He was announced as Jamie Laing’s replacement over the weekend.
And now it’s been claimed that actor Kelvin Fletcher “ditched” another high-profile reality show to take part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Looking fab after losing a reported three stone, Gemma revealed: “Well, I’ve got gossip Lorraine.”
However, after Jamie got injured, he defected to the BBC and Strictly.
Gemma revealed of Kelvin: “He was apparently meant to be doing Dancing On Ice, then Jamie – bless him – hurt his foot.”
The GC explained that show bosses “called him up” and, she revealed: “He said: ‘I’m going to Strictly.'”
Kelvin was jokingly branded a “turncoat” by fellow guest Dan Wooton.
The former Emmerdale actor is married to sweetheart Eliza. The pair have two children – daughter Marnie and son Milo – together.
Gemma also admitted that she is desperate to go on Strictly next year, having competed in Dancing On Ice earlier this year.
She revealed she would “really, really” like to take part in the show.
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She added: “I did love doing Dancing On Ice. They’re really backing me the BBC, so hopefully next year. You never know.”
Gemma, who had a podcast with the BBC, also revealed her dream dance partner – show veteran Anton Du Beke.
Jamie Laing was forced to quit the show just days before its launch, with Dan Wooton revealing show bosses have said he can return to the dance floor next year.
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