Vicky Pattison quit Geordie Shore because she wanted to 'grow up'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 February 2017
Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison quit 'Geordie Shore' because she wanted to "grow up" and "move on" from the show, as there were days she simply wanted to read a book instead of hit the town

Vicky Pattison quit 'Geordie Shore' because she wanted to "grow up".

The 29-year-old television personality quit the MTV show in 2014 after three years because she felt it was time she "moved on" and acted more mature, and she has admitted at times she simply wanted to enjoy reading a book instead of partying.

Speaking about her departure to the Daily Star Online, the brunette beauty said: "I just wanted to grow up and move on.

"All I wanted was to lie there with my face mask on, in a room where I could see the floor and read my book."

However, Vicky was told to ditch the books because it was "not on brand" whilst on the show.

She explained: "This person is saying: 'Vicky's got a book, where did Vicky get a book from, get it off her.'

"He was like: 'Vicky, where did you get your book from?' And I said WHSmith, and he said: 'What are you doing? You can't read a book, it's not on-brand.'

"And I was like: 'Are you f**king joking me? I can't read a book?' I was thinking to myself, I can't do this anymore. I can't."

And the 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' champion - who won the popular competitive series in 2015 - "loves" not having to document "every single aspect" of her life on television.

She explained: "I still like going out, I still like having a drink, and I'm not perfect. I love not documenting every single aspect of my life though."

Vicky has revealed her "goal" for when she left the programme was to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and to have her outfits being the centre of attention instead of her personal life, although she has accepted there will always be an element of "intrusion" into her love life.

The 'Judge Geordie' host continued: "My goal when I left was that eventually I'd have a job in TV, and all people would know about me that day is what dress I wore. They wouldn't know that I'd had an argument with my boyfriend that morning or that I'd fallen out with my best mate.

"There's always going to be that level of intrusion, but with reality TV it's based around that, it's hinged upon that.

"I wasn't ready, I wasn't willing to sacrifice my life for that invasion. Fame is not that important."

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