Brian McFadden has said that “diva” Gemma Collins gets blocked from the Dancing On Ice WhatsApp group if she becomes rude.
The former Westlife singer is set to appear on the ITV skating show and has revealed that he and fellow contestants have a strict policy on their group chat.
Brian has said that The Only Way Is Essex Star Gemma is swiftly blocked from the group if she becomes too much of a diva.
He said at the Dancing On Ice launch: “She gets removed when she’s rude. She can be a diva to all the ITV people, but if she’s a diva to us she gets blocked.”
Fellow competitor James Jordan revealed that the group which frequently blocks Gemma is called Icicles, adding “there’s only about three of us that get involved”.
James said he wants to beat Brian, and that his rival “wants me to fall over and smash my face on the ice”.
He added: “If I go out second but beat him, I’m happy.”
As the competition intensifies ahead of the show, McFadden has said that any romantic feelings are unlikely to blossom.
He said there is little risk of a “curse” on the ITV show to rival the so-called “Strictly curse”.
The singer said: “It’s different on this show than Strictly, how intimate Strictly is, it’s quite touchy-feely.”
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Gemma 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 Evers 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.”
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