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 revealed the biggest incentive that drove her to sign up to Celebrity Bake Off this year - and it was down to a longstanding crush.
The 42 year old former TOWIE star took part in the celebrity special of The Great British Bake Off alongside a host of famous faces including Friends star David Schwimmer and ex-Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson to raise money for Stand Up 2 Cancer.
But it was a certain judge that had Gemma blushing, as she admitted that she fancies Paul Hollywood, who weighed up the baking creations alongside Prue Leith.
Gemma is never one to mince her words, and she didn't hold back when talking about her adoration for Paul in a recent interview.