Gemma Collins has made no secret of her weight struggles over the years – and now it seems she’s found the answer: ice skating.
The TOWIE star has revealed how she’s already lost a dress size thanks to training for reality show, Dancing On Ice.
In a new chat with The Sun, Gemma, 37, said: “I’ve dropped a dress size already. Look, my clothes are falling off me.”
The reality star – who recently spoke about marriage to boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent, 32 – also joked: “By Christmas I should have dropped 4 sizes ready for my wedding dress! They are working me hard.
“I’m representing the curvy girls. My clothes are falling off me now, I’m training all the time. I do love it, especially the banter with Richard Blackwood, we all have a laugh.”
Gemma was announced as part of Dancing On Ice’s line-up in September.
The TOWIE star is rumoured to be this year’s highest paid contestant, raking in an estimated £100,000.
She will be competing in January against Coronation Street star Jane Danson, former EastEnders actor Richard Blackwood, ex Strictly dancer James Jordan, Love Island’s Wes Nelson, former X Factor star Saara Alto and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.
Gemma has admitted she knows her size could limit her chances with the ice acrobatics, saying: “I’m not deluded. I know no one is going to be able to lift me up on the ice, but I’m going to throw myself into it and give the audience a good show.”
She’s also had to fend off rumours of diva antics backstage.
According to a recent report by the Daily Star, Gemma has “threatened to quit” the show already – a claim both Gemma and Dancing On Ice have said is not true.
Their source claimed: “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.”
However, a representative for Gemma told ED! the reports are “absolute nonsense”.
Meanwhile, a rep for Dancing On Ice told ED!: “There is absolutely no truth to this story. Gemma is loving been on the show and we love having her.”
Good for you, Gem, we can’t wait to see how you get on with DOI. Frankly, January cannot get here soon enough.
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