Vicky Pattison 'medicated with alcohol' to cope with insecurities after jungle win

Vicky Pattison won 'I'm A Celebrity'. (PA)
Vicky Pattison won 'I'm A Celebrity'. (PA)

Vicky Pattison has said she “medicated with alcohol” to help her cope with her insecurities after she won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The TV personality made her name on shows such as on Geordie Shore and Ex On The Beach but was propelled into the spotlight seven years ago when she was crowned Queen of the Jungle on the reality programme, beating the likes of Susannah Constantine and Duncan Bannatyne.

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, Pattison said that she had struggled with “a little bit of imposter syndrome” and thought people would realise that she “wasn’t that special”.

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The 34-year-old told host Lorraine Kelly: “I was just waiting for that moment.

The 'Geordie Shore' star showed a different side. (ITV)
The 'Geordie Shore' star won the show in 2015. (ITV)

“That day when everyone else woke up and realised that I wasn’t that special and I didn’t deserve all the things I had, and the fancy clothes and the make-up artists and meeting people like you.

“I just expected it all to go away.”

Vicky Pattison attending the launch night of the Sex And The City pop-up apartment, in Covent Garden, London. Picture date: Tuesday December 7, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
Vicky Pattison suffered with 'imposter sydrome'. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

She went on: “So to kind of quell those rising feelings of insecurity I medicated with alcohol and it was quite a dark and scary time for me.”

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The star said the period after she won the jungle show in 2015 “should have been the best time ever”.

Pattison has gone on to appears on other reality shows such as Celebrity Hunted, Celebrity Coach Trip and Celebrity MasterChef.

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