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.
ITV reality TV star shared a tribute to her mum on Instagram on Tuesday to mark her birthday. “Mother dearest happy birthday,” the former Dancing On Ice and I'm A Celebrity star wrote. “Happy birthday to my ultimate Queen, Mother Dearest.
Sadly your mother left you at the hospital. But you went on to have your own children. " “Raised two children with no help from anyone,” she continued. “You’re a warrior. " The GC - who shot to fame on TOWIE - added how her mum was a "driving force” behind her and a “force of greatness”. READ MORE Martin Lewis fans say they 'need this' as he issues 24-hour announcement Gemma's mum Joan previously appeared with her on a Channel 4 documentary exploring her self-harm.
The mother and daughter duo are seen watching old footage of Gemma performing on stage as a child, but Gemma ends up in tears. "It's hard to go back and discuss something that happened years ago.
I obviously needed some sort of help or support at that time," Gemma began. "Which you would have got if you'd have spoken about it.