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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.

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Gemma Collins having gene test after mum’s breast cancer scare: ‘It was a wake up call’

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TOWIE legend Gemma Collins has revealed that she is undergoing a potentially life-saving genetic test, to see if she carries the BRCA gene which assesses a person’s risk for developing breast cancer.

The decision came after Gemma’s mum, Joan, 67, found a cancerous lump between her breast and armpit, prompting Gemma to take her own health seriously.

Additionally, the reality star had also previously lost a female relative to the disease, and hoped that by taking the test she could have some peace of mind about her own risks of developing breast cancer.

Recalling the moment her mum shared the news of her diagnosis, Gemma told The Sun, that she didn’t actually find out about Joan’s secret health battle until she’d been given the all clear. “It was over the phone.

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