Exclusive: Vicky Pattison talks romance: "Bear's shocked he's got a girlfriend!"

Published Thursday, Sep 24 2015, 10:54 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Vicky Pattison is currently loved-up with her Ex On The Beach co-star Stephen Bear, exclusively telling Reveal things between herself and her beau are going "swimmingly".

Since her arrival on MTV's dating show, Vicky has had viewers hooked thanks to the return of her witty one-liners (we have *so* missed those!), her reunion with former flame Kirk Norcross and her budding romance with cheeky chappy Bear.

Ex On The Beach fans recently watched Vicky and Bear's first date, with the pair agreeing to become exclusive. Fast forward four months and the couple are still going strong, so much so, that they have even dropped the L-bomb and enjoyed several loved-up trips away together.

We caught up with Vicky as she launched her latest clothing collection for Honeyz.com and she told us what it is about Bear she loves so much, why she doesn't watch the pair on Ex On The Beach and whether she thinks things are getting serious...

Vicky Pattison and Stephen Bear
29 August


Having already starred on Ex On The Beach once before, Vicky swore she would never again step foot in the drama-filled villa. So, you can imagine our surprise when it was confirmed the Geordie favourite would be doing it all over again.

First time round, she enjoyed a brief romance with Ross Worswick, rekindled her relationship with Dan Conn (or 'Fit Dan' as Geordie Shore fans will remember) and came face-to-face with her ex-fiancé Ricci Guarnaccio. While that reunion initially had Vicky wanting to run for the hills, she now admits her showdown with Ricci actually spurred her on to give the show a second shot.

We asked the 27-year-old what made her change her mind and she joked: "Essentially I am MTV's bitch and I do what I'm told! No, never say never I suppose. I love Ex On The Beach it's an amazing show! And with my worst and most infamous ex already out the way I thought 'what's the worst that could happen?!'"

Luckily for her (and Bear!), she decided to jet off to Mexico and bagged herself a new man in the process - even if she never thought she'd return home officially off the market.

Vicky Pattison and Stephen Bear in Ibiza
11 August

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Opening up about her new romance, Vicks added: "I don't think either of us were expecting to find each other and he's still shocked he's got a girlfriend! But I'm happy, things are going well."

On meeting Bear, Vicky seemed pretty smitten and the London lad quickly caught her eye, but what was it about him that had her falling for him?

"I like confidence in a man and [Bear's] certainly f****** that," she told us. "It was a mixture of that, his ridiculous b*stard shirt and his eyes that caught my attention. Oh and plus his accent, I'm a sucker for a cockney voice!"

Stephen Bear and Vicky Pattison first date, Ex On The Beach
22 September


Vicky Pattison and Stephen Bear kiss, Ex On The Beach
15 September


While Bear certainly seemed just as taken with Vicky, he had already got himself quite the reputation in the villa when it came to the ladies. Since touching down on the beach, Bear certainly wasn't shy when it came to making a move, charming not one but three of his co-stars before Vicky's arrival.

Now he and the Judge Geordie star are all loved-up, that could make for slightly awkward viewing, but Vicky admits she doesn't watch Ex On The Beach when it comes on screen.

She explained: "I don't watch it. No one wants to see their lad dipping other lasses. That's just asking for trouble."

Instead she focuses on herself and Bear's romance and as the pair approach that six-month mark, we want to know if things are getting pretty serious.

Keeping her cards close to her chest, Vicky simply told us: "We enjoy each other's company and are really happy at the moment. We're seeing how it goes."

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