Gemma Collins ‘to RETURN to Dancing On Ice by being lowered onto the rink on a diamond-studded hoop… two years after THAT fall’
Gemma Collins is reportedly set to make a spectacular return to Dancing On Ice as a special guest this weekend.
The former TOWIE star, 39, will make a glamorous entrance by being lowered onto the rink on a diamond hoop, with sources saying she’ll be on her ‘best behaviour’ and there won’t be any ‘diva’ antics backstage.
Gemma was a contestant on Dancing On Ice 2019 with professional Matt Evers, in a turbulent stint which among other things saw her suffer a nasty fall during a performance.
She’s back! Gemma Collins, 39, is reportedly set to make a spectacular return to Dancing On Ice as a special guest this weekend
According to The Sun, Gemma’s arrival will be a throwback to her Marilyn Monroe-performance, which saw her famously hit back at judge Jason Gardiner after he critiqued her skating.
The source said: ‘Gemma is part of the show’s family now — and everyone’s really excited that she is coming back.
‘She has a huge fanbase and is always entertaining. The props department have gone all out with her sparkling trapeze hoop.’
Dramatic: The former TOWIE star was a contestant on Dancing On Ice 2019 with professional Matt Evers, in a stint which saw her suffer a nasty fall
The source added: ‘She has a reputation of being a diva, but she’ll be on best behaviour and she will be on time.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Gemma Collins and Dancing On Ice for comment.
Gemma’s Dancing On Ice stint wasn’t short of drama despite being eliminated in the sixth week, as she suffered a nasty fall during a performance.
Glamorous: It’s not the first time Gemma has returned to Dancing On Ice as she also made a guest appearance in the show’s 2019 Christmas Special
Superstar: Sources said that despite Gemma being known for her ‘diva’ antics as The GC, she’ll be on her ‘best behaviour’ backstage
The star reflected on the tumble when she returned for the show’s Christmas Special in December 2019, saying: ‘I remember thinking, ”I’m nearly at the end, I haven’t fallen yet, this is a miracle, maybe I’ll stay in for one more week.”
‘I got so excited, I just went too over the top with my movement, which you’re not allowed to do in ice skating and my toe pick got caught – and bang. I thought I was dead. I literally thought I was dead.’
The Diva Forever personality said her partner Matt, 43, encouraged her to recover from her fall as she elaborated: ‘And [pro partner] Matt was going: “Get up! Get up! Get up!” And then I just got up and I was just like: “Oh no, my life’s over.”‘
Gemma also feuded with judge Jason Gardiner, who has since been replaced by former contestant John Barrowman.
The star was left enraged as the Australian choreographer, 48, likened her to a refrigerator, which sparked a bullying row.
Defiant: Gemma was eliminated from Dancing on Ice in Week Six, and her stint wasn’t without drama as she clashed with judge Jason Gardiner following his critique of her performance