Gemma Collins calls police to her home after boyfriend ‘beats her up’

Gemma and Alexander had an argument at her Essex house


by Owen Tonks |
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Gemma Collins called police to her home on Saturday night after her boyfriend allegedly beat her up.

  • The Only Way Is Essex* star, 33, who is rumoured to be entering the I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! jungle on Sunday, was apparently preparing for her trip to Australia when the assault took place in Brentwood, Essex.

Convicted criminal Alexander Moss is said to have flown into a rage before trashing Gemma’s house.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “Gemma was gearing up to fly to the jungle when the incident happened. She was preparing to go to the jungle as a single girl. But she had an argument with Alex and he flew off the handle.

“She is not in a good way and has been badly hurt and her house has been smashed up. The police were called.

“Gemma has known Alex for a long time, they are very close but she is deeply hurt and distressed.”

The reality star recently announced she was leaving TOWIE and was due to film the finale of the show on Sunday before flying Down Under for I’m A Celeb this week.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “We were called to an address in Warley near Brentwood shortly before 1.15am today following reports a woman had been assaulted.

“Officers went to the location and the victim was assessed by ambulance paramedics but did not need hospital treatment.

“Police inquiries into the incident are continuing, a potential suspect has been identified and is being sought by police.”

Gemma first started dating Alex when she was in her 20s before he went to prison in 2012 for five-and-a-half-years for conspiracy to supply cocaine.

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Tom Daley1 of 33

Tom Daley

His diving show Splash! was cancelled in February so, aside from his diving duties, he's got some time spare. Plus, he learned some survival skills from his travel show Tom Daley Goes Global. Could they come in use in the jungle?

Max George2 of 33

Max George

Former The Wanted singer Max announced with his fellow band members that they were going on a hiatus in January meaning the star has time to chomp on some bugs in the jungle

Michelle Keegan3 of 33

Michelle Keegan

The former Coronation Street actress and fiancee of reality star Mark Wright is no longer hanging out in the Rovers Return so could she be meeting up with her ex Max George in Australia?

Brianne Delcourt4 of 33

Brianne Delcourt

The Dancing On Ice pro is rumoured to be heading Down Under to reflect in the jungle after her EastEnders actor ex Matt Lapinskas allegedly cheated on her

Dynamo5 of 33


The magician has now finished filming his show for Watch meaning he has time to jet off to Oz

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Gemma Collins

The Only Way Is Essex star recently announced she was leaving the reality show and it wouldn't be the first time a TOWIE cast member has headed straight from Essex and into the jungle

Fearne McCann7 of 33

Fearne McCann

Fearne McCann is another one of the TOWIE girls rumoured to be going on the show

Jessica Wright8 of 33

Jessica Wright

Oh, and Jessica Wright is yet ANOTHER Essex resident rumoured to be taking part in the series

Chloe Sims9 of 33

Chloe Sims

Oh, and would you look at that! Chloe Sims is yet another of the TOWIE lot apparently heading Down Under

Alex Reid10 of 33

Alex Reid

He's a bit of an expert when it comes to reality television having won Celebrity Big Brother in 2010 but will he triumph on I'm A Celeb?

Ant McPartlin11 of 33

Ant McPartlin

This would be a bit strange considering he's actually one of the hosts of the show but he's still rumored to be going in nonetheless. He told the Daily Star: "I would give the Bushtucker Trials a go, but not the testicles."

