Gemma Collins was eliminated from Dancing on Ice on Sunday night after a skate-off with cricketer Ryan Sidebottom. The TOWIE star fell over twice in rehearsals before the live show and received the lowest score of the evening with just 15.5 out of 40. Speaking to presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, the GC admitted it was her time to go.
Gemma said: “I said tonight’s my night. I’m just going to bow out gracefully now. I wish them all the best of luck.”
Asked if she would carry on skating, the reality star said: “Probably not though but I have enjoyed working on my fitness.
“I really need to go now. I’m exhausted as well.”
Gemma had a leaving party to celebrate her time on the show and was joined by her professional partner Matt Evers, Brian McFadden, Ryan Sidebottom and Love Island’s Wes Nelson, among others.
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How much did Gemma Collins earn on DOI?
Dancing on Ice contestants are reportedly paid between £20,000 and £100,000 to appear on the show.
A source told the Sun: “Gemma was one of the first names they wanted to sign.
“They made her a big offer and are confident she will be one of the stars of the show this year.
“They think viewers will love to see her show off her dancing skills, particularly as Strictly turned her down.
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“We’ll have celebrities from all walks of life on our shows. The GC is a big character and will be telly gold. Strictly’s loss is Dancing on Ice’s gain.”
The highest paid star was Baywatch’s Pamela Anderson who took home £150,000, the Mirror reported in 2013.
A source told the paper: “Pammy is the biggest star we have had in years and we hoped she would pull in millions of viewers for weeks and weeks.
“Her skating partner Matt Evers flew to America for weeks of training.
“We had to book first class flights for her and source plush accommodation for months too in case she got to the final stages.
“All in all we’ve spent about £150,000 on Pammy and she has lasted one week. It’s a disaster.”
Dancing on Ice continues next Sunday at 6pm on ITV.