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 hit back at Samantha Giles after she joked she would "punch her" if they ever crossed paths.The former Emmerdale star, who confessed she doesn't watch herself in the soap, did not hold back as she gave her view on the former TOWIE star's route to success. "All these reality stars, I haven't got a clue who they are!" the 50 year old said. "That Gemma Collins, I think I'd punch her if I ever came across her." The soap star added to the Daily Star: "I don't know - how can someone so talentless and revolting have made so much money?" Samantha continued: "I wouldn't mind if she'd give it away and did something good with it, but all she seems to do is put more s*** on her face and do her nails." Gemma was clearly devastated as she took to her Instagram Stories to repost the interview, adding "#BeKind".
She also wrote: "I don't find someone wanting to punch me a joke." "Nothing wrong with reality stars. We were all given an opportunity and we made the best out of it." Gemma also responded to Samantha's claims that she only used her money for physical enhancements. "I give loads to animal charity's and charity and I don't just do my face and get my nails done.
I work hard. Very upset to think a woman wants to punch me for what exactly [sic]," Gemma continued. Gemma finished: "Really upset right now.