Pattison opened up to This Morning presenters Rochelle Humes and Vernon Kay about dealing with an alcoholic parent – and seeing “alarm bells” in her own behaviour.
In her new documentary My Dad, Alcohol and Me showing on Channel Four, the star has candid conversations with family about the truth of the illness.
Here’s what you should know and Vicky Pattison and her documentary:
Who is Vicky Pattison?
Vicky Pattison, 34, is a British reality television star, known best for her early appearances on MTV’s Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach.
The Newcastle-born star worked in telesales and on the door of some nightclubs before her small screen debut.
In 2015, Pattinson was named Queen of the Jungle on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! series 15.
She now has her own podcast Vicky Pattison: The Secret To.
After some public relationships tied to her TV appearances, the reality star is now engaged to TOWIE star Ercan Ramadan. The pair have been dating since 2019.
What do we know about the documentary My Dad, Alcohol and Me?
The documentary airs Tuesday August 2 on Channel Four at 10pm.
In the show, the Geordie Shore star revisits her party days while on the show and her own relationship with alcohol.
Her father, John Pattison, 62, visit a Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science in London to explore the triggers for their unhealthy habits.
On the topic of inherited alcoholism, which she has spoken publicly about before, the social media influencer discusses possible genetic links to alcoholism.
She speaks to other women who had alcoholic fathers and the impact this had on them growing up.
Pattison said she felt “a responsibility to break the stigma” surrounding alcohol, on This Morning.
She added: “The documentary has helped us so much [to] realise that there is an element of alcoholism that is hereditary or learnt behaviour.
“But there’s also a huge element of it that we can control if you get to it fast enough and you have the right resources around you.
“So for the first time in my life like I do feel really hopeful.”
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