Gemma Collins and Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean issues warning to Gemma Collins ahead of Dancing On Ice

She has a lot of confidence ahead of the new series

Dancing On Ice’s Christopher Dean has warned Gemma Collins that she won’t turn into a professional skater overnight.

Former TOWIE star Gemma oozed confidence in a trailer for the brand new series and insisted she believes she’s going to win it.

However, professional skater Chris has said Gemma has “got the talk” but he wants to see if “the talk translates to the skate”.

Christopher Dean during the Dancing on Ice: Semi Final
Chris warned Gemma that she won’t turn into a professional skater overnight (Credit: ITV)

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In the trailer, Gemma said: “[Jayne] Torvill and Dean, you’re gonna take a step to the left, because I am about the win the Bolero Cup.”

Speaking to The Mirror, Chris said: “She has got the talk, but we will see if the talk translates to the skate.”

When he was told she said “you never know” at the idea of being as good as him, Chris said: “Give her 40 years, then maybe.”

It comes after Gemma, 37, promised she’ll be like Beyoncé on the ice.

Gemma Collins at the Dancing on Ice photocall held at the Natural History Museum ice rink
Gemma promised she’ll be like Beyonce on the ice (Credit: Wenn)

The reality star will compete in the figure skating challenge and has vowed that each week she will channel a bigger diva for her performances on the ITV show.

Gemma has said that by the fourth week she will be the ultimate showstopping diva, and channel herself as she goes “full GC”.

The star has been paired with expert skater Matt Evers for the series, which will air in early 2019.

Gemma said: “Just think Beyonce on ice, honey. That’s me. Beyonce for the first week, Mariah for the second, Celine Dion for the third, and then full GC for the fourth.”

Matt has said that after the hard training sessions to become accustomed to the ice, his dance partner has now been given her first taste of the show’s glamorous costumes.

Matt Evers and Gemma Collins at the Dancing on Ice photocall held at the Natural History Museum ice rink - Arrivals
Gemma is paired with Matt on the show (Credit: Wenn)

He said his dance partner is “in GC heaven”.

Gemma said: “I’m like Lady Gaga aren’t I? The more over the top the better. I’m working with the costume department really closely. I’ve asked for grade A Swarovski crystals, and as many feathers as they can find. They’re totally on board.”

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will return to present Dancing On Ice.

Holly and Phil attend a Launch Photocall at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink in London
Holly and Phil will return to host the series (Credit: Brett D. Cove /

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The brand new series will return in January with the likes of former EastEnders actor Richard Blackwood and Westlife’s Brian McFadden also taking to the ice.

Joining them will be Love Island’s Wes Nelson, Loose Women star Saira Khan, X Factor’s Saara Aalto, Grease icon Did Conn, Corrie’s Jane Danson, Neighbour’s star Mark Little, Pussycat Doll Melody Thompson, cricketer Ryan Sidebottom and Strictly’s James Jordan.

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