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Here's why Gemma Collins continues to be the biggest talking point on Dancing on Ice

‘Do not sell stories on me.’

LOVE HER OR loathe her, Gemma Collins brings the drama no matter what TV show she tries her hand at, and the latest show to receive the GC experience is ITV’s Dancing on Ice.

If you haven’t been keeping up to date on the saga, let’s catch you up.

Shortly before Christmas, it was confirmed that the former TOWIE star would be among the contestants on the latest series of the show – an endeavour which Gemma felt may help sway public opinion of her.

“Everyone thinks I’m the fat joke on the show but whatever’s going to happen in my life, I can do this,” she told The Sun in December.

The series kicked off on January 6th, and over the course of the last three weeks, Gemma has been at the forefront of the show’s headlines the following day, with accusations of unprofessional behaviour, spats with judges and underlying tension with host Holly Willoughby.

Indeed, last week when reports circulated that Gemma had taken a nap during rehearsals and left the studio before the end of the live show, Holly made her feelings clear on This Morning.

I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show. But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.

Interestingly, Gemma didn’t take umbrage with the critique, but maintained that both Holly and Phil had been misinformed.

Speaking on Instagram after the story broke, Gemma told her followers:

I think they were given information that wasn’t correct and they’ve given their opinion on it. Hopefully they’ve been told [the] straight facts now, but I agree with Holly. If I had done that I’d be saying the same, ‘God, how unprofessional.’ 

“Holly and Phil have done nothing wrong. At the end of the day, they were given some information and they gave their opinion,” she added.

Fair enough; time to move on to the next instalment of GC drama.

Last night marked the third episode of the series, and yet again, Gemma was the talk of Twitter after she butted heads with judge Jason Gardiner, and bore the brunt of Holly’s sarcasm.

It all kicked off when Jason gave a less than glowing assessment of Gemma’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired performance, saying: 

You were more like Anna Nicole Smith – there was no elegance, you were all over the place, there wasn’t enough skating, we’re not going to see lifts from you.

And that was enough for Gemma, who interrupted Jason’s critique by claiming he had sold stories about her during the week, which ultimately affected how she performed in front of him.

Can I just say one thing? Maybe if you didn’t sell stories on me I wouldn’t have been so upset last week, so take that.


As Jason dismissed her claims, Gemma spoke over him, saying: “Do not sell stories on me. Move on. Boring.”

While Phillip moved to interrupt the argument, that wasn’t the end of the saga as clearly Holly wanted to get a dig in at some point as well.

Ahead of Melody Thornton’s performance, Holly introduced her saying: “Well, it is time for the final skating star of the night and it’s our Pussycat Doll.”

Let’s get the inside story as she skates to a song from West Side Story, nobody sold that story that’s for sure. 

Between Jason, Gemma and Holly, Dancing on Ice is the talk of Twitter right now, with viewers divided over the conduct of all three individuals.

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