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.
Soul singer Mica Paris has opened up on her time on the MasterChef Christmas special this time around after reaching the semi-final last year.The star admitted it was less stressful in the kitchen this year with the theme of Christmas and she made some friends along the way.
Speaking to OK!, Mica revealed: "I had never met Gemma Collins before, but she’s flipping hilarious. We are both big characters, which could go one way or the other, but we got on so well." She added: "They’d be like, 'Can you come back to your tables now, please,' and Gemma and I were just cackling away. "We were a right pair of chatty Cathys!" Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter.