Vicky Pattison comes clean about Blind Date and I’m A Celeb ‘sacking’

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Vicky Pattison

by Jadie Troy-Pryde |
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Some celebs are REALLY not having a good week. Megan McKenna is taking a break from TOWIE, Stephen Bear gave Charlotte Crosby a TERRIBLE tattoo, and how can anyone forget the disaster that was Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad?

To top it all off, Vicky Pattison has been dealing with rumours that she's been 'sacked' from Blind Date and I'm A Celeb.

The Geordie Shore lass was in line to fill the late Cilla Black's shoes on the remake of the classic dating show, but it was recently revealed that the job was actually going to Paul O'Grady and Melanie Sykes.

However, Vicky has blasted everyone who has speculated that she was in some way fired from the job, stating that it came down to scheduling changes.

Taking to Instagram, she uploaded three videos informing fans of how she really felt about 'getting the sack' because - well - she didn't.

Vicky admitted she was approached for Blind Date but that when the show moved to a pre-watershed timeslot that the right hosts were chosen for the job.

"I was in talks to host the show... back when it was going to be a Friday night reboot. It was post-watershed and it was wild, it was crazy, it was for young audiences," Vicky explained.

"It has since had a massive scheduling change and it’s going on pre-watershed and I’m sure you’ll all agree, it is completely in that time slot 110% better suited to fantastic professional presenters like Mel and Paul.

"All I have to say about that now is in my heart of hearts I know that the right people got the job. Mel and Paul are going to smash it, especially at the time the show goes on, for that audience, and just being the constant professionals that they are. I can’t wait to watch it."

She also went on to say that accusations about her being 'sacked' from I'm A Celeb were 'offensive and hurtful'.

"If I’m not right for a job or if the producers decide to replace me I will take it on the chin. I know I’m relatively new to this industry, but i do know that’s the nature of the game," she continued.

"However there have been no decisions made about Extra Camp. None at all. And that is a quote that has gone on record from both my management and everyone at ITV.

"[Maybe] I should be flattered that anyone wants to write about us at all - but I’m not, in this circumstance it’s a punch in the dick.

"If when the time comes ITV decides to replace us or that my role is obsolete, I will accept it, but in the meantime [they are] far too busy sorting out Saturday Night Takeaway and Love Island... we get thought about much further along in the year."

So that clears THAT up.

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