Gemma Collins is definitely going to bring glamour and sass to next year’s series of Dancing On Ice.
And although we have to wait until January to see her take the ice, the star has given fans a glimpse of herself practicing her skating skills during rehearsals.
Gemma, 37, shared a video to Instagram on Thursday showing herself and pro partner Matt Evers swinging their hips and body rolling as they practice a routine.
In the clip, former TOWIE star Gemma is seen skating backwards while swinging her hips and spinning around before body rolling with Matt.
She captioned the post: “Working on new routine today… @dancingonice @themattevers. I’m NOWHERE near PERFECT but I am GIVING this EVERYTHING I HAVE.”
Fans praised Gemma and expressed their excitement to see her star on the new series.
One person said: “AMAZING Gemma… you go girl,” while another gushed: “Omg! Amazing! You can skate backwards! Top marks from me!”
A third added: “Amazing cannot wait for Dancing On Ice next year you’ll smash it.”
It comes after Gemma admitted she believes she could win the series.
In a new trailer for the show, Gemma said: “[Jayne] Torvill and [Christopher] Dean, you’re gonna take a step to the left, because I am about the win the Bolero Cup.”
She also promised fans she’ll be like Beyoncé on the ice.
The reality star will compete in the figure skating challenge and has vowed that each week she will channel a bigger diva for her performances on the ITV show.
Gemma has said that by the fourth week she will be the ultimate showstopping diva, and channel herself as she goes “full GC”.
The star has been paired with expert skater Matt for the series, which will air in early 2019.
Gemma said: “Just think Beyonce on ice, honey. That’s me. Beyonce for the first week, Mariah for the second, Celine Dion for the third, and then full GC for the fourth.”
Matt has said that after the hard training sessions to become accustomed to the ice, his dance partner has now been given her first taste of the show’s glamorous costumes.
Gemma said: “I’m like Lady Gaga aren’t I? The more over the top the better. I’m working with the costume department really closely. I’ve asked for grade A Swarovski crystals, and as many feathers as they can find. They’re totally on board.”
Meanwhile, pro skater Christopher Dean has warned Gemma that she won’t turn into a skating queen overnight.
Speaking to The Mirror, Chris said: “She has got the talk, but we will see if the talk translates to the skate.”
When he was told she said “you never know” at the idea of being as good as him, Chris said: “Give her 40 years, then maybe.”
Do you think Gemma will go far in the competition? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think!