'I've grown up 100% and don't even want to go out anymore' - Sunderland Geordie Shore and Big Brother star Charlotte Crosby says she's given up her wild days

Charlotte Crosby. Picture by Ewelina Stechnij/Headline. Not for reuse.
Charlotte Crosby. Picture by Ewelina Stechnij/Headline. Not for reuse.
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She became a poster girl for partying and was slammed for her wild behaviour.

,But Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby says she's "bored" of such antics and now prefers a night in.

The cast of Geordie Shore series nine in 2015 (left to right) Kyle Christie, Aaron Chalmers, Holly Hagan, James Tindale, Vicky Pattinson, Gary Beadle, Charlotte Crosby, Scott Timlin and Marnie Simpson during a photocall at Chandos House in London. Picture by Yui Mok/PA Photos. Not for reuse.

The cast of Geordie Shore series nine in 2015 (left to right) Kyle Christie, Aaron Chalmers, Holly Hagan, James Tindale, Vicky Pattinson, Gary Beadle, Charlotte Crosby, Scott Timlin and Marnie Simpson during a photocall at Chandos House in London. Picture by Yui Mok/PA Photos. Not for reuse.

The former Ttonic barmaid, 27, shot to fame in the infamous MTV reality TV series in which she was notorious for her outrageous behaviour.

Now Charlotte, who lived in Biddick Woods at the time she made her way onto TV screens in 2011, said she has now toned down her wild persona.

"Honestly, I've 100% grown up and changed since I was that crazy kid on Geordie Shore who wanted to do outrageous things, get really drunk all the time, make loads of memories and never let anything bother her," she said.

"Nowadays I don't even want to go out, I'm so bored of all that. I don't even drink much alcohol because I prefer a night in, sitting in front of the telly with a takeaway and a cuppa.

Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear at the launch of Just Tattoo of Us at Nemesis Tattoo Parlour in Camden, London. Picture by: Ian West/PA Photos. Not for reuse.

Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear at the launch of Just Tattoo of Us at Nemesis Tattoo Parlour in Camden, London. Picture by: Ian West/PA Photos. Not for reuse.

"I loved the show, but now I can't think of anything worse in my entire life than having to spend six weeks in that house with people shouting over one another, and food fights turning it into a pigsty."

Charlotte opens up about the traumatic reason for the transformation into maturity in her second autobiography, Brand New Me.

In April 2016, she nearly died from an ectopic pregnancy - her fallopian tube ruptured, necessitating emergency surgery.

Devastated and heartbroken by the experience, and what she claimed were the 'cheating' antics of her on/off boyfriend, Gary 'Gaz' Beadle, her fellow Geordie Shore housemate, she dramatically quit the series last June.

"The ectopic pregnancy was very serious, frightening and awful. At one point, I feared I'd never be able to have children, although I've been reassured that's not the case, but it really changed me. I saw a psychiatrist for depression for a time afterwards."

Charlotte, known for willingness to reveal every detail of her life - no matter how shocking - to her three million plus social media followers, said: "I quit Geordie Shore because I didn't want to be in it with that particular person [Gary] and go around in circles anymore, and let everyone think everything's a joke.

"Some things just aren't, and it was time to move on from that stage in my life."

The former St Anthony's Girls' School, who won Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 and has also appeared on Ex On The Beach, said love is at the heart of her current happiness.

Since February, she's been in a relationship with 2016 Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear, 27, a former roofer and seasoned reality TV personality, who's known for his controversial "banter".

She said: "People only see the TV side of him, the baddie and wind-up merchant who everyone hates, but in private with me he's not like that at all. Stephen is my Mr Right, my soulmate and I'll be with him for the rest of my life. I've always just wanted to meet someone nice and settle down.

"The real Stephen can't resist winding me up, but he's a lovely soul, kind, caring, loving and so romantic and considerate."

The pair met got together when they co-presented MTV's Just Tattoo Of Us, where celebrity couples design tattoos for themselves. But she has warned him not to propose any time soon.

"I've told him to wait 18 months because I don't want our relationship to look like a sham or a joke. Ideally, I'd like us to get married after four years, but of course, I'd be happy with an engagement ring before that. Being with him makes me broody and I'd love a large family."

Charlotte said as well as maturing mentally, she also transformed physically since her TV debut, having dropped more than two stone and four dress sizes, and undergone cosmetic surgery on her nose and lips.

"Every day I have insecurities about my body, but I don't think many women are happy with their shape and that feeling is intensified for me because people pick up on my appearance on a daily basis. I've learnt to cope with that and won't have any more work done."

However, while she may have grown up, the 27-year-old says she has not become a shrinking violet.

"Just because I'm calmer doesn't mean I'm looking for privacy," she said.

"I love sharing my life and I don't regret a single bit of having my life played out on live TV. It's made me the person I am today, helped me grow up and become wiser and stronger, and I count my lucky stars for all the opportunities it's given me.

"It would be really sad if I got embarrassed about something so little and stupid as wetting the bed, which happens to me occasionally."

"I've never changed, although I've a tougher skin and am less naive now, I'm still honest, funny, have learnt to laugh at myself and have no filter. I lay everything bare and I think I help people by giving them a release at the end of the day.

"They can laugh at me, be shocked by me, or just interested in me, and it takes their mind off their own lives. I'll carry on doing that and having adventures."

Brand New Me by Charlotte Crosby is published by Headline, priced £16.99.