Vicky Pattison has revealed why she left the Loose Women panel after nine months on the show.
Former Geordie Shore star Vicky joined the team of Loose ladies after her I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here win at the end of 2015, but chose to leave her role later the following year, saying that she’d decided to ‘pursue other paths’.
Now the 29 year old has opened up about the real reason for her departure, telling the Daily Star’s TV Life magazine that she felt that she struggled to fit in with the other ITV hosts.
‘I think I jumped ahead of myself last year and was trying to be too old for my age,’ she explained. ‘Loose Women was a big jump for me.’
‘Going from Geordie Shore to Loose Women was a big gap. I was getting stressed, thinking, “Why can’t I do this and have opinions on these things and fit in?”.
‘But it was probably because I was many years younger than some of the panellists.’
Vicky added that she’s now focusing on other areas, and is said to be fronting a new MTV show centred around health, fitness and body image, after successfully shedding three stone herself in recent years, and launching her own nutrition range, Mini V.
‘It’s taken a year of me taking my foot off the gas, having time to reflect, that I realise I took on too much, too soon,’ she said.
‘There’s something in between I missed out and I’m keen to do the in between bit now and not rush through anything.’
And as for whether she’s likely to return to her reality TV roots anytime soon?
‘I’m still a reality TV fan and if the right project came long, I wouldn’t say no – but it’d have to be quite structured,’ she confirmed. ‘You’re not going to see me running around, slut-dropping and downing Jägerbombs again!’