Gemma Collins leaving The Only Way Is Essex to become the new Oprah

The star wants her own chat show


by Owen Tonks |
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No, no, NO! This is simply not acceptable! Gemma Collins is leaving The Only Way Is Essex to front her own show.

The reality star is said have grown bored of her repetitive role on the series and is planning on becoming a chat show Goddess just like Oprah.

A source told The Sun: “Gemma feels she’s done her time on TOWIE and is keen to try new things. She believes her profile is high enough to jump ship and go it alone.

“There’s even talk she could have her own show with Lime Pictures, who make TOWIE.”

And former car saleswoman Gemma will be off to a good start with the next leg of her television career as she’s rumoured to be heading into the I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! jungle next month.

She's also had successful presenting stints on ITV’s This Morning, has her own plus size clothing range and runs a fashion boutique in her home county of Essex.

But, like fellow current cast member Lydia Bright, she may be back in the future.

The source added: “Gemma hasn’t closed the door completely on TOWIE but there’s lots of other projects she’s being lined up for.”

Gemma, it won’t be the same without you!



TOWIE in Ibiza

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Dan Osborne, Georgia Kousoulou and Jasmin Walia

We're hard pushed to say anything here. Let's just appreciate the glory that is Dan O.

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Ferne McCann and Lewis Bloor

Ferne looked gorge in her flared LBD with bright orange heels. Lewis opted for a relaxed printed shirt and slim jeans. No socks, obvi.

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Gemma Collins and Mario Falcone

Gem enjoyed a refreshing drink in the sun, wearing an art deco-style beaded dress while Mario, who's finally back on the show, slouched around in a weird mesh tee and torn skinnies.

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Georgia Kousoulou and Charlie Sims

Georgia showed off her enviable pins in a cute Zara PJ playsuit, adding a slick of red lippy for colour. Charlie went for top-to-toe black, defying the unspoken rule to wear happy colours in Ibiza. Rebel.

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James Lock, Dani Armstrong and Jasmin Walia

Happy couple Lockie and Dani looked super cute together. We can't get on with blokes in flip flops, though. There's something just a bit off about seeing a fella's toes poking out of dainty thongs...

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Lauren Pope and Vas J Morgan

We loved Lauren's pretty cut-out maxi! The printed number looked so good with her flowing waves. Pope's BFF Vas went for urban moody for his night out look.

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