Gemma Collins reveals the REAL reason she left TOWIE… and it’s not pleasant

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Gemma Collins

by Owen Tonks |
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Gemma Collins has spoken out about the reason why she left reality show The Only Way Is Essex – she was so terrified of living up to her on-screen persona that it gave her the shits.

The reality star became embroiled in a number of spats with her fellow TOWIE cast members during her time on the show and the stress simply got too much for her.

She told the Daily Star Sunday: “I would look in the mirror and wonder who I was. There was so much pressure.

“I used to have so much diarrhoea constantly.

“I used to be in bits before filming or going out. My guts were in bits and I was never off the toilet. It was becoming a nightmare but all that has stopped now I’ve left.” Phew!

On a more serious note, Gemma struggled to cope with the abuse she got from viewers of the ITVBe show on Twitter.

She said: “To be honest, all the abuse on social media was a big reason.

“People think I’m tough as nails but I’m as soft as s**t at the end of the day.

“I understand I came across as a b**ch the way it was edited but I didn’t deserve all the abuse.”

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