Gemma Collins Bio
Gemma Collins born Gemma Clare Collins on 31 January 1981 is an English reality television personality best known for being a cast member of the ITVBe reality television programme The Only Way Is Essex, joining the show in its second series in 2011. She is also well known for her public battle with weight loss, often speaking out about it on various media outlets. In 2011, Collins did a nude video piece for Heat. Due to her large following, Netflix approached Collins in 2018 to guest star in a promotional advert for Orange Is the New Black.
Gemma Collins Age
Born on 31 January 1981 in Romford, London, England, Gemma is 38 years old as of 2019.
Gemma Collins Parents
Gemma is the daughter of Alan Collins and Joan Collins . Her mum, Joan, has appeared on TOWIE numerous times. During a Loose Women appearance in 2016, Gemma talked about caring for her mum after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
In an interview with YOU magazine, Gemma said her dad “controls all her money” and that she has to check with him first if she wants to upgrade her car.
Gemma Collins Siblings
Gemma has a brother named Russell Collins. Her brother Russell opened up during Gemma’s first stint in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! about his fears for his sister.
He told heat magazine: “Underneath the brashness, she’s very fragile and I think this could be the final straw. She can only take so much.”
Talking about her weight, he added: “She tries to lose weight and then goes back to eating because she’s unhappy.”
Boyfriend – Gemma Collins Arg
Gemma is dating James ‘Arg’ Argent.
Gemma Collins Height
She is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.
Gemma Collins Weight
She weighs 110 kg.
Gemma Collins Weight Loss
She first appeared on television in The Only Way is Essex in 2011. The TV appearance prompted her to lose three stone at a diet bootcamp.
However, she really struggled to keep the weight off. In a bid to shed weight in 2015, she went to a ‘juice camp’ in Portugal losing three stone again. Later that year Gemma tried hypnotherapy to lose weight.
She told This Morning viewers: “I’ve done every diet out there. There’s nothing I haven’t done.
“I was obsessed with food. And life revolved around food and eating. There was no brain space in my head for me not to think about food, it was a living nightmare.”
Gemma occasionally presents competition segments on ITV programme This Morning and has also made appearances on Loose Women, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, Celebrity Juice and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW!.
Collins on 16 November 2014, took part in the fourteenth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! on ITV. She withdrew after spending 72 hours in the jungle, after a bumpy start in which she refused to parachute into the jungle along with her cast mates, which led to widespread bad publicity and ridicule. The drop was allegedly due to health issues.
Collins entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to participate in the seventeenth series. On 2 February 2016, she became the seventh housemate to be evicted, having received the fewest votes to be saved, spending a total of 29 days in the house. In 2017, she returned to Big Brother, as a special guest for a shopping task alongside fellow celebrity ex cast members Marnie Simpson and Nicola McLean.
In 2016, Collins stood in for Natalie Anderson presenting a fashion segment on ITV’s This Morning Summer.
In 2018, she appeared on Celebrity 100% Hotter and the fourth series of Celebs Go Dating. The same year, Collins also appeared in her own reality television show, Gemma Collins: Diva Espana. The one-off special aired on 29 August 2018. Collins also took part in Celebrity MasterChef.
Collins is currently taking part in the eleventh series of Dancing on Ice. She is partnered with Matt Evers.
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She has appeared in several television series including I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2014, Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, Sugar Free Farm in 2017, Celebrity 100% Hotter in 2018, Celebs Go Dating in 2018, and Dancing on Ice in 2019. Gemma also took part in Celebrity MasterChef.
She has made appearances on Loose Women, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, Celebrity Juice and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW!.
She released her autobiography Basically: My Real Life as an Essex Girl in June 2013. She has since released another book in 2018 titled The GC: How to Be a Diva, in which she provides advice and self help for women to gain confidence.
Gemma Collins Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
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Absolutely devastated & embarrassed, My heart is broken ❤️ but when I went down I thought of @gypsyking101 Tyson Fury and knew I had to get back up & carry on! Can’t thank you enough for your support on social media and picking up the phone to vote! Im in a lot of pain but bring on fantasy week!!! 👸⛸
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Gemma Collins ‘blacked out BEFORE Dancing On Ice fall’ and ‘was wired up to a heart monitor’… as Jason Gardiner brands accident ‘karma’ amid feud
An insider at Dancing On Ice has claimed Gemma Collins blacked out before she took her mid-routine tumble on Sunday night’s show.
Speaking to The Sun, the source alleged that it was this that caused the fall, which saw her land face-first on the ice amid her Celine Dion performance.
‘Gemma had been wired up to a heart monitor before she went on stage. She believes she blacked out while she was skating, which is what caused her to crash into the ice,’ the source reportedly said. ‘She didn’t know what had happened when she got back up — her blood sugars were low and she didn’t feel right.’
This new development comes as judge Jason Gardiner – who Gemma, 37, has been feuding with for weeks – has gone on a ‘liking spree’ on Twitter, giving the thumbs up to social media users who have branded Gemma’s fall ‘karma’.
One catty tweet aimed at Gemma, and supporting Jason, 47, read: ‘Keep going as you are, the likes of Gemma Collins make me sick. She shouldn’t be in the show. Vile. You’re a brilliant judge and know what you’re taking about.’
Jason liked this.
Another snide tweeter posted: ‘Oh @officialJasonG how we all laughed, that’s what ya call karma. Just cannot believe she’s still there!’
Jason liked this.
Gemma’s Dancing On Ice injuries are now so bad that she is being forced to use a wheelchair.
The TOWIE legend, who tumbled alongside pro partner Matt Evers, was whisked straight to the physiotherapist… and it seems that things have taken a turn for the worse.
There are even rumours that she will have to quit the competition.
Her boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent has told The Sun: ‘Gemma’s black and blue all over. She’s struggling to walk so I had to carry her to the car earlier, and she’s been using [her mother] Joan’s wheelchair on and off all day because she’s in so much pain.
‘She’s seeing a private doctor tomorrow who will determine what will happen next. It will be her worst nightmare if she’s forced to pull out of the show, she doesn’t want to be a sick note, she wants to continue and we strongly believe she’s a real contender to win.’
Gemma was mostly surrounded by support from social media users on Sunday, but some hit out at her, claiming she was faking it for publicity – something Arg has since vehemently denied.
‘Anyone who thinks Gemma faked the fall and risked life-threatening injures is an idiot. She had a feeling that something was going to go wrong on the night… and she was right!’
She admitted she was ‘devastated, embarrassed and in absolute agony’ after her fall when she emerged on Instagram on Monday morning.
She compared herself to Tyson Fury after she managed to get up after face-planting the ice during the final moments of her routine to Celine Dion’s All Coming Back To Me.
Her concerned boyfriend James Argent she showed off her bruised and swollen legs on Instagram on Monday, while Gemma told fans she is ‘heartbroken’.
Sharing the moment she took a tumble, she wrote: ‘Absolutely devastated and embarrassed, My heart is broken but when I went down I thought of Tyson Fury and knew I had to get back up & carry on.
Gemma continued: ‘Can’t thank you enough for your support on social media and picking up the phone to vote! I’m in a lot of pain but bring on fantasy week!!!’
Meanwhile Arg voiced his concern about her injuries as he showed off her bruising on Instagram. He said: ‘Gemma’s legs are terrible, look. All round her knees, they’re in a bad, bad way. This one isn’t so bad, but that one I’m worried about.’