Gobby Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison has insisted that she isn’t a “vile monster” despite being spared jail time earlier this week.
The star was accused of launching a vicious attack on a nightclub-goer which left the victim needing stitches, but after accepting a total of 180 hours’ unpaid work and a fine of £4,750, Vicky has shown a lot of remorse.
Vicky pleaded guilty to the charge at Newcastle Crown Court after she assaulted two women in a nightclub last summer – one of which was a bouncer, whom she clubbed with her stiletto.
Speaking to the Daily Star following the court case, Vicky said: “I’m so sorry. I’m not a vile monster, I’m just a normal girl who made an awful mistake.
“If I could go back to that night I wouldn’t recognize the person who did those things. It wasn’t me. I would implore them to understand that I am human just like they are. I have so much regret. I made a mistake”.
So why exactly did she do it? Well, Vicky has blamed it on her hectic work schedule along with a break-up from fiancé Ricci Guarnaccio.
She reveled: “My relationship with Ricci was draining and I wasn’t in a good place. I was so frustrated, angry and utterly exhausted. When we broke up I thought everything could be OK again. But all I felt was overweight, unconfident and angry. I was miserable.
“I needed time to come to terms with things but instead I was on a beach in Australia filming a new series of Geordie Shore feeling lonely. I did what was required for the show but deep down I felt so alone in Australia”.
However, once the cast got back from Australia, the producers wanted them to film the following series right away, and within six weeks. Vicky added that she is annoyed that she didn’t follow her instincts and pull out of the series, but she was worried that they would axe her if she wanted to take a break from the show.
She said: “All I dreamed of doing was coming home and spending time with my mum and dad, rejuvenating and then going on holiday with my mates. But, unfortunately there wasn’t any time for that in the schedule. They wanted another series done within six weeks.
“No one forced me. It was my decision whether to go back or not. But I felt that if I didn’t do that series then I might not keep my place in the show. Looking back now, I made the wrong decision. I should have followed my instincts. I was in no position to go into filming. I needed a break for my own sanity. I was stupid to go back. I could have lost everything.”
Vicky even went on to say that she had to “stay p*ssed” to get through series six of the show as the tensions between the cast was so high. During the night in question, Vicky admitted that she “was drunk and stressed out” and the last thing she wanted “was a load of people looking at me”. After feeling a “cup of ice” down her back”, she ended up lashing out.
However, the star insists that she is now “single, older and wiser” and she wants to bring the “real, fun, Vicky back”.