Exclusive: I'm A Celebrity's Vicky Michelle talks Gemma Collins jungle rumours

Published Wednesday, Oct 7 2015, 16:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Vicki Michelle has told Reveal she would love to see Gemma Collins return to the I'm A Celebrity jungle.

Last year, Vicki ventured into the jungle with former TOWIE star Gemma, but while she managed to finish seventh on the show, Gemma decided to quit just three days in.

Following her brief stint first time round, there have been rumours Gemma is set to redeem herself when the show soon returns. The 34-year-old has openly said she would like a second shot at it, and now, her pal Vicki is rooting for the reality star to venture down under once again.

TOWIE's Gemma Collins reunites with former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Vicki Michelle after appearing on Chatty Man - 15 December 2014.

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We caught up with Vicki at Specsaver's Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards and she told us she has stayed good friends with Gemma since meeting her last year.

Asked if she'd like to see the Essex star back in the jungle, Vicky replied: "I love Gemma, of course. She's great tele."

Last time round, Gemma had quit three days into I'm A Celebrity, later revealing she wasn't in the right mindset to star on the show. At the time, she said on numerous occasions she "regrets letting the British public down" and has since expressed her desire to give it another go.

Rumours then surfaced that Gemma is in "advanced talks" for a return. If she does make a comeback, it won't be the first time a celebrity has entered the jungle twice. Katie Price first appeared on I'm A Celebrity during its third series, before then returning again for its ninth.

Insisting she is not a "quitter", Gemma said recently: "I was brave to go in [the jungle] and I was brave to leave because I knew I would get a lot of stick. I've taken a lot of abuse over it. I'll hopefully get my time again."

Vicki, meanwhile, has said she would love the opportunity to head back into the jungle. The thought of Bushtucker trials, creepy crawlies, little food and sleeping in the jungle is enough to put most people off doing the show, but Vicki insisted she loved every minute.

"Would I do it again? Oh yeah, of course. I absolutely loved it," she said. "Someone said to me recently; I was in the jungle for five weeks, I come out and do Big Brother for one night and get a glass on the back of the head. The jungle's nothing."

Vicki Michelle on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side - 22 September 2015.

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'Allo 'Allo! star Vicki was referring to the incident that occurred between herself, Aisleyne Horgan- Wallace, Farrah Abraham and Jenna Jameson on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side.

While appearing as a panellist on the Channel 5 spinoff show, Vicki was hit by a glass. Viewers didn't see the altercation occur as BOTS cut transmission mid show, but Vicki later revealed she had been injured, telling her Twitter followers she had been checked over by medics, before returning home that night.

The actress then gave her side of the story to The Mirror, claiming she "could have been blinded" if she hadn't have been facing the other way when the glass hit.

Last night, Vicky told Reveal she was still "wobbly" from the incident, as it had left her "off balance".

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