Charlotte Crosby: Weight jibes are sad
Charlotte Crosby has hit out at recent jibes about her weight but admits the reaction has made her more conscious of her health and she plans to slim down.
Charlotte Crosby is saddened by recent criticism over her weight.
The 'Geordie Shore' star - who has previously claimed she piles on the pounds due to the MTV reality show - has hit out at jibes about her figure after she was spotted strolling along a beach in a red bikini last month, but admits the reaction has made her rethink her dietary habits.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'm not the sort of person who's ever in the magazines ... I think in my whole entire life I've been on TV, that's happened to me about twice. So when the weight thing came out, it was kind of a shock and it wasn't very nice to see, because of all the things I've done, the only thing they concentrate on is weight.
"I think at the minute, that's the thing that makes the world go round and it is a bit sad.
"It's something that gives a shock, but maybe something that makes me change my diet and exercise habit because it wasn't very nice.
"I'm grateful for it though because without that, I wouldn't have realised that I need to make a change."
The 23-year-old star says boozy nights out, often followed by greasy meals, while filming 'Geordie Shore' lead to her putting on weight.
She added: "I don't gain weight fast, I gain it gradually. It's been a gradual gain over two years and it's just piled on and piled on. I think it's my lifestyle ... I really wasn't eating healthily. I was eating three takeaways a day or a s**t load of alcohol. When I'm on 'Geordie Shore', I drink every night."
Charlotte admits part of the problem is her love of fast food and she even uses food to cope with her emotions.
She said: "I don't like chocolate - I'm more of a proper food person. I love Chinese or McDonald's, stuff like that.
"I eat all the time. I think I probably eat to make myself happy because when I eat, I love it."
'Geordie Shore' returns on Tuesday, July 22 at 10pm on MTV (Sky 126).