Essex favourite Gemma, 34, had originally told fans she wouldn't be available to appear in the hugely anticipated festive TOWIE episode because of her commitments to I'm A Celeb, which runs between November and December.
But in an unexpected twist, Gemma only lasted 72 hours in the Australian jungle before quitting and flying back to Essex, meaning she was able to make the filming for the Christmas special.
A rep has now confirmed to Reveal that Gemma filmed scenes this week, so we can definitely expect to see GC when the special airs on Wednesday, 10 December.
Put it in your diaries!
We wonder if Gemma will chat about her time in the jungle with her co-stars? Despite being a viewers' favourite, she dramatically quit the show after just three days, saying the experience wasn't for her and things had happened before she arrived in Australia that had been affecting her experience.
Will she elaborate? Or will she try to forget about the whole experience, which she branded "traumatic", and just focus on Christmas fun?
Either way, hopefully she'll be getting plenty of TLC from BFF Bobby now she's back in Essex.
Bobby actually flew over to Australia to support Gemma while she in the jungle but, in a twist of fate, landed at the airport in Brisbane just as Gemma had announced she'd quit.
He later told us: "I had no preconceptions before she went in. I just wished her luck and I'm so proud. I applaud her for going in. In [the jungle] you're back to basics, it must have been so hard. I'm proud of her."
A source told the Daily Mirror of Gemma's return to TOWIE: "She did think about taking some time off because she has been having such a difficult spell recently.
"But then she realised that she feels at her absolute best when she is surrounded by her Essex mates, in places she knows and loves. That's where she can be the fabulous GC."
This week, members of the TOWIE cast were spotted filming for the Christmas special both in Essex and over in France, no doubt stocking up on festive food and plenty of booze for a big party back home!
We. Cannot. Wait.
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