Vicky Pattison: Geordie Shore star gets emotional as she details egg-freezing journey on ITV’s Lorraine

Vicky Pattison. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)Vicky Pattison. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Vicky Pattison. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
The reality TV star began her fertility journey in April last year.

Vicky Pattison got emotional as she discussed her egg-freezing journey on ITV’s Lorraine. The former Geordie Shore star, 35, from Newcastle, underwent surgery to have 10 of her eggs retrieved earlier this year as she plans for her future with fiance Ercan Ramadan.

The reality TV star began her fertility journey in April last year and has been very open about the process on social media as she aims to support other women in the same position. In a segment on Lorraine’s show this morning, Vicky gave viewers an insight into the procedure.

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Speaking to the camera, Vicky said: "I am about to start the egg-freezing process. I got really serious about it last year and started speaking to my mam about it." Vicky’s mum added: "When you first told me about it, I don’t think I quite understood - until you explained the process and all about it."

The segment also featured Vicky’s fiancé Ercan, who added: "When she first mentioned it, I was a bit like Vicky’s mum. We don’t need it. We’re going to be fine. But the older you get, the harder it is to have children, so it’s a difficult one, but we’ll get through it. And women out there - hopefully, it encourages them and helps them understand like we have."

The 35-year-old revealed she and Ercan are not quite ready to start a family and appeared teary-eyed as she said: "We kind of don’t feel ready for the being parents stage. Vicky has previously said her frozen eggs and embryos are a “fertility savings account” that will enable her to have children even if she cannot conceive naturally in the future.

Speaking about the process, she continued: "If you look at it like my mam’s generation right, they were completely made to believe that they went to school, they met a fella from their area, they fell in love with them, got married, had kids...but things have changed. Women want more.

"The world is so accepting of that now, but the only thing that hasn’t changed is this ticking time clock - this biological clock that we are beholding to, and it’s scary."

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