Charlie Stayt12 of 33

Charlie Stayt

The BBC Breakfast host may be leaving the comfort of his morning television sofa to slum it in a hammock under the stars

Jim Davidson13 of 33

Jim Davidson

The funnyman won Celebrity Big Brother in January and said he wanted to "go for the double" on Twitter in regards to I'm A Celeb

Jeff Brazier14 of 33

Jeff Brazier

He rose to fame as a star of Channel 4's Shipwrecked so chilling out in the jungle for a while might not be that difficult for him having already been stuck on a desert island. He's also a member of the ITV family with his regular presenting spots on This Morning so it would be easy for him to transfer over to one of their other shows

Josie Cunningham15 of 33

Josie Cunningham

She said she'd abort her baby to go on Big Brother but she's now had her little one and just weeks after the birth she's rumoured to be heading into the jungle

Melanie Sykes16 of 33

Melanie Sykes

She hosts Let's Do Lunch with former King of the Jungle Gino D'Acampo so she's well placed to get some good advice for the show

Michael Le Vell17 of 33

Michael Le Vell

Michael Le Vell returned to Coronation Street in March and apparently wants to use the show to turn around his public image after he was accused of a sexual offence, of which he was found not guilty. However, a source told the Daily Star I'm A Celeb bosses wanted someone "with more charisma and personality". Ouch!

Nicola Adams18 of 33

Nicola Adams

The Olympic medal-winning boxer thinks her sport has toughened her up for sleeping with the creepy crawlies and anything hanging out in the jungle trees. She said: "I'm competitive. I'm an athlete so I'd be ready for anything in the jungle."

Pascal Craymer19 of 33

Pascal Craymer

Pascal appeared on The Only Way Is Essex after dating Mario Falcone but she's also been romantically linked to gymnast Louis Smith and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's footballer ex Ashley Cole. She's tipped to be this year's Myleene Klass by showing off her impressive figure in a bikini

Roy Keane20 of 33

Roy Keane

The former Manchester United skipper has been approached by I'm A Celeb bosses to make an appearance and the assistant manager of Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland might be coming round to the idea. He told Shortlist: "I've had the Celebrity Big Brother offers and the jungle stuff. I met the jungle people but I thought, 'Nah, not for me.' The more you say 'no', the more determined they are to get you so who knows?"

Robbie Savage21 of 33

Robbie Savage

Another footballer rumoured to be taking part. Although, he insists he isn't going to appear on the show. But isn't that what they're supposed to say? It's all meant to be top secret!

Teri Hatcher22 of 33

Teri Hatcher

The former Desperate Housewife has experience eating "locusts and other weird creatures" so she's got it covered when it comes to chomping on animal balls

Tulisa Contostavlos23 of 33

Tulisa Contostavlos

The former N-Dubz star is free from her X Factor judging duties and is currently in the midst of a comeback. And with her single Living Without You to promote, a daily television slot can't do any harm...

Vicky Pattison24 of 33

Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison exclusively told heat she was leaving Geordie Shore so she's free as a bird to do whatever she wants. And having spent a lot of time Down Under filming the show that made her famous, she might fancy another trip

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Gemma Merna

Gemma's final episode of Hollyoaks is set to air in November giving her the chance to eat a load of bugs. When asked if she'd like to go on the show, she said: "Never say never".

Hulk Hogan26 of 33

Hulk Hogan

The wrestler is often rumoured for reality shows and I'm A Celeb producers are said to be keen to get him for the show

Jake Quickenden27 of 33

Jake Quickenden

Jake was eliminated from the X Factor during week three of the live shows and we reckon he'd be a hit in the jungle given his love of whipping off his clothes

Liam Gallagher28 of 33

Liam Gallagher

Liam recently announced his band Beady Eye had split and, although he has some other projects in the pipeline, has he allowed some free time for a trip to Australia?

Ricky Hatton29 of 33

Ricky Hatton

Former boxer Ricky is said to be taking part in the show and is tipped to come in second place behind diver Tom Daley

Carl Fogarty30 of 33

Carl Fogarty

The racing driver has been spotted in Australia days before the show stars

Vicki Michelle31 of 33

Vicki Michelle

The Sitcom star is said to be taking part

Michael Buerk32 of 33

Michael Buerk

The newsreader has apparently been offered £120,000 to go into the jungle

Tinchy Stryder33 of 33

Tinchy Stryder

The musician was spotted in Australia the week before the show is due to begin sparking speculation he'll be making an appearance

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