The ITV Palooza, Royal Festival Hall, London UK, 16 October 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove

James ‘Arg’ Argent begs friends to leave Gemma Collins alone: ‘You’re driving her mad’

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With only two days to go before Gemma Collins takes to the rink for the start of Dancing On Ice, the nerves are seriously kicking in.

And to make matters worse, the TOWIE star has been forced to come off WhatsApp because people won’t leave her alone.

Gemma’s boyfriend, James ‘Arg’ Argent confirmed she had quit the messaging service telling fans it was because of friends and family “driving her mad” by constantly messaging her about tickets.

He moaned on Instagram: “Gemma only has 6 tickets for DOI each week! Including me, family, friends, management, etc.

“Please understand and don’t take it personal if she can’t get you one. She’s had to come off Whatsapp because of people driving her mad. She needs to concentrate fully on her routine and no added pressure.”

Arg, 31, has been a supportive partner throughout Gemma’s highly stressful rehearsal period.

Over Christmas the TOWIE star paid tribute to his on/off girlfriend, sharing a sweet selfie together and writing: “This time last year, After many years of being friends (Sometimes with benefits 😂) we decided to make a go of things. Thank God we gave it a chance! 💖.

“This is what Christmas means to me, Hope you’ve all had a Magical time like I have!🎄⛄️.”

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The reality veteran – who is performing to Crazy In Love by Beyonce and Jay Z on Sunday – has been honest about how nervous she’s been ahead of her icy stint.

Gem is bookies’ favourite for an early exit (credit: ITV)

In fact, Gemma admitted on Friday that she’s been “throwing up constantly”, even asking her driver, Perrie, to pull over so she could be sick on the road.

In an InstaStories video, she confessed: “So me and Perrie have heart to hearts on the way to training. I’m petrified.

Poor Perrie the driver keeps having to reassure Gemma (credit: gemmacollins1 Instagram)

“I keep telling Perrie to pull the car over because I need to be sick.”

Gemma, who was also briefly a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! also shared a video where she’s speaking to her skating partner, Matt Evers, telling him: “Two more sleeps and I’m throwing up constantly. I’ve got a bucket. I won’t show you what’s in it…”

The TV star has been working hard on the ice to “prove every [bleep] out there wrong.”

In a recent interview with The Sun, she added: “Everyone thinks I’m the fat joke on the show but whatever’s going to happen in my life, I can do this.

“People will be eating their words.”

All her training (and vomiting) has apparently had an impact on Gemma’s waistline, and she recently revealed her new slimline look.

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Whether she’s first to fall over, or goes on to win the show, we can’t wait to see how Gemma gets on. Bring on the first episode this Sunday 6th January.

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