GEMMA’S ‘QUIT THREAT’ CHILLS BOSSES
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.”