Exclusive: Vicky Pattinson: "I chose the man I love over Geordie Shore"

Published Tuesday, Nov 18 2014, 00:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison sensationally announced her departure from the show that made her name in October, and now she confesses her new man, James Morgan, had a lot to do with her decision.

When we catch up with her at the MTV EMAs after-party, a glammed up Vicky, 27, tells us: "I couldn't leave the man I love for the show and it was difficult spending so much time away from him."

Vicky Pattison attends the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland - 9 November 2014

© WENN / Lia Toby

The fiery Newcastle lass has been dating butcher and professional ice hockey player James since June this year, and although Vicky has a history of rushed engagements, she promises she and James, who also dated TOWIE's Maria Fowler, are taking it slow...ish.

''I rushed into an engagement before (with Geordie Shore co-star Ricci Guarnaccio back in 2012) and I'm not going to do that this time. I think you need to be together for at least a year first. You need to get to know each other and each other's faults. We need to live together first.

Vicky Pattison and boyfriend James Morgan, Manchester
18 September

© WENN / Steve Searle

But Vicky admits than although she is 'so happy' with James, 32, she initially felt nervous about her choice to leave the show.

Reveal magazine cover, issue 46, 22-28 November (featuring special Kardashian pullout)
"I was shaky about my decision at first. I wondered, "What's going to happen to my life? What's going to happen to my career?" But I know I made the right call. I'm too old for Geordie Shore now!"

And as I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here launched on Sunday, Vicky's also keen to clear up the rumours that she was entering the Australian jungle.

"The jungle would have been brilliant. I've been in bed with Gary [Beadle], that's worse than being in a coffin full of rats!"

Read the full interview in this week's Reveal magazine

Reveal is now on Google Plus! Join us here for the latest pictures, fashion and celebrity news!