It’s been clear for a long time that Gemma Collins’ TV ambitions extend much further than a starring role on The Only Way Is Essex.
She’s already added a stint on I’m A Celebrity and Splash! to her reality belt.
And the Essex legend has made no bones about her desire to do Strictly Come Dancing.
But now her Instagram followers reckon she’s teasing them about a role in that other BBC hit, EastEnders.
A video clip sees La Collins arriving somewhere , before getting out and strutting purposefully, as words herald, “She’s coming…”
And here’s the bit that’s got everyone properly excited – the EastEnders duff-duff cliffhanger is playing over the top.
It would certainly be one in the eye for all her critics, including Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, who suggested her reality background meant she wasn’t high calibre enough for the show.
Gemma hit back at his apparent pop at her aspirations yesterday.
La Collins had joked that, after falling off the stage at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards in October, it might give her leverage for landing a spot on the hit Saturday prime-time entertainment show.
At the time, Craig wrote in his Woman column: “Gemma Collins would be fun on the show, but it’s not very often that we have reality stars take to the ballroom.
“We generally have people of a higher calibre than that.”
She’s now had a word with The Sun, telling them: “I find his comment funny. I’m not low rent, Craig.”
“We’ve all got to start somewhere and it’s a shame to just knock someone out of giving them a chance because they don’t think I’m high calibre enough.
“I’m sorry I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth but I get 2.2million hits on my social media.
“If anything, I’d probably bring a different audience to the BBC.
“It’ll be called the BGC by the time I’ve finished with rumba-ing it up.”
Ha, well, while Gemma – who claims she was once crowned South-East England Champion for dancing – is doubtless not wrong about attracting a possible new crowd to the show, we think Auntie might have a thing or two to say about her re-brand!
We don’t reckon GC is really all that cross with Craig though – in fact she seems pretty chill with the whole world, after spending a cosy Christmas in the company of Jame Arg Argent.