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 is one of the most in-demand stars in showbiz and always on the go. So it’s no surprise that when new! calls her for a catch-up, she’s driving to another job, having just finished gruelling rehearsals for musical Chicago (in which she’ll play ‘Mama’ Morton).
We’d like to confirm no laws were broken during this interview, as Gemma was on hands-free! Luckily for The GC, her boyfriend Rami Hawash, 48 – who she started dating again last year after breaking off their engagement in 2013 – is incredibly supportive of her career.
And Gemma has recently been there for Rami after he suffered an eye injury at work, leaving him with severe sight issues. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter “He’s had one eye, bless him!” she tells us. “He’s been on painkillers and medication up to his eyeballs.” We don’t think the pun was intended!