SHE's grown up on front of the nation ever since crashing onto TV screens up and down the country in Geordie Shore back in 2011.
But after moving to the bright lights of the capital, being crowned Queen of the Jungle and fronting more campaigns than she can remember, Vicky Pattison says she is ready to go home after landing her dream job.
Vicky says within five years she hopes to be back in her beloved Newcastle, starting a family with husband-to-be Ercan Ramadan.
Chatting exclusively to The Sun, Vicky, 35, announced she is will be joining Heart North East Drive from next month.
Vicky will join co-host Adam Lawrence permanently from September 11.
Vicky said: "For a long time I thought it was never going to happen. This has been on my vision board for years. I am such a little sad act.
"That is always how I work. I try and be positive and work hard and manifest it. The whole Heart team I love them, Amanda Holden, Ashley James, Kelly Brook – they are amazing.
"To be able to join and be at home and present to the North East, I think its a testament to when the time is right.
"If you look back to where I started there was just no chance that I would have imagined I could have to be doing the things I am now."
Vicky hopes her new presenting gig – her first ever full time job – will help coax Ercan to relocate north with her.
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Vicky said: "Home is always going to be the North East – I am hoping eventually I will completely make the move back up and spend time in London for nice jobs and fancy dinners… but Newcastle is my home.
"Ercan never wanted to move up here, he is South East London, born and bred – his family didn't know what to do when I moved into Essex it was a big deal.
"I have been trying to drip feed him the thought of moving to Newcastle – he was just so against it he thinks he will be freezing.
"But I found a way to chance his mind. I started sending him links to houses you can get up here and how much more you get for your money – its amazing, we can live like kings.
"He is listening to the ideas and hopefully when we are at the age to have kids and settle properly it will be up in Newcastle.
"I am 35 now and I am really feeling like I have five more years living around London left in me and then I might want to be closer to my family.
"We will see but this job is a huge step to making that dream a reality.
"It's a proper honour to get this job. I am obsessed with the Geordie people."
Despite appearing on countless TV shows over the past decade, for Vicky, her slot on Heart Drive will be her first "proper job".
She laughed: "It is my first ever full time job. When I was younger I flitted all over the place.
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"The next the closest thing I did to a proper job was in a call centre but even that was shifts.
"This is the same time every day Monday to Friday – I would by lying if I said I wasn't nervous but am very aware that that is so tone deaf but I've just not done a nine to five."
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