TOWIE's Arg congratulates Gemma Collins on Splash: 'Well done girl!'

Published Monday, Jan 6 2014, 08:31 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
James 'Arg' Argent has congratulated his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins on her Splash! appearance, saying she did herself proud.

TOWIE favourite Gemma was among the celebrities competing in the first heat of the Tom Daley diving show at the weekend and although she unfortunately didn't make it to the next round, she was definitely the highlight of the show for many viewers after facing her fears to perform a solid dive (and looking rather glamorous while doing it!)

Arg, The TV Choice Awards 2013 held at the Dorchester - Outside Arrivals, 9 September 2013

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Gemma Collins prepares to take her dive from the 3 metre board on Splash!
4 Jan 2014

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Arg was unable to watch as he's currently in Las Vegas, but he sent a message of support to Gemma afterwards.

"Mum just told me how well (Gemma) did on Splash last night! I might of said it would be slightly funny to watch but knew she would prove everyone wrong and do herself proud! Well done girl."

Gemma was among five stars competing on Saturday night's (4 January) show. She entered the programme despite having a fear of water and admitted on Saturday she'd found the training tough – and she had nasty looking bruises across her chest to prove it.

Gemma Collins prepares to take her dive from the 3 metre board on Splash!
4 Jan 2014

© Rex Features / Matt Frost / ITV

She gained enough public votes to make it to the Splash Off against Michaela Strachan, but the judges voted two to one to put Michaela through to the next round.

The always bubbly Gemma took it all in her stride, quipping to hosts Vernon Kay and Gabby Logan: "That's the best news I've heard all day! I've overcome my fears and I will not be going in the water again!"

If any Gemma fans, however, are planning on getting into the water anytime soon, then good news! She revealed via Twitter that she designed the swimsuit gown she wore on the show and she'll be bringing it out to buy later this year.

"Thank you for your amazing comments from last night show#splash2014," she added. "Can't thank you enough support is overwhelming."

Splash! continues Saturday at 7pm on ITV.