Vicky Pattison’s alcohol documentary brings viewers to tears

‘It hit me right in the feels’: Vicky Pattison’s alcohol documentary brings viewers to tears as she discusses her father’s battle with booze

Vicky Pattison brought viewers to tears as she discussed her relationship with drinking in the Channel 4 documentary Alcohol, Dad And Me.

The former Geordie Shore star, 34, broke into a sweat when she watched old footage of herself drunk on the programme.

The show took a look at Vicky’s relationship with her father John who has struggled with alcoholism for much of his life.

Emotional: Vicky Pattison brought viewers to tears as she discussed her relationship with drinking in the Channel 4 documentary Alcohol, Dad And Me

His relationship with booze worsened after he retired from the civil service to the point where he was drinking vodka every morning and was hospitalised with cirrhosis of the liver.

His addiction caused the breakdown of his marriage of 30 years to Vicky’s mother Carroll, who admitted she doesn’t know how he is still alive. 

During the show, Vicky said in a voiceover of her own relationship with booze: ‘Three or four drinks and I’m sociable, fun and I can function the next day. 

‘Any more and I don’t know when to stop. I’d go so far as to say I can’t stop’.

Candid: The show took a look at Vicky's relationship with her father John who has struggled with alcoholism for much of his life

Candid: The show took a look at Vicky’s relationship with her father John who has struggled with alcoholism for much of his life

Her candour impressed viewers, with many taking to social media to say the programme made them emotional.

Other viewers who have alcoholism in their family said they related to the documentary and thanked Vicky for making it.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘Just watched Vicky Pattison documentary. So so brave to tell this story. There is such a stigma attached to alcoholism and more help is needed. Well done Vicky xxxx’.

Another said: ‘Well that had me crying with you. So relatable, so very brave and I am sure it will help lots of people going through it.’

Reaction: Her candour impressed viewers, with many taking to social media to say the programme made them emotional

Reaction: Her candour impressed viewers, with many taking to social media to say the programme made them emotional

Another added: ‘Thanks Vicky Pattison for sharing your story so honestly – we should all talk more openly about some of the problems alcohol can cause in our lives. I’m sure your story will help plenty of people!’

One viewer said: ‘I found this a really moving and self aware portait of your relationship with your dad and alcohol, and I really hope we get to see more of you on tv in this way, you speak so eloquently. I wish you both well on your journey.’

Another wrote: ‘#AlcoholDadAndMe hit me right in the feels. I love and miss you dad and I know you didn’t choose that life.’

Heartbreaking: His addiction caused the breakdown of his marriage of 30 years to Vicky's mother Carroll, who admitted she doesn't know how he is still alive

Heartbreaking: His addiction caused the breakdown of his marriage of 30 years to Vicky’s mother Carroll, who admitted she doesn’t know how he is still alive

It comes as Vicky said she no longer reaches for a drink to calm her nerves – and she has credited her fiancé Ercan Ramadan with helping her. 

She told the Mirror: ‘If we had met 10 years younger, we just wouldn’t have worked at all, I probably would’ve thought he was boring. But he’s exactly what I need, he provides me with a sense of calm.’

Vicky claims she drinks because she is ‘neurotic’, adding that she’s ‘nervous all the time’.

She said: ‘When I have a drink, that relaxes me and that was all I’d ever found that calmed me down – until Ercan. He makes it feel like it’s OK to be totally myself.’

Vicky confirmed she is set to tie the knot with her partner after he got down on one knee during a sunset proposal in Dubai in February.

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking call Drinkline for free and confidentially on 0300 123 1110 

Calming herself: It comes as Vicky said she no longer reaches for a drink to calm her nerves - and she has credited her fiancé Ercan Ramadan with helping her (Ercan pictured)

Calming herself: It comes as Vicky said she no longer reaches for a drink to calm her nerves – and she has credited her fiancé Ercan Ramadan with helping her (Ercan pictured)

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