Gemma Collins: 'Jonathan Cheban's always asking me to squash him'

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Gemma Collins has claimed Celebrity Big Brother co-star Jonathan Cheban asks her to "squash him" all the time.

The former TOWIE star has been reunited with Kim Kardashian West's best friend Jonathan at Cannes Lion, where they've both been taking part in a panel discussion for Daily Mail.

Jonathan Cheban and Gemma Collins seen at Harrods
February 2016


Speaking to the newspaper, Gemma said: "He gets real pleasure out of seeing me eat and he asks me to squash him all the time! It's really nice to have a guy as a friend, we laugh like girls. He loves my look tonight, he's like, 'You're so sexy, I'm so glad you're not wearing a pink sparkly kaftan!'"

Well, he did warn her in the CBB house: "Get rid of everything pink because it's so 2007."

Gemma and Jonathan struck up a close friendship in the CBB house earlier this year and, although Jonathan quit after just a week, they've remained in touch.

CBB: Gemma speaks to Jonathan before he decides to quit the show.
12 January 2016

© Channel 5

Even before Celebrity Big Brother began, Gemma had admitted being excited to meet Jonathan, who appears frequently in Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

"If Jonathan is in the house, I'm definitely going to ask him how the Kardashians eat all day but stay so slim, I would love to know that!" she joked.

Once the show started, Jonathan taught Gemma the art of a Kardashian squat!

After leaving CBB in January, Jonathan had said: "Gemma's great. I had a great time with her, she's a funny girl, and we laughed a lot. I have a lot of friends all over the world and when I come to the UK, I will definitely call Gemma and visit Essex and hit the town with her over there."

Essex star Gemma later said Jonathan had invited her out to LA to visit him.

We cannot WAIT to see pics of Gemma meeting Kim K!