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