GEMMA’S ‘QUIT THREAT’ CHILLS BOSSES

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by JAMES INGHAM

DANC­ING On Ice bosses fear Gemma Collins will quit be­fore even mak­ing it on to TV.

The TOWIE diva has al­ready threat­ened to walk away from the se­ries just days into train­ing, it is claimed.

She is be­lieved to be this year’s high­est paid star, on an es­ti­mated £100,000.

But ITV ex­ecs are ter­ri­fied their big star-draw won’t even make it to the live shows in Jan­uary.

A DOI source said: “Sign­ing Gemma has been a huge scoop for the show.

“She is ex­pected to be a huge rat­ings draw but no-one is cel­e­brat­ing just yet.

“Chan­nel big­wigs and show pro­duc­ers are al­ready wor­ried Gemma will quit the show be­fore view­ers get to see her skate.

“She’s al­ready had one diva tantrum and threat­ened to quit af­ter fall­ing in train­ing. No­body took her threats se­ri­ously this time but with an­other two months be­fore the show airs, every­one in­volved is wor­ried the show’s big­gest star could walk.”

Gemma, 37, has pre­vi­ous form for leav­ing TV shows.

The re­al­ity star sen­sa­tion­ally quit I’m A Celebrity back in 2014 af­ter just three days, claim­ing “mur­der­ers are treated bet­ter than this”.

Gemma also threat­ened to walk out of the Celebrity Big Brother house nu­mer­ous times dur­ing the 2016 se­ries be­fore be­ing con­vinced to stay by the pro­duc­ers.

A no-show on DOI would mean Gemma los­ing most of her pay cheque.

Our in­sider added: “Gemma is known for be­ing one of the big­gest di­vas on TV.

“She’s al­ready started moan­ing that the train­ing is too hard and she can’t do it.

“No-one on the show would be sur­prised if she quit.”

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