TOWIE's Gemma Collins: 'I turned down CBB but I'd do Strictly'

Published Friday, May 29 2015, 08:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Gemma Collins has revealed she turned down Celebrity Big Brother but would love to do Strictly Come Dancing if the opportunity arose.

The TOWIE star told The Sun newspaper that she'd prefer waltzing and cha chas over spending days on end cooped up in the CBB compound.

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"I turned Celebrity Big Brother down but I'd love to do Strictly. It would be a dream. I love a good boogie and it would definitely help me shed the pounds," she said.

"My dress would be pink and full of crystals – you know, like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. I'm obsessed with that programme. I'd be very traveller style. I love the gypsies and their over-the-top things."

Gemma turned down CBB but other TOWIE stars didn't: Sam Faiers, Lauren Goodger, Mario Falcone and Kirk Norcross have all appeared on the show.

There's been no shortage of reality shows in Gemma's life, however. As well as TOWIE, she's appeared on ITV diving series Splash! and had an infamously brief stint in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year.

She only lasted a few days in the jungle before quitting but later admitted she'd been in the wrong mindset for the show because of personal troubles that happened before she arrived in the jungle.

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