a handle on it! Start popping them out!’” she says, laughing.
But Vicky insists she won’t be rushing things with Ercan, 37, after her failed engagements to Ricci Guarnaccio and John Noble. “Those are pitfalls I’ve fallen into in the past. I’m determined I won’t make the same mistakes with Ercan,” she says.
This May marks 10 years since the launch of Geordie Shore. Vicky, who appeared in the show from the start, became famed for her quick wit and fiery tongue but, after leaving in 2014, she seemed keen to put the show behind her.
Here, the I’m A Celeb winner reflects on her days on the Toon, tells us why she’ll always be a “hopeless romantic” and explains how she wants people to feel represented in her podcast.
Hi Vicky! How has lockdown been for you?
Since we got the news that the UK is going to start opening up again soon, I think we found a new lease of life. In January and February, with the dark nights and the dark mornings, it just felt never ending, didn’t it? It was depressing. But since Big Bad Boris gave us a bit of a timeline to freedom, I think all of us are starting to feel that little bit more positive. We’ve got a bit of our old sparkle back. So, if I’m honest, I’m trying to f*****g eat less and work out a bit more because now I know I’m going to be sunning myself somewhere this summer. Just put the biscuits down! It’s a constant battle for me because I love my cheese and carbs.
You’ve said you feel broody – have you and Ercan got any baby plans?
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