Vicky Pattison 'swamped by new work offers'
Vicky Pattison has reportedly already been flooded with offers of TV presenting work following her triumph on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
The former Geordie Shore star was crowned queen of the jungle on Sunday (06Dec15), beating Union J's George Shelley in second place and with The Only Way Is Essex's Ferne McCann coming third. Vicky has been open about her desire to carve out a new career, admitting some people have preconceived ideas about her because she was often seen drunk and arguing on Geordie Shore. It seems her plan has worked, with claims she has already been deluged with offers.
"She can walk out of the jungle into a new life, she will become a millionaire in 2016 and it is all thanks to her appearance on I’m A Celebrity," an insider told Britain's The Mirror newspaper. "Her life will be changed forever.
"She has dreamed of becoming a TV presenter and that dream is going to come true. The offers on the table are incredible and would have seemed unbelievable even a year ago when she was still seen as the girl from Geordie Shore."
Vicky won viewers over with her calm personality on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, often acting as mediator for arguing camp-mates such as Lady Colin Campbell and Tony Hadley. She's proud of that, because she knows many would have expected her to be as fiery as she was on Geordie Shore.
"You know there are some aggy campmates when it's me that’s required to mediate," she laughed to hosts Ant and Dec following her win. "I bet everyone thought I'd be going in there and chucking kangaroos about, but I'm goofy. I hope everyone's seen the real me in there."
The star has already received some support from George and Ferne, who both spoke of how pleased they are that she triumphed during an interview with Good Morning Britain on Monday (07Dec15).
"We really are both so proud of her," Ferne said. "So proud! To be honest, it was an honour just to be in the final with (Vicky and George)."
George added: "Yeah, to think that the final three were best mates is just the icing on the cake."
Ferne also touched on one of the show's more controversial moments; when she was seen munching on a live spider as part of one of the infamous Bushtucker trials.
"(It was) horrendous," she said. "The most awful thing. It was alive. It was a huge, giant spider. I didn't have to do it, but from the beginning I said I wasn't going to quit."
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