TOWIE queen Gemma Collins, who is a vo­cal sup­porter of body pos­i­tiv­ity and the idea of women, what­ever their size, be­ing con­fi­dent in their own skin, has long faced ac­cu­sa­tions of mis­lead­ing fans about her real size – par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the snaps she chooses to share on her so­cial me­dia ac­counts, where she is of­ten wear­ing out­fits from her own plus-size cloth­ing range. A year ago, ea­gle-eyed fans called her out for a pic­ture of her­self she had up­loaded, point­ing out the floor was ‘wob­bly’ and call­ing it ‘some re­ally bad Pho­to­shop’. One out­raged fol­lower com­mented, ‘She’s de­ceiv­ing fans, de­spite cam­paign­ing for plus-size women to be happy with their body.’

The re­al­ity star, who was a size 24 at her largest, re­cently re­vealed she’s lost a stone af­ter go­ing on a post-Christ­mas diet, and plans to lose even more by the end of this month, as she is hop­ing to start a fam­ily with on-off (now on, we think) boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Ar­gent.

Gemma, 37, has said, ‘I’m not say­ing I’ll get to a size 10, but I do need to lose weight. For my health, I wouldn’t want to be big­ger than I am now.’ But look­ing at her ever-chang­ing sil­hou­ette, it’s hard, par­tic­u­larly in the im­age-per­fect­ing world of fil­ters and Pho­to­shop, to work out just what size that re­ally is.

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