Gemma Collins reveals Dancing on Ice has already helped her drop a dress size :O


by Daisy Jordan |
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Gemma Collins has been working hard on the ice rink, training for next year's Dancing on Ice competition.

The reality TV star is starring alongside Love Island's Wes Nelson, former Strictly pro James Jordan, Westlife's Brian McFadden and none other than Richard Blackwood.

But not only have her ice skating skills improved, she's lost weight too!

In fact, GC has dropped a dress size so far - but there's more where that came from. The TOWIE star is hoping to fit into her wedding dress by Christmas.

Gemma told The Sun Online, "I've dropped a dress size already. Look my clothes are falling off me.

"By Christmas I should have dropped 4 sizes ready for my wedding dress.

"They are working me hard."

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant admitted part of the reason she signed up to the show in the first place was to slim down as she's hoping to tie the knot to James Argent in the future and wants to look her best.

GALLERY: Dancing on Ice 2019's line-up revealed


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Wes Nelson - CONFIRMED

Wes Nelson made it to the final of Love Island this year with his girlfriend, Megan Barton. The Love Island hottie wasn't shy about showing off his dance moves in the villa, so it comes as no surprise that he impressed Dancing On Ice judges in a recent audition.He confirmed he's taking part in the ITV show on Radio 1, he admitted: "Gemma Collins is going to wipe the floor with me, I'm super intimidated. ""I've been looking at the line up thinking 'oh my gosh!' Of course you'll be seeing my hips on the ice and the hips don't lie!"

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Saira Khan - CONFIRMED

Loose Women star Saira Khan will be joining next year's cast.She said on Loose Women: "I'm in it to win it! I thought 'I'm too old, I can't do it, I'm going to fall.' And my little boy said, 'Have you heard yourself mum?' He shamed me into it. I'm doing this for my kids. Honestly I cannot skate. I've never been on ice skates."

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James Jordan - CONFIRMED

Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan is swapping the ballroom for the ice rink! Confirming the news, he said on BBC Radio Five Live Breakfast: "I can dance but I'm a lot older than I used to be."People are going to probably say I've got an unfair advantage but when I got on the ice I actually shocked myself how bad I was. I want to be able to impress Torvill and Dean more than anyone else, but I'm a lot worse than I thought I'd be."

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Brian McFadden - CONFIRMED

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden has also signed up for the show! On Lorraine, he said: "I'm very excited. I've already been practising out the back garden on my rollerblades and my mum says I'm a one man Torvill and Dean."

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Jane Danson - CONFIRMED

Jane Danson, who plays Coronation Street legend Leanne Battersby, is swapping the cobbles for the ice rink. She confirmed the news on Loose Women: "I've got a big birthday next month so I'm seeing it as a challenge for the fab 40. "I'm just looking forward to it and trying not to think about being damaged. It's been a bit of a life long dream."

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Gemma Collins - CONFIRMED

It's official, theGC will take part in Dancing On Ice 2019. Speaking on This Morning, she said: "I know how hard it is."I've done my research, Phil – I am scared, I am nervous, I don't know how they're going to lift me up and how fast I can move around the ice, but I really want to give it a go."We can't wait to see what the TOWIE diva has in store!

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Richard Blackwood - CONFIRMED

Former EastEnders actor, Richard Blackwood has signed the dotted line to take part in series 11 of Dancing On Ice. The news was confirmed on This Morning and he admitted: "I grew up in Sweden, so I used to skate out there."I can skate, but I normally dance on dry land. So dancing and skating are two different things, which I've got to combine."I'm training because I know they're going to put me in some tight stuff. There's going to be a lot of shape. I'm training from now!"However fans already guessed he'd be taking part after Dancing on Ice bosses accidentally confirmed the news by sharing a video of him which included his infamous tattoos.

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Melody Thornton - CONFIRMED

Pussycat Dolls member Melody Thornton confirmed she's taking part in the ITV show on Good Morning Britain, she said: "Hi guys, it's Melody Thornton from Pussycat Dolls. And I guess the cat's out of the bag. I'm so excited."I'm going to be on the 2019 cast of Dancing On Ice. I can't wait to see you and I can't wait to do some skating for you! Love you."

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Ryan Sidebottom - CONFIRMED

Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom also confirmed he'll be on Dancing on Ice in 2019, he said on Talksport Radio: "I'm immensely excited."It's obviously something totally different, massively out of my comfort zone. I'm just going to enjoy the ride, I don't take myself too seriously."I'm going to embrace it, enjoy it, and have a laugh and a giggle along the way."

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Saara Alto - CONFIRMED

X Factor star Saara Alto confirmed on heat! radio that she'll be on Dancing on Ice next year. She admitted: "I'm super excited about this, I love new challenges and I'm very ambitious."I can be very competitive, but I mainly want to challenge myself. I'll be saying to myself 'Saara, you need to push yourself more!' I am so ready for this and I can't wait to get on the ice."

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Didi Conn, who is known for her infamous role as Frenchie in Grease, announced she's on the line-up in a message on Lorraine. She said: "Boy oh boy, I'm going from being a Pink Lady to Queen of the Ice. I'm coming to the UK on Monday and I can't wait to see you!"

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Lucy Fallon

After receiving encouragement from former finalist, Brooke Vincent, Lucy Fallon may have been convinced to get her skates on next year. The Coronation Street actress has been open about her love for Pole Fitness, maybe her raunchy dancing background would make for some of the most interesting moves the ice-rink has seen yet!

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Rylan Clark-Neal

Since his famous sobbing scenes on the The X Factor in 2012, it seems TV presenter, Rylan Clark could be putting his dancing shoes back on again. Dancing On Ice presenter, Phillip Schofield admitted he's been "hounding" Rylan to take part in the dancing competition. "He's a really good skater and he's such a great guy," the host explained. "He'd be about 20 foot tall but he'd be brilliant and so funny."

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Chloe Ferry

Former Geordie Shore star, Chloe Ferry fueled rumours of becoming a Dancing On Ice member on Twitter. Chloe liked a tweet that stated, 'Get @Chloe_GShore on @dancingonice too.' Before becoming a reality TV star and taking part in CBB, Chloe was a champion ice skater. She began at the age of seven and competed recieved numerous medals for her skating achievements.

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Nicola Sturgeon

Politicians like dancing too! Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party has spoken openly about how Dancing on Ice is the one reality TV show she would ever do. We can't wait to see what sparkly number this fashionable politician dresses up in!

Earlier this year, she explained, "I'm mainly doing the show for the amazing outfits and as a way of losing weight. If I commit myself to training and eating well I think I could really get in shape by doing the show.

'I want to get married in the next few years and I don't want to be fat for my wedding day. We've both put on a lot of weight over the summer so now it's time to work hard and get in shape."

But despite shedding pounds, Gemma won't lose too much weight as she admits she's "representing the curvy girls".

Instead she's focussing on all the laughs with unlikely pal Richard Blackwood, as she adds, "I'm having so much fun doing Dancing on Ice.

"I'm training all the time. I do love it, especially the banter with Richard Blackwood - we all have a laugh."

Glad to hear it, GC!

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