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.
Reality TV star Gemma Collins was set to perform in Cardiff later in 2022 however has had to pull out of the Chicago tour due to injury.
An ongoing knee issue that Gemma has described as "next level" means that Gemma will not be able to take up her role as Mamma Morton in the famous musical.
Gemma was meant to take over from singer Shelia Ferguson but a nasty knee injury, which she first gained while appearing on the 2019 series of Dancing on Ice, has prevented her appearance.
The injury has now flared up again and forced her to quit the show. A spokesperson for Chicago also confirmed the news to The Evening Standard, who reported: “Gemma Collins’ management has informed the producers of Chicago she will no longer be appearing in the UK Tour of the show due to a knee injury.