Vicky Pattison talks about dad's battle with alcoholism

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    She’s entered the jungle for a second time.

    And it looks like Vicky Pattison’s adventure on the Australian version of hit show I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here will be an emotional one.

    The Geordie Shore star broke down in tears on the most recent episode of the reality show as she spoke out on her father’s battle with alcoholism.

    Candid: Vicky Pattison broke down in tears on the Aussie version of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here as she spoke out on her father's battle with alcoholism

    Candid: Vicky Pattison broke down in tears on the Aussie version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here as she spoke out on her father’s battle with alcoholism

    Vicky was speaking to Aussie comedian Fiona O’Loughlin, who revealed to the Brit that she is a recovering alcoholic.

    Vicky got emotional as she revealed her own family ties to the disease: ‘You hear such horror stories about alcoholism and I see it with my own eyes,’ she sobbed. 

    ‘You wonder, “Is this person ever going to get any better?” and, “Am I going to end up the same?” or, “Is my dad ever going to turn his life around and be the bloke I used to know he was?”‘ 

    Getting to know you: Vicky was speaking to Aussie comedian Fiona O'Loughlin, who revealed to the Brit that she is a recovering alcoholic

    Getting to know you: Vicky was speaking to Aussie comedian Fiona O'Loughlin, who revealed to the Brit that she is a recovering alcoholic

    Getting to know you: Vicky was speaking to Aussie comedian Fiona O’Loughlin, who revealed to the Brit that she is a recovering alcoholic

    Vicky went on to admit to Fiona that ‘it’s me mam I feel sorry for. And him. I want him to have a better life.’

    ‘It feels so good to know there’s another side of it possibly for my dad.

    ‘You ask yourself why. As a kid I asked myself, “Was I a bad kid, did I drive him to it, why doesn’t he love me enough to stop?”‘

    Emotional: Vicky got emotional as she revealed her own family ties to the disease: 'You hear such horror stories about alcoholism and I see it with my own eyes,' she sobbed

    Emotional: Vicky got emotional as she revealed her own family ties to the disease: 'You hear such horror stories about alcoholism and I see it with my own eyes,' she sobbed

    Emotional: Vicky got emotional as she revealed her own family ties to the disease: ‘You hear such horror stories about alcoholism and I see it with my own eyes,’ she sobbed

    Close talk: 'You wonder,

    Close talk: 'You wonder,

    Close talk: ‘You wonder, “Is this person ever going to get any better?” and, “Am I going to end up the same?”‘ she told Fiona

    Vicky has previously been candid about her desire to curb her own drinking, after shooting to fame on the notoriously wild reality show Geordie Shore.

    The star sought help from therapists Nik and Eva Speakman after revealing she was tired of her partying ways, and her inabilty to just have ‘few social drinks’ on a night out and instead go for complete blow-outs. 

    Appearing with the Speakmans on Loose Women, an emotional Vicky explained: ‘I sort of want the next phase of my life to be unhindered by sort of I suppose the fact that I don’t feel as though I can go out and just have a couple of drinks, I feel like I have to go out and have a massive night.’

    Tearful: Vicky went on to admit to Fiona that 'it's me mam I feel sorry for. And him. I want him to have a better life'

    Tearful: Vicky went on to admit to Fiona that 'it's me mam I feel sorry for. And him. I want him to have a better life'

    Tearful: Vicky went on to admit to Fiona that ‘it’s me mam I feel sorry for. And him. I want him to have a better life’

    Speaking out: 'You ask yourself why. As a kid I asked myself,

    Speaking out: 'You ask yourself why. As a kid I asked myself,

    Speaking out: ‘You ask yourself why. As a kid I asked myself, “Was I a bad kid, did I drive him to it, why doesn’t he love me enough to stop?”‘

    Reformed party girl: Vicky has previously been candid about her desire to curb her own drinking, after shooting to fame on the notoriously wild reality show Geordie Shore

    Reformed party girl: Vicky has previously been candid about her desire to curb her own drinking, after shooting to fame on the notoriously wild reality show Geordie Shore

    Reformed party girl: Vicky has previously been candid about her desire to curb her own drinking, after shooting to fame on the notoriously wild reality show Geordie Shore

    ‘I have to be the life and soul of the party, the centre of attention. I have to be drunk. I can’t just have a couple of sociable ones and it hurts.’  

    The reality star-turned-presenter added: ‘It kills us that I can’t just be normal in that respect.’   

    Nik and Eva explained how they helped Vicky to see her favourite drink of gin and tonic differently.

    The star has carved out a fresh career as a presenter and I’m A Celeb veteran, having been crowned the Queen of the Jungle on the UK’s 2015 series.

    She flew to South Africa this month to compete on Aussie version alongside fellow Brit, former Royal butler Paul Burrell.

    Close: Vicky and Fiona had a emotional talk during another long night in the jungle

    Close: Vicky and Fiona had a emotional talk during another long night in the jungle

    Close: Vicky and Fiona had a emotional talk during another long night in the jungle

    Back in the jungle: Vicky has carved out a fresh career as a presenter and I'm A Celeb veteran, having been crowned the Queen of the Jungle on the UK's 2015 series

    Back in the jungle: Vicky has carved out a fresh career as a presenter and I'm A Celeb veteran, having been crowned the Queen of the Jungle on the UK's 2015 series

    Back in the jungle: Vicky has carved out a fresh career as a presenter and I’m A Celeb veteran, having been crowned the Queen of the Jungle on the UK’s 2015 series

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