Gemma Collins was threatened with a shovel by an online troll before the Dancing On Ice final, her skating partner Matt Evers has revealed.
The former TOWIE star, 38, returned to the ice on Sunday evening for a group performance alongside her fellow contestants who were eliminated during the series.
But, before taking to the ice, Gemma was threatened by a troll on Twitter who sent her a scary message.
Speaking to The Sun, Matt revealed: “Gemma has been so excited about getting back on the ice and told fans that nothing was going to stop her. Then one person wrote, ‘at least not a shovel.’
“I wrote back straight away, ‘I hope this is not serious,’ and reported it to Twitter.
“It’s very scary to think there is someone out there who would want to physically harm her.”
Gemma made headlines throughout her time in the skating competition as she clashed with judge Jason Gardiner and fell face-first onto the ice during one of her performances.
The star even pulled out days before the final after Jason likened her to a “refrigerator” last week.
After Gemma accused Jason of “bullying her”, he apologised for his comments and insisted it was a “light-hearted joke”.
On Saturday night’s Jonathan Ross Show, Gemma was adamant she would be strapping on her skates for Sunday’s final.
As Gemma made her highly-anticipated return to the ice last night, not everyone was impressed with her comeback.
As she skated out onto the ice with Matt to Beyonce’s Crazy In Love, many accused the reality TV star of “not skating” as she spent the majority of her short routine on her knees.
One person said on Twitter: “Gemma didn’t even skate! All the other contestants did something but it’s like she puts no effort in?!” while another wrote: “Actually screaming at Gemma not skating at all and just rolling around on the ice. Sensational.”
Last night, former Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan was crowned the winner alongside his pro partner Alexandra Schauman.
Love Island star Wes Nelson bagged second place alongside his partner Vanessa Bauer, while Saara Aalto and pro Hamish Gaman came third.
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