Gemma Collins quits TOWIE: 'I've had a blast'

Published Tuesday, Aug 18 2015, 08:49 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Gemma Collins has quit TOWIE.

The fashion designer has confirmed she won't be appearing on any further series of the ITVBe show as she wants to focus on other opportunities.

WHAT!! NO GC??? We can't imagine what Essex will be like without her!

Gemma and Bobby talk at Gay Pride Party on TOWIE
15 July 2015


Gemma told The Mirror's 3am that she'd had a "blast" on the show and really had loved every minute but it was time to move on.

"It's been so much fun. It's been dramatic and emotional at times but I've loved every minute of it. I will really miss all the cast and crew and wish the show continued success."

She added on Twitter: "I've had a blast on The Only Way Is Essex. Thank you Lime Pictures, ITV and especially the fabulous fans."

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TOWIE episode to air 22 July 2015: series finale
Bobby extends olive branch to Gemma


Gemma's fall out with Bobby was a major storyline last series.

Gemma's most memorable storylines include her on-off relationship with James 'Arg' Argent - which led to THAT amazing moment where she stripped to a swimsuit and told him: "You ain't ever gonna get this candy."

Her close friendship with Bobby Cole Norris - that went through a rocky patch last series - was another big part of the show.

Of course, her departure has fuelled those rumours that she's hoping for a scond stint in the I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here jungle, after lasting just three days on the previous series.

Gemma has said herself that she'd like to redeem herself and join the show again, saying she wasn't in the best frame of mind last time to endure the jungle lifestyle.

There have also been rumours of a Celebrity Big Brother appearance.

Gemma Collins announces she is quitting 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'. 19 November 2014

© Rex Features

Gemma lasted just three days in the jungle last year.

Her exit comes shortly after co-star Mario Falcone also announced he would not be returning to the show. And last series, we saw the departures of Dan Osborne, Jasmin Walia, Charlie Sims and Ricky Rayment.

Check out Reveal's round-up of Gemma's one-liners below:

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