GEMMA Collins surprised everyone when she signed up for Dancing On Ice 2019.
Given the TOWIE star is a self-proclaimed, high-maintenance diva, will she be able to hack the ice-skating competition? Here's what you need to know about The GC.
Has Gemma Collins quit Dancing on Ice?
No, she's still very much in the competition.
Holly Willoughby blasted 'diva' Gemma Collins over her behaviour on Dancing on Ice, causing the Towie star to threaten to quit the show.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Holly, 37, said: “I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show.
“But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.”
Co-host Phillip Schofield, 56, said Gemma — whose debut routine drew an extra million viewers — held up the “whole studio” on Sunday afternoon by “having a nap”.
Kem then revealed she was forced to say Gemma was late to Dancing on Ice rehearsals by This Morning bosses – and has since offered her a grovelling apology.
On January 17, 2019, in an exclusive interview with The Sun Online, Gemma revealed the row has made her grow a huge CYST on her shoulder and fear her teeth will fall out.
Does Gemma Collins have skating experience?
Actually, yes she does - which is why she's one of the favourites to win.
In fact, her brother used to play ice hockey.
Speaking at the ITV Palooza back in October, she told The Sun Online: “My brother used to be a hockey player so we used to spend a lot of time at the ice rink.
“I’m really enjoying it. It is exhausting, it is challenging. Obviously I’m not as fit as the other dancers. You sweat so much on the ice.
“Wait until you see me in January."
In January 2018, GC revealed her mother had sent her to dance classes as a child.
Has Gemma Collins lost weight through Dancing On Ice?
Why yes she has - a fair bit actually.
At the launch of Dancing On Ice, Gemma exclusively revealed to The Sun Online how she had dropped two dress sizes, and hoped to lose even more weight as she progresses through the competition.
She said: "I've dropped two dress sizes already but it doesn't matter how slim my body gets my face always carries weight.
"Everything has just gone down but the minute this show ends I'm getting my boobs lifted.
"I just seem to have lost weight off my top bit and my boobs have just gone south so basically yeah, the minute the show ends I'm getting my boobs uplifted.
"I couldn't have really had it done at a better time as I would have lost a bit more on this.
"[Then] Get on a beach in Dubai, get papped and drink a Pina Colada."
Is Gemma Collins still dating James Argent?
Gemma famously dated her Towie co-star James "Arg" Argent on and off throughout 2012 before he ditched her for Lydia Bright.
The Sun revealed that Gemma and Arg enjoyed secret sex romps in 2016 on the very same week he reunited with Lydia who he had spent six months trying to woo back.
She has also dated car mechanic Rami Hawash, who made several appearances on the Essex show.
The pair announced their engagement on December 27, 2013, although this was broken off several weeks later.
Gemma and Arg got back together in 2018, though reportedly split up again in July.
However, their split was short lived and the couple were back on in August and are now inseparable.
What has Arg said about Gemma Collins doing Dancing on Ice?
He exclusively told The Sun: "I am going to be in the audience cheering her on. I can’t wait; she has worked so hard, taken no days off, been on time every day – she comes in and she’s sweating and exhausted.
"People are going to be really surprised and see how much she’s put in when she performs. Gemma has never looked so good – she’s like a fine wine, she just gets better with age."
He also credits his recent reformation to Gemma’s unwavering support, saying: “We’re in a great place. She gives the best cuddles I man can ask for.”
Why doesn't Gemma Collins like the Loose Women ladies?
The Towie star lashed out at Loose Women in an exclusive interview with The Sun Online after she was invited on to the ITV show in June to discuss her new book.
During her appearance, she was quizzed by the hosts about writing her own book.
She told The Sun Online: "For me, Loose Women is the worst show on earth.
"They invite guests on, they are horrible to them. I personally would never go on the show again.
"They invite you on the show and then they are rude to you. Why invite me on?"
Jane said: “I’ve done Loose Women two or three times with Gemma Collins. She was good as gold, we’ve had a lovely time.
“So when I read what she’d said, I had no idea what she was talking about. Because one time she came, she brought her mum. We did a thing about her mum not being very well. We’ve always been lovely to her.”
When did Gemma Collins fall down a trap door at the Teen Awards?
Gemma Collins suffered a shock when she fell into a massive hole on the stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards in October 2017.
Love Island stars Amber Davies, Jamie Jewitt and Marcel Somerville ran to help her as she suddenly dropped through an open trapdoor.
The Towie star quickly took to social media to confirm she was OK - and later said it was "all worth it" when she posted a selfie with Rita Ora.
What TV shows has Gemma Collins appeared on other than Towie?
After she shot to fame in Towie, Gemma featured in a host of shows, including Celebrity Big Brother and Splash!
In 2014, she also took part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here on ITV, but pulled out after just 72 hours in the jungle for health reasons.
Gemma - who got people talking in July 2017 after wearing an unusual orange dress with large shoulder pads to a celebrity party - starred in Sugar Free Farm in early 2017 where celebrities completely ditch sugar from their diets for two weeks.
The reality star found herself looking for love on Celebs Go Dating in 2018, however, her stint on the show didn't go without controversy and she was slammed by former Hollyoaks star Paul Danan for her demanding behaviour.
On September 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed Gemma has signed up for the next series of Dancing On Ice after receiving a written offer from ITV to take part in the skating show.
She will be partnered up with fan-favourite professional skater Matt Evers.
What is Gemma Collins's background and what is her net worth?
She shot to fame in 2011 after landing a major role on The Only Way Is Essex in the second series.
Despite starting out as a car salesperson, Gemma's popularity on the show allowed her to launch her own clothing line and boutique shop in Brentwood.
The GC's range specialises in plus size fashion and is also available to buy online from her website.
alongside numerous TV appearances, including her short stint on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2014.
Gemma has a reported net worth of £2.7million.
You can stay up to date with everything The GC is getting up to by following her on Instagram.
Her account handle name is gemmacollins1.
Has Gemma Collins got a designer vagina?
In 2017 Gemma made a saucy revelation of her own – that her privates look good enough to be in a movie.
The Towie beauty had an intimate £2,000 procedure in March 2015, and she hasn’t looked back since, joining the likes of Danniella Westbrook and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley who had their own laser treatments.
Speaking shortly after the procedure, Gemma said: “I actually pride myself – I’m mega-confident because I know I’ve got a designer vagina.
“It looks like something you’d see in a movie.”
“Designer vaginas are all the rage in Essex and it’s an important part of my rebranding. I’ve become a virgin again,” she joked.
The star now has “facials” on her privates, which includes steaming, scrubbing and exfoliating.
At the time, Gemma also admitted that she hopes surgery on her privates will help her bag a new man.