Gemma Collins finally BREAKS SILENCE about Dancing On Ice ‘diva’ claims in new video

Gemma is very upset!

Gemma Collins

by Alex Ross |
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It's been a dramatic week for TOWIE star Gemma Collins! After she reportedly took a nap on the Dancing On Ice set last weekend, host Holly Willoughby branded her 'unprofessional', with her fellow contestants calling her a 'diva'.

Now, as Gemma is no stranger to quitting reality shows, rumours were rife that she'd left the show after she believed there was a 'conspiracy' to get her off. Despite keeping silent for the last few days, The GC has now spoken out, revealing she's 'heartbroken' over the recent reports.

Filming herself on her Instagram Story whilst training for Dancing On Ice, Gemma told fans, "So sorry for my eyes looking so heavy. Obviously I've been really devastated by all the hurtful press reports this week, which haven't been true.

"But I'm not giving up, I'm not quitting. I'm here with the team.

"I've got the shakes where I've been so upset. Please don't believe what's been put out there. Do I want to quit? Yes but I'm not gonna. It's really got me down this week but I hope you enjoy our routine this Sunday."

©© Gemma Collins/InstagramStory

Reports earlier in the week suggested that Gemma had instructed the Dancing On Ice cameramen to 'stop filming' her, to which she also responded to in the video.

Panning her camera around to the film crew, Gemma asked, "Did I tell you at any point to get your cameras off the ice?", to which they replied, "No, we're always here, always filming. Not us anyway."

Gemma's video didn't end there, the reality star went on to address the claims that she is a 'diva', adding, "I know people say I'm a diva but it's a bit of a laugh, it's not actually true. The reason I haven't been on social media before talking about this, me and Matt have been so upset. We were shell-shocked, we didn't know what to do, we were heartbroken."

© Gemma Collins
©© Gemma Collins/InstagramStory

So, it looks like Gemma WILL be performing on Sunday night's episode of Dancing On Ice after all!


Dancing On Ice Winners

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Dancing On Ice

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Gaynor Faye

Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye won the first ever series of Dancing On Ice alongside her professional ice skating partner Daniel Whiston, under the watchful eye of judges Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Nicky Slater, Jason Gardiner and Karen Kresge.

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Kyran Bracken

Rugby player Kyran Bracken won the show - and the hearts of viewers - in the second series. Beating Clare Buckfield in the final showdown, Kyran won with his professional partner Melanie Lambert.

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Suzanne Shaw

Hear'Say singer Suzanne Shaw won the 2008 series with professional ice skater Matt Evers. Both of their final performances scored a perfect 30/30, which was the first time that had happened on the show, beating runner-up Chris Fountain.

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Ray Quinn

X Factor star-turned-Broadway star Ray Quinn won the show in 2009 alongside his professional partner Maria Filippov. The couple beat out journalist Donal MacIntyre and his partner Florentine Houdinière with their final performance. He also won the returners' series in 2014.

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Hayley Tamaddon

Corrie and Emmerdale actress Hayley won with second-time winner Daniel Whiston, beating Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy to the top spot. She also made it to the final of the returners' show in 2014, finishing second to Ray Quinn.

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Sam Attwater

EastEnders' actor Sam Attwater won the coveted prize of first place in 2011 wth his partner Brianne Delcourt, beating TV presenter Laura Hamilton. The pair also returned for the 2014 series, but finished fourth.

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Matthew Wolfenden

Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden won the 2012 series with his professional ice skating partner Nina Ulanova, beating fellow soap star Jorgie Porter to the top. This was also the year that Louie Spence joined the judging panel, if you remember...

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Beth Tweddle

Olympic champion gymnast Beth Tweddle won the 2013 series alongside her partner Daniel Whiston in his THIRD win on the show. She beat out EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas and his partner Brianne Delcourt, and came third in the 2014 returners' series with Łukasz Różycki.

Dancing On Ice continues every Sunday at 6pm on ITV.

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