Gemma Clare Collins (born 31 January 1981) is an English media personality and businesswoman. In 2011, she began appearing on the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex. Following a brief appearance on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2014), Collins has appeared in various television programmes including Celebrity Big Brother (2016), Celebs Go Dating (2018), and Dancing on Ice (2019). In 2019, she began starring in her own reality series and hosting a podcast on BBC Sounds.
Gemma Collins has adopted a polar bear after falling in love with the endangered species during a close encounter. The 39-year-old TOWIE star was filming her reality show Diva when she was invited to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to get to know the animals.
During her time at the park, Gemma was allowed to feed the polar bears and quickly became obsessed with her furry friends. Following her time at the park, Gemma made a donation to the animal park's charity foundation and adopted one of the four bears living at Project Polar Reserve.