‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ winner Vicky Pattison says she wouldn’t have survived the show if she was 3st heavier.
The ‘Geordie Shore’ star lost weight through a strict diet and exercise routine and credits her new healthy figure for getting her through the gruelling Bush Tucker trials.
She said: “Everything changed when I lost weight. I changed and I got my confidence back. I don’t think I would have done the jungle when I was bigger. I couldn’t have done the challenges and fit through the tubes.
“You have to be physically fit and strong for those challenges. It is demanding. If you are bigger you can’t do it.”
And the 28-year-old reality TV star – who was 12st at her heaviest – says her career rocketed when she shed the pounds.
She continued: “My career really did change an awful lot when I lost weight. I just didn’t get the opportunities I got when I was bigger. It has taken a long time for people to want me.”
Meanwhile, despite going from a size 16 to a size eight, the brunette beauty still doesn’t feel “sexy.”
She told The Sun on Sunday: “Humour can be sexy and that’s what I’m sticking to. I don’t see myself as sexy at all. I’m just a big goofball. People have seen that side of me. I just think I’m a girl’s girl.”