Gemma Collins reportedly launched into an explosive rant where she claimed she was a ‘f**king star’ compared to her co-stars who are ‘not up to her TV level’.
In an alleged unearthed secret recording, which was likely taken during her time on Celebs Go Dating, it appeared to show Gemma refusing to go and film in Wales with three unnamed girls and that show bosses can have her £60,000 fee back.
The 37-year-old TOWIE star, who has made headlines recently for her apparent diva behaviour behind-the-scenes at Dancing On Ice, seemed to be saying she makes her co-stars ‘look good on camera’.
She said during the alleged recording obtained by the Sun: ‘Have me hanging around to film with three girls that are clearly not up to my TV level, don’t put me in scenes with them girls.’
Gemma added that the show was about her attempts at finding love and she didn’t want to have to listen to the other celebrities’ experiences.
She continued by telling whoever she was having the row with: ‘I’m a f**king star you can’t have me hanging around all day.’
Kicking off: Gemma added that the show was about her attempts at finding love and she didn’t want to have to listen to the other celebrities’ experiences (pictured Gemma during her time on Celebs Go Dating)
Growing tearful, Gemma then appears to demand to know what she is hanging around for again, before admitting that the dating show is not right for her.
She becomes exasperated and tells the person she is arguing with that they don’t film the show the way she is used to, and after filming TOWIE all year, she refuses to hang around for anyone.
Attempting to leave, Gemma adds that she isn’t sticking around and if they want to film her then they can come to her native Essex, rather than Wales.
Raging: The 37-year-old TOWIE star, who has made headlines recently for her apparent diva behaviour behind-the-scenes at Dancing On Ice, can he heard saying she makes her co-stars ‘look good on camera’
Before finally appearing to leave the confrontation Gemma said: ‘How can I not be on screen I’m the best one on the show? Take your 60 grand back, I’m out of here, bye.’
On her way out of the situation Gemma added that if they were planning on using the footage from the argument then she would break the mic they had been using.
MailOnline have contacted Gemma’s representatives for comment.
Candid: Gemma then went on to tell them that they were filming the shows right, adding that if it wasn’t real then it would be like filming TOWIE again (pictured in January 2019)
The publication claimed that in the E4 show which aired in 2018, Gemma is set up with a man named Terry Sanders, but kicked off after she refused to return to their date after leaving four minutes into it.
In recent weeks Gemma was accused of being a diva for leaving the Dancing On Ice live show early, and has been met with criticism about it from the likes of judge Jason Gardiner and presenter Holly Willoughby.
Christopher Dean has also since had his say on Gemma, adding: ‘Some of them have a background of discipline because they’ve been in a band or been an athlete. That’s something Gemma hasn’t done before.
Makes the dream work: ‘I wasn’t aware that Gemma had left early until a while afterwards when people were talking about it,’ Christopher added. ‘What Gemma needs to learn is it’s all about being part of a team. So I’d like her to be part of a team’
‘I hope she will stay for the whole show this week,’ he remarked to the Daily Star, in what appeared to be a thinly-veiled dig at Gemma’s reality TV background and her timekeeping.
‘I wasn’t aware that Gemma had left early until a while afterwards when people were talking about it,’ he added. ‘What Gemma needs to learn is it’s all about being part of a team. So I’d like her to be part of a team.’
Gemma has asked for a public apology from Holly and her co-host Phillip Schofield for branding her ‘unprofessional’.
Penny’s-worth: Christopher Dean has become the latest Dancing On Ice star to weigh in on the controversy surrounding current contestant Gemma Collins
Gemma said: ‘I’ve been told on the rumour mill that Phil and Holly have been told off, but a public apology would go a long way’
The This Morning presenters took the TOWIE star to task for departing the show fifteen minutes early and also delaying rehearsals by taking a nap.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Gemma said: ‘I’ve been told on the rumour mill that Phil and Holly have been told off, but a public apology would go a long way.
‘I haven’t seen them yet – obviously I’ll see them at the studio, but I’d like an intervention before the show starts.
‘We need to find the culprit responsible for giving them this false information.’
Not impressed: The presenters took the TOWIE star to task for departing the show fifteen minutes early last Sunday and also delaying rehearsals by taking a nap
Gemma was said to be very upset by Holly and Phil’s comments on the ITV chat show.
They were speaking with Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, 22, who told how she had left last Sunday’s show early due to being ‘bored’.
Kem said: ‘Well I didn’t know she went until after but then we saw this video and I was thinking, “I don’t know where Gemma is,” and I went to her dressing room and she wasn’t there.
‘So I did speak to her after and she said she was a bit bored, but she does love skating.’
Holly then gave her opinion on The GC’s no-show, saying: ‘The thing is I really love Gemma, you know I’m a big fan of Gemma’s and I think she’s great on the show I do, but I think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride in your work.’
Phil then added: ‘In all the years I’ve been in television, I have never kept a studio waiting.’
Explaining Gemma’s excuse for her behaviour, Kem said: ‘I think, she says it’s not Gemma Collins, that’s The GC.’
But Holly was in no mood to indulge Gemma’s diva alter ego.
The presenter said: ‘But then that’s absolute rubbish, that’s just a really good excuse to get away with stuff you don’t want to do. I love that side of her, I do love it, but I do think professionalism will always outweigh that diva behaviour.’
Opinion: It comes after Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner weighed in on Gemma’s behaviour, branding her ‘lazy’