Exclusive: Gemma Collins: 'You can't get any more TOWIE than me!'

Published Friday, Sep 18 2015, 10:36 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Gemma Collins may have left TOWIE, but she will be there "in spirit" when the cast jet to Marbella next week to start filming the new series.

The fashion designer spoke to Reveal at last night's Cosmopolitan #FashFest in partnership with Visa, where she was looking absolutely a-mazing in a burgundy low hem top from Evans.

Gemma Collins attends the Catwalk to Cosmopolitan fashion show as part of the Cosmopolitan FashFest at Battersea Evolution on September 17, 2015 in London, England.

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Gemma, who quit the show this summer, told us: "I absolutely love the show. I am TOWIE. I don't think you can get anymore TOWIE than me. It's like I haven't left, though. I speak to the guys more now. I get text messages every day saying, 'Where are you? It won't the same without you!'

"I know they are filming in Marbella next week. I will be there in spirit with them! It won't be the same without the GC stirring it up! But it was a natural progression for me to move on."

We asked Gemma if she was happy with how she left the show, following last series' storylines: "I didn't know at the time I was going to go. I did have a rough ride in the last series. But it's like EastEnders. If you see Ian Beale and Jane having a cup of tea every day being all happy, you would get bored!"

Gemma added: "It's like anything, it's a job. I did it for four years and sometimes in order for us to grow and better ourselves, you need to go in a different direction. I wanted to try different things for a bit and find out who I am. I was only 30 when I got on the show and never dreamed in my life I would become famous. To go on the show and have all eyes on you is really weird, so after four years I needed a break. But I will always love it."

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