"I'm Not Afraid To Tell People Exactly What I Think!" Vicky Pattison's Ready For Judge Geordie
After years of dealing with all the drama in the Geordie Shore house, Vicky Pattison's ready to tell it straight to the nation...
For four years, we've watched Vicky Pattison go through trials and tribulations in the Geordie Shore house.
From her own love dramas to fraught friendships, she's been through it all, armed with only her stubborn stoicism and witty one-liners to get her through the pain. As Vicky puts it, she's the "Katniss Everdeen of Geordie Shore".
And now she's going on the road to help the good people of Great Britain with their personal problems in Judge Geordie.
But what makes her think she's qualified for the job? We caught up with our old mate to find out, and chat about the pressure of having her very own TV show...
How are you feeling about getting back into filming for Judge Geordie?
Oh I feel nervous! I’m petrified. I’m so apprehensive. It’s such a big deal. I’m the first Geordie Shore cast member to ever have their own show with MTV, which on one hand shows they’ve got huge faith in me, but on the flip side of that coin I could fail. There’s so much pressure.
I’ve had so many lovely messages and so many kind words, so many people supporting this project, but at the same time I bet there’s plenty of people who would love to see me fall flat on my face [laughs]. It’s a real double-edged sword. I am so excited and I can’t wait to get going. I’m going to give it my all, but at the same time I’ll be petrified every single step of the way that it’s not going to be a success. It has to be a success.
Why do you think you’ll be good at solving other people’s relationship problems?
I don’t know, I’m crap at relationships, so I don’t know why I think I have the right to give people any advice whatsoever! I think where my strengths lie are in the fact that I’m quite opinionated and I’m not afraid to tell people exactly what I think, even if they’re not going to want to hear it.
I’m not saying that I know everything there is to know about relationships, I don’t, but I do think I’m quite observant and quite candid. I genuinely do want to help these people. I’m quite protective and quite maternal, and while a lot of people might not see that, I’m hoping to show more of that side in Judge Geordie.
What’s your biggest worry about having other people’s relationships in your hands?
That I’ll just make it worse! [laughs] I do have faith in myself, because I’ve had loads of bad relationships, but I’ve had some good ones. I’ve got good friendships, I’ve had failed friendships; I’ve been through quite a lot for someone of 27.
I do have faith that I can help these people, but it is a lot of pressure to have someone say, ‘This isn’t going right’ or ‘I’ve fallen out with this person’.
The worst thing anyone could say to me is that they’ve fallen out with their sister, because I have a sister and she’s my best friend, and when we fall out for even 15 minutes I absolutely hate it. If someone came to me with something like that I would just want to solve it straightaway.
I can do this. I mean, come on, I’ve lived in the Geordie Shore house for four years. I’ve seen every bad relationship that could have possibly come true there. I’ve seen love triangles, make-ups, break-ups, friends getting with other friends’ girls, friends getting with other friends’ boys. In the world of relationships, Geordie Shore is The Hunger Games, and I have come out alive. I am the Katniss Everdeen of Geordie Shore.
At what point in someone’s relationship problem will you render the whole thing unfixable and tell them to move on?
If a friendship or relationship is worth saving I don’t think you should ever walk away. I think there will be points where there is no saving it, if someone’s done something so intolerable, then Judge Geordie will put her foot down.
I’ve seen some horrible things. I think you know when it’s past saving and then you’ve just got to deal with it the best you can. You’ve got to look after the person you feel deserves it, even if it fucks the other person off.
Don't miss Vicky in Judge Geordie - Wednesdays at 9pm from 3rd June, only on MTV.