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.
TOWIE star Gemma Collins has expressed her deep felt gratitude for her dad on Father's Day – praising him for always keeping her grounded when it came to money.The 41-year-old TV star explained that she would always remain humble and that was all thanks to Alan Collins for keeping her in check.In a heartfelt post on the celebratory day, Gemma reflected on her family once being so poor that they couldn't afford a toaster.She hailed Alan's hard work and determination for turning things around for the entire brood, with the starlets dad starting up his own shipping company.In the sweet statement, the GC also had a lot to say about her dad's teachings when it came to spending as she boasted to once splurging £50,000 in one wild shopping spree at London's West End.However, it was Alan who came to her rescue and took the card away to prevent the Diva Forever star from possibly losing her home if she carried on like that.The adorable post was shared on Instagram with Gemma's 2.2million followers along with a cute a smiley snap of Alan in the sunshine.
The TV star wrote: "My EVERYTHING dad, you're a CLASS ACT. We were so poor once we never had a toaster we used to warm our toast on a gas fire...For more of the latest showbiz news from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here."Your endless hard work and love for your family changed that all you now have a successful shipping company but even more important then this you have given me and my brother and nephews unconditional love."She added: "Except the time I spent 50k in west end that was not a good day for me he-he, when the card got taken away, however it was from a place of pure love … the words swirl around in my head …. 'Gucci won’t pay your.