Vicky Pattison talks ‘complicated’ relationship with alcohol: ‘I’ve had my own demons’

Vicky Pattison has filmed a forthcoming documentary My, Dad, Alcohol and Me, about her father's battle with alcohol and even touches on her own relationship with booze too.

The former Geordie Shore star opened up to OK! in a new interview to discuss her engagement and gave us an insight into what the programme may explore.

The 34 year old said she was keen to make the important Channel 4 doc to “shed a bit of light on what it’s like to be a child of alcoholism” and “break down the stigma” surrounding it.

“It’s something that’s close to my heart, but I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where I’m emotionally strong enough, really,” she explained.

“I’ve also had my own demons, and my own difficult relationship with alcohol. So, where we look at my dad’s illness, we look at my relationship, too, and I’m so aware it’s complicated. And being on Geordie Shore and things exacerbated it."

Sharing her reasons for spreading awareness, Vicky added: "There’s so much taboo attached to addiction.

"Someone with cancer gets so much sympathy heaped upon them, and rightly so, but my dad’s really unwell and I need people to understand the way he lives his life is not a choice. I had to understand that as well and it was a dream for me and it’s brought us a lot closer.”

Aside from her busy TV work, personally Vicky has been floating on cloud nine after getting engaged to former TOWIE star Ercan Ramadan in February.

She opened up to OK! about her three-day wedding, which will include her dog Milo as ring bearer and three outfit changes.

And will her father be walking her down the aisle?

“Oh God I hope so!” she said.

“My sister got married a couple of years ago and he walked her down the aisle. My dad’s like me – he cries all the time. I just think we’re going to be walking down the aisle in floods of tears. The wedding will be sponsored by Kleenex!”

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