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Fans blown away by video of Gemma Collins tap dancing as a teen

Doesn't she look sweet?

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Contestant Gemma Collins has shared a very special throwback video with her fans ahead of this week’s live Dancing On Ice episode.

Taking to Instagram, the TOWIE star posted a sweet clip of her younger self singing and tap dancing, as she admitted she was “very nervous” for her latest performance.

Next to the sweet video, Gemma, 37, wrote: “Here’s to tonight. I’m very nervous as it’s so different, my performance. I hope you all enjoy it.”

On Twitter, she also revealed: “I am skating NUMBER 4 this week ❤️💋❤️⛸ myself and @TheMattEvers have really put in the hours this week xxx.”

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Gemma famously attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School as a child and wowed fans at Christmas by reaching the final of the BBC’s musical special All Together Now Celebrities with her rendition of Hey Big Spender.

Her 1.2m followers rushed to comment on the video with one declaring: “A star is born!”

A second commented: “Love this! We will be watching. Go Geyonce! You can do it. G x.”

A third added: “I’m supporting you my lovely, do your best that’s all we want.”

Gemma collins and Matt Evers on Dancing On Ice
Gem is partnered with Matt Evers (Credit: ITV)

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A fourth joked that her background in tap dancing might get her in trouble, writing: “The panel will probably say you’ve got an unfair advantage @gemmacollins1 🤣🤣🤣🤣😍.”

Others warned her to ignore judge Jason Gardiner, following their on-air spat last week, when Gem called Jason “boring” and told him: “Don’t sell stories.”

The fan wrote: “Gemma ignore that awful judge he’s a nasty piece. Just do you. I think you are fantastic. I will be voting. You aren’t going anywhere other than to the final. Keep shining.” While another said: “Good luck and rise above those bullies x.”

A third added: “Think you are doing just fab, so entertaining and I really admire you for standing up for yourself! X.”

It follows comments about Gemma from judges Jayne Torvill and Chris Dean on Sunday’s This Morning.

The skating legends confirmed the reality star had been working harder this week, with Jayne telling presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes: “She is quite determined. She’s promised us this week she’s gonna working harder.”

Chris added: “Serious numbers this week, working harder, so we hope to see an improvement. She wants to put her best foot forward and show that she has put the time in. I don’t know if it’s too little, too late, but she’s certainly working harder this week.”

Gemma has been a controversial contestant, inspiring diva headlines, feuds and even legal threats from Jason – and now she’s having “night terrors” thanks to all the stress.

The TV star’s boyfriend, James ‘Arg’ Argent opened up about the pressure she’s been under, saying: “She’s been waking up in the middle of the night having nightmares. I remember one particularly bad one when she woke up and was grabbing my arm, she was really panicking.”

James Argent and Gemma Collins, Celebrities Attending The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards In London
The TOWIE co-stars have spent much of the past eight years on/off (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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