Gemma Collins is an English media personality and businesswoman. She is known for her reality franchise, Gemma Collins: Diva, and her podcast on BBC Sounds. She first appeared on the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex in 2011. After seeing success on the show, Gemma began appearing on other reality shows such as I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (2014), Celebrity Big Brother (2016), Celebs Go Dating (2018), and Dancing on Ice (2019). In August 2019, ITVBe premiered a one-time special Gemma Collins: Diva. The success of the special became a full series, Diva Forever.
The Gemma Collins Collection was launched in 2012 with a focus on clothing ranging from sizes 16 to 22. Gemma launched the new line for women based on her own struggles while shopping for fashionable clothing. Gemma debuted her perfume, Diva Pink, in 2019.
Known for her larger-than-life persona, she first dazzled audiences on “The Only Way Is Essex” (TOWIE) in 2011, sharing the screen with noted figures such as Joey Essex, Mark Wright, and Lauren Goodger. This marked the inception of a series of compelling collaborations. In 2018, Gemma’s infectious energy brought her to “Dancing on Ice,” where she danced to fame alongside professional skater Matt Evers. Her dynamic screen presence also captured the attention of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay when they guest-starred together on a special edition of “The F Word.” Perhaps most intriguing was her teaming up with Jonathan Cheban, Kim Kardashian‘s best friend, in “Celebrity Big Brother,” providing fans with unforgettable moments that further established her as a force to be reckoned with in the realm of entertainment.
Gemma’s journey in the world of television and entertainment is punctuated by a series of impressive recognitions. In 2012, her breakout role in TOWIE saw her being nominated for the ‘Best Female Personality’ at the National Reality TV Awards. That recognition was just the beginning, as her undeniable charm and infectious enthusiasm led her to be named the ‘Most Entertaining Celebrity’ in the UK in 2018. Her gravity-defying stint on “Dancing on Ice” not only won her legions of fans but also garnered her the ‘Best Performance’ nomination in 2019. Further cementing her status as one of the UK’s most beloved personalities, Gemma was honoured in 2020 with the ‘TV Personality of the Year’ title at a prominent media event.