Gemma Collins Reveals Why She...


Gemma Collins Reveals Why She Turned Down An 'I'm A Celeb' Return

Jess Spencer
Jess Spencer

11:26 21 Mar 2023

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She would have been class.

The queen of reality tv, Gemma Collins, has revealed she turned down the chance to return to I'm A Celebrity.

It's no major surprise that she's not keen to return, seeing as Gemma left the camp during her third day on the show in 2014.

At the time, it was reported that she was leaving for 'personal reasons' as she said "jungle life is not for me." But last November, Gemma revealed that she was "robbed and physically attacked" twenty-four hours before she entered the jungle.


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Gemma felt that she needed to go ahead with filming as she "didn't want to let anyone down."

But it seems that her feelings towards the show have changed over the past nine years as this time around, she has another reason keeping her out of the camp.

She told Metro, "I don’t want to eat animals for people’s entertainment. I said I couldn’t do it."


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What was Gemma's series like?

Gemma came twelfth on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2014, the same year as Craig Charles withdrew due to the sudden death of his brother.

Talking about why she left on Instagram, Gemma explained, "I was in a terrible state and shock as you can imagine and couldn’t see it through.

“I took lots of stick over it, but if you was robbed and attacked and then sent into the jungle, I’m sure you would have struggled too.”


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What show would Gemma have been on?

It's not clear if Gemma was approached for a return to Australia or if she would have joined I'm A Celeb: All Stars! Ant and Dec filmed the special version of the show in September last year. Joe Swash and Carol Vorderman are among those taking part.

The release date isn't out yet but we just know Gemma would have been great on it.

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