Vicky Pattison has been AXED from ITV’s Loose Women, just months after landing the gig.
The Geordie Shore star bagged a place on the panel after impressing ITV bosses on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year – but now, her wild ways have seen her get the boot.
Eyebrows were raised after the brunette beauty wasn’t invited to the Loose Women table at the TV Choice Awards earlier this week, which was attended by other Loose Women contributors including Katie Price and Andrea McLean.
A TV source told The Sun, “Vicky has been dropped from the Loose Women line-up in time for the start of the new series this week.
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“She’s a real party animal and seemed much more focused on nights out, which could sometimes impact her commitment to the show.
“It’s a real shame because this was a huge opportunity for her to use her popularity from I’m A Celebrity to develop a career,” they said.
Now, a spokeswoman for the 28-year-old has insisted that Vicky has plenty of other projects lined up, “Vicky was only ever contracted to Loose Women until the end of August.
“She has some hugely exciting projects coming up, which have made it impossible for her to carry on as a panellist for now.
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“Vicky loved her time on the show and is hugely grateful for the opportunity,” the spokeswoman added.
Vicky has since tweeted to deny reports that she was axed due to her partying ways.
“Regardless of what may have incorrectly reported about me, I would like to set the record straight: I’ve loved my time on @loosewomen but it was only a summer contract and now I’m having some time off before I start some big & exciting projects this Autumn!
“My relationship with all the @loosewomen, the team and @ITV is still great and we all tried to clarify the truth before this story was printed….. However we were ignored!! Anyway, THANKYOU all for the sweet messages- and I’m sure I’ll pop back to see the ladies again!” she wrote.