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Gemma Collins' boyfriend updates fans after horror Dancing On Ice fall

Towie's Arg reveals she was "crying her eyes out" backstage

Gemma Collins' boyfriend James "Arg" Argent has revealed she was "crying her eyes out" backstage after her horror Dancing On Ice fall.

Arg was in the studio audience as his fellow Towie star tripped and crashed face first to the rink on tonight's show.

He said she was in pain, had ice packs on her knees and felt embarrassed.

Arg in the studio audience (Credit: ITV)

Earlier, viewers saw Gemma take a tumble near the end of her routine.

She was helped back to her feet by professional partner Matt Evers and waved to the crowd.

She's crying her eyes out, she feels embarrassed. She is in pain, she's got ice packs on her knees.

But as she awaited the judges' scores, a visibly upset Gemma fought back tears.

Gemma fights back tears after her fall (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Gemma Collins in tears after falling face first on Dancing On Ice

Asked by hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby how he felt when he saw his girlfriend fall, Arg said: "My heart completely sank.

"I've just been with her backstage. She's crying her eyes out, she feels embarrassed.

"She is in pain, she's got ice packs on her knees.

Phillip and Holly chat to Arg (Credit: ITV)

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"I just said to her 'you showed everyone how hard you really did work this week, and no matter what, you've got up and carried on'.

"I've just got to say quickly that if she's in the bottom two tonight, if she goes home, I'm so proud of her. I love her so much."

Fans were reduced to tears at Arg's sentiments and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

* Dancing On Ice is on every Sunday evening on ITV.

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