Gemma Collins responds to claims she’s set to QUIT Dancing On Ice

Don't panic guys!

Gemma Collins

by Alex Ross |
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TOWIE fans were left delighted earlier this month when it was revealed that the Queen of Essex, Gemma Collins, would be appearing on the brand new series of Dancing On Ice when the show returns in January. However, it looked like GC might not make it to the show!

According to reports over the weekend, DOI bosses are in fear that Gemma will QUIT the show before it begins in January, after she threw a 'diva tantrum' in training.

A source told the Daily Star, "Channel bigwigs and show producers are already worried Gemma will quit the show before viewers get to see her skate. She's already had one diva tantrum and threatened to quit after falling in training.

"Nobody took her threats seriously this time but with another two months before the show airs, everyone involved is worried the show's biggest star could walk."

See the confirmed line-up for Dancing On Ice 2019:


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Swipe through to see which celebrities are taking part in Dancing On Ice 2019...

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Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins was one of the first celebrity skaters to be confirmed for a brand new series of Dancing on Ice 2019.

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Richard Blackwood

Richard Blackwood was announced along with Gemma Collins as one of the first celebrities to be taking part in Dancing On Ice 2019.

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James Jordan

Ballroom dancer James Jordan was the third celebrity to be announced. Speaking about the show he said, "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

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden was the fourth celebrity to be announced. When asked about his involvement 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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Saira Khan

TV presenter Saira Khan appeared on The Apprentice back in 2005. She is now a panellist on Loose Women. Saira is the fifth celebrity to be announced.

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Ryan Sidebottom

International cricketer Ryan Sidebottom is the sixth celebrity to join the line-up for Dancing On Ice 2019.

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Melody Thornton

Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton will be taking to the ice next year. The singer said, "I guess the cat's out of the bag. I'm so excited, I can't wait to see you and I can't wait to do some skating for you!"

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Mark Little

Mark Little, former Neighbours star (Joe Mangel) and comedian has been announced as the eighth celebrity to take part in Dancing On Ice.

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Jane Danson

Coronation Street actress Jane Danson, known for playing Leanne Battersby will be hoping for the same success as her co-star Brooke Vincent who took part last year.

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Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto appeared on The X Factor in 2016, now she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, who was The X Factor's Jake Quickenden.

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Didi Conn

Best known for playing the role of Frenchie in the iconic film Grease, Didi Conn will be taking to the ice rink for Dancing On Ice 2019.

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Wes Nelson

Love Island's Wes Nelson will be joining the line-up for Dancing On Ice 2019. Speaking about the show Wes said, "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!"

HOWEVER, both Gemma and ITV have now hit back at these claims, with an ITV spokesperson saying, "There is absolutely no truth to this story. Gemma is loving being on the show and we love having her."


Of course, if Gemma did end up quitting the show, it certainly wouldn't be the first time! The 37-year-old appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2014 and quit the jungle after just THREE DAYS, admitting she 'wasn't enjoying it'.

Dancing On Ice viewers will be hoping she doesn't quit the show as they will be keen to see Gemma's hilarious personality on screen. Since THAT fall last year, Gemma's popularity has soared, with many different TV shows keen to sign her up.

As well as her role in TOWIE, GC most recently appeared on cooking show, Celebrity Masterchef and she was also a popular contestant on Celebrity Big Brother back in 2017.

Gemma Collins
©Gemma Collins © Rex/Shuttershock

Meanwhile, Gemma was the first celebrity confirmed for the 2019 series of Dancing On Ice earlier this month, with the reality star telling Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, “I know how hard it is, I’ve done my research Phil. I am scared and I am nervous. I don’t know how they are going to lift me up."

Dancing On Ice returns to ITV in January 2019.

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