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.
The Only Way Is Essex star had been performing in the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton in the iconic musical, but sources are saying it's all over her, thanks to an injury.
The Sun reports that the blonde reality TV star has been told by her doctors and medical professionals to leave the show, following a flare-up of the knee injury which she suffered in 2019 when on Dancing on Ice.
Gemma was planning to make her big debut at the Sunderland Empire Theatre on May 31, before embarking on a week's-long run in the show.
A friend of the star told The Sun: "Gemma is absolutely gutted she’s had to pull out of Chicago. She has been in floods of tears and is inconsolable. " READ MORE : Susanna Reid shares furious Boris Johnson letter live on GMB They added that Gemma knew her knee would struggle with the "gruelling schedule" of the show and claims she was so well-prepared, she already "knew her lines off by heart".