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 MASKED Singer star Katherine Ryan revealed that her game plan was to impersonate Gemma Collins on the show - saying she's a big fan of the Essex reality star.
The comedian - who was hiding behind the mask of Pigeon - said she had to hide her Canadian accent, otherwise fans would have guessed her straight away.
Katherine, 39, admitted the obvious choice was to pick an accent and persona that she could pull off, and opted for none other than Essex star Gemma Collins, 41.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Katherine said: "I knew that I would have to change my accent because when I'm out in the world, like a pigeon living my life in London, I'm pretty anonymous until I speak and then people sometimes turn around and go are you Katherine Ryan, so I didn't want that. "I knew I wasn't going to be the best singer so I had to lean into the guessing game. "And the only accent that I can sort of do, and I'm not saying I nailed it, Gemma Collin and Essex.