The Only Way Is Essex's Gemma Collins quits show?

Published Friday, Oct 24 2014, 10:23 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Gemma Collins is set to quit The Only Way Is Essex, according to reports.

Gemma has starred in TOWIE since the second series, however she is said to be growing tired of appearing in the ITVBe reality show.

TOWIE's Gemma Collins steps out at the Reveal Online Fashion Awards at DSTRKT in London, England - 20 May 2014

© WENN / Daniel Deme

Earlier today, it was claimed the curvy blonde wants to try her hand at new projects - including fronting her very own chat show.

Given all the wise advice she has passed on to her co-stars over the years, we think this would be the perfect job for Gem!

A source told The Sun: "Gemma feels she's done her time on TOWIE and is keen to try new things. She believes her profile is high enough to jump ship and go it alone."

Harry Derbridge, Sam Faiers, Kirk Norcross & Gemma Collins.
Signing copies of the new 'The Only Way is Essex' DVD.
HMV, Westfield, Stratford, East London.
London, England - 29.09.11
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Gemma back in the day!

Gemma first appeared in TOWIE while working as a car saleswoman in 2011. In her first ever scene, the bubbly Essex girl was seen selling a motor to Kirk Norcross.

Over the years, viewers have seen the star fall for Kirk's dad Mick, enjoy a brief romance with James 'Arg' Argent and get up to mischief with Bobby Norris.

She's also had her fair share of bitter rows with cast members and is famed for showing off her figure in a swimsuit and declaring to Arg: "You ain't ever going to get this candy!"

TOWIE's Gemma Collins and James 'Arg' Argent pose for an Instagram picture - 7 February 2014

© Instagram / @missgemmacollins

TOWIE returned for the 13th series earlier this month and although Gemma appeared in the two-part Ibiza opener, she disappeared for the next few episodes.

After receiving messages from worried fans on Twitter, Gemma assured her followers she had not quit and had just been feeling under the weather.

This came amid rumours she is set to star in the new series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! next month.

Could the jungle be the start of a new direction for Gem? Reveal contacted a TOWIE rep, who told us: "As far as we are aware, Gemma has no plans to leave TOWIE."

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