Who is Gemma Collins? Celebrity Big Brother 2016 contestant guide

The TOWIE star is swapping bling for the BB house...

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Name: Gemma Collins

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Age: 34

Twitter: @missgemcollins

Famous, why? For being on The Only Way is Essex 

Bio: The reality star joined TOWIE for its second series, instantly becoming a staple of the show with her outrageous one-liners, spats with fellow cast members and out-going personality.

Known on the show as GC, she’s since quit and in 2015 swapped Essex for the Outback as an I’m a Celebrity contestant – although she didn’t last very long in the jungle, walking out of the show three days after it started. Will she fare better in the CBB house?

Gemma has been very outspoken about her struggle to lose weight — and in the grand tradition of reality stars, she’s started her own fashion line.

Then: Gemma getting a bit ‘agg’ on TOWIE in 2011

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Now: Gemma on This Morning discussing why she quit I’m a Celeb