Gemma Collins not suspended from TOWIE but is “definitely not filming”

The Only Way is Essex star on a “cooling off” period following an "issue" on set with production

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Regular The Only Way Is Essex cast member Gemma Collins is currently “not filming” on the show following an “issue” on set with the production team of the ITVBe series.

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It comes after scenes in Marbella showed Gemma walk away from a heated discussion with blogger Vas Morgan, who admitted he found her and fellow cast member Bobby Norris “a bit intense”.  “I don’t want to be around that energy,” he added, as they soaked up the sun.

Gemma walked away from the conversation saying, “I can’t take your negativity”, but a spokesperson confirmed an “issue on set” with production followed.

A source told then Sun that Gemma threw a glass of champagne “in the direction of the bosses” after having a “massive hissy fit”. But her spokesperson was unable to comment on the details of the incident. “Gemma is taking a slight break from filming. She has personal commitments at the minute,” they added.

Lime Productions, who make the show, confirmed the Gemma hasn’t been suspended, with a source close to the show adding: “She’s definitely not filming. She’s certainly not been given her marching orders. It’s a break and then they’ll reassess. It’s a cooling off period.”

Filming has already taken place back in Essex, so Gemma will still appear in Sunday night’s show. Gemma hasn’t commented on Twitter, with her latest tweets marketing her own clothing collection.

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Gemma’s been with the show since the second series started in 2011 and, after a brief appearance in last year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! is currently among those rumoured to be taking part in this summer’s Celebrity Big Brother