Why Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison is nervous about her big TV break on I'm A Celebrity spin-off

Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison says she's nervous to be hosting the I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here spin-off show.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 4:43 pm
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:21 am
Vicky Pattison was Queen of the Jungle last year.
Vicky Pattison was Queen of the Jungle last year.

The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here spin-off show will be the main camp's "naughty little brother", according to host Vicky Pattison.

The show will return to ITV2 with a new name, new presenters and a new format after the main ITV show hosted by Ant and Dec, which starts on Sunday, 13 November.

I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp will be hosted by former winners Pattison, Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon, as well as South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey.

It will replace I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here Now, which was hosted by Swash, Laura Whitmore and David Morgan.

The show will feature unseen clips, interviews and bushtucker trials, but Pattison

Pattison, who won the show last year, said she has mixed feelings about returning to the jungle when she is not a contestant, but she is determined to make the most of her big break.

The 28-year-old from Wallsend said: "I feel like we're the main camp's naughty little brother, so we get away with more.

"I think we're definitely going to cut loose and be little rascals. Ant and Dec are the big brothers and we're the naughty little brothers.

"For me the only thing I'm dubious about or a little bit nervous (about), is for me it's the first year I'll be going back to it.

"I'm a bit gutted about how jealous I'm going to be, because it's an amazing experience.

"The feeling you get when you're in there - of achievement, of teamwork, of camaraderie, everything you get from being an official campmate - is something you can't recreate.

"I've come to terms with that this year, that's a feeling I'm never going to regain."

The former Geordie Shore star said she is determined to focus on doing a good job on the show, so won't have any of her pals flying out to keep her company in Australia.

"I really want to focus on this and I really want to be really good at it, " she said.

"It's my first proper opportunity like this and I've made no secret of the fact that I'd love to have a career with a bit of longevity to it.

"I'm a little bit in awe of everyone else, I feel like they've had a lot more practice than me.

"I'm just really nervous and the last thing I need is someone coming out and distracting me, because I know what I'm like, I'll get drunk and do something silly.

"I just want to focus on it and do something good."

Ramsey, who hasn't taken part in the show, said he isn't nervous about competing in the challenges.

He joked: "I'm from South Shields. There are kangaroo ******** on the table in every pub in South Shields.

"At least if I've had ants crawling up my **** I get to go and have a proper shower, rather get in a hammock."

* I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here starts at 9pm on ITV on Sunday, with Extra Camp starting at 10.45pm on ITV2.

The line-up includes hotly-tipped stars Carol Vorderman, Ola Jordan and Larry Lamb on the list.

Olympian Sam Quek, former Sunderland defender Wayne Bridge, Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, presenter and model Lisa Snowdon and actor Adam Thomas are also heading Down Under for the jungle show.

The 10-strong camp will be completed by comedian Joel Dommett and Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo.