Vicky Pattison says Loose Women boss told her to ‘push guests to make them cry’

Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison has hit out at ITV bosses for pushing her to make guests cry on Loose Women.

Pattison, 35, landed a spot on the ITV daytime panel show in 2015 and appeared several times until her last stint in 2019.

But after leaving the show, the former Queen of the Jungle has blasted producers for trying to push emotional guests to tears.

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Vicky claimed that during interviews, she would be told through her earpiece to deliberately ask questions that would push guests over the edge.

She said that it was likely she would be seen shaking her head during these segments as she would refuse to do what producers had told her.

Speaking on her podcast, Vicky Pattison: The Secret To…, she explained: "I used to do Loose Women… I remember getting voices in my ear saying: 'She's about to cry, push her on this…'

"Like when we were interviewing people and I just remember – if you ever see a clip of me on Loose Women, I bet you I'm shaking my head. Because I'm physically like: 'There's no way I'm doing that, no way I'm doing that'."

Despite the remarks she made, Vicky stood firm in saying she was not making digs at the show, stating she knew there had been big changes since she left.

After the explosive revelation, an insider told The Mirror that Vicky has been a long-time fan of show and that the Loose Women girls were like a family to her.

"She has been a guest many times and has loved each and every appearance on the show. They consistently offer a very welcoming and safe space for her," the source said.

Vicky is no stranger to tears on Loose Women, having broken down herself whilst appearing on the show in July 2016.

She had been talking with fellow panellists Kaye Adams, Coleen Nolan and Jane Moore when she opened up on her insecurities about her self image.

In the emotional moment, Vicky confessed in a clip she suffered heavily from imposter syndrome – believing that she did not fit in and she was not as good as everyone else.

As a panellist, she would then break down in tears, saying: "I feel really stupid hearing that back."

She later admitted that she does what she can to tell young girls that they can be strong and how the things people say do not affect them.

"I don't want to be that role model who tells girls you need to listen to these people. It's demoralising!"

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