How Gemma Collins broke the law to catch out cheating ex

"I've done it loads throughout my life"

Gemma Collins

by Connie Hack |
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TOWIE star Gemma Collins recently admitted to lying about having a Kardashian-esque sex tape and now The GC has revealed what she's previously done to catch out her ex cheating.

The reality star recently appeared on the new TV show Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, which aired on Dave, and shared a story of how she once stuck her hand through the letterbox of her ex's door to grab his phone bill.

She then used it to see the numbers he had been calling.

"Yes, he had been cheating on me. The phone bill was a fortune, it was like £750.

"It also turned out he was calling the premium sex lines as well. So I got rid. That was it," she explained.

Gemma even said it wasn't that bad but in response to this, Mel Giedroyc replied, "I have to say, I think that's a felony."

This was a shock to Gemma who went on to admit that she has opened other people's post lots of time throughout her life and even asked if she could get arrested for doing it.

Darren Harriott, who was also on the panel, joked, "Is Gemma going home in cuffs?"

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When Gemma paraded through the Big Brother garden with a Shetland pony

When the Celebrity Big Brother stars were asked what one-off luxury they would like to be treated to in the isolated house, what did Gemma ask for? Contact with her family? Nope. A pamper treatment? Not quite... No, the GC asked for none other than a Shetland pony - which she proceeded to dance with around the garden. While stroking the pony, Gemma exclaimed "I want pink ones with glitter in their hair".

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When Matt Evers saved Gemma's precious blow-dry from the rain

Matt Evers protects Gemma Collin's fabulous blow-dry whilst leaving himself to become soaked in the rain on the Dancing on Ice red carpet.

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When Gemma slipped during her Dancing on Ice routine

The 2019 series of Dancing on Ice is the gift that keeps on giving and poor old Gemma had viewers glued to their screens when she tripped over her foot and skidded across the ice. Ouch. The TOWIE queen soon picked herself up and styled through her ice-skating miss-hap. Jason Gardiner reportedly suggested that Gemma's fall was karma for her diva tantrum the week before.

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When Gemma's entourage fixed her dress on the NTAs red carpet

Can you even call yourself a diva if you don't enlist a personal helper on the red carpet? The GC had her entourage to hand, ready to smooth out any creases in her glamorous dress.

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When she spent 72 hours in the jungle

Gemma famously lasted just 72 hours in the I'm a Celebrity jungle, but she still managed to make the nation laugh with her outrageous behaviour. The TOWIE star even insisted "People that murdered get treated better than this, and thats the truth. Even a murderer gets fed three times a day."

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Gemma's infamous candy scene

Ah, the early days of Gemma and Arg's relationship. The GC was filmed in a Marbella special, when she famously told on/off boyfriend Arg "Don't ever disrespect a girl like that again. Take a good look at this, you ain't ever gonna get this candy.", before dropping her throw and strutting away in a black swimsuit.

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Gemma's friendship with Kim K's BFF

Gemma made pals with no other than Kim K's best-friend, Jonathan Cheban in Big Brother, where she told him "By the time you're finished with me, I'm gonna be a Gem-dashian." The stars have been friends ever since and Jonathan even flies over to the UK to visit Gemma, where the pair go on fancy shopping trips to Harrods together.

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When she was a total diva in an interview

Anyone else still cringe when they remember that painfully awkward chat between Gemma and an interviewer who hadn't read her book? The GC had a major diva-meltdown when she found out the journalist hadn't been seen a copy before holding the interview, thus ending the call, "Darling, don't worry, we're going to get the book publishers to send everyone doing an interview the book. Thank you, bye!"

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When Gemma went into full GC mode on Jason Gardiner

Dancing on Ice has been full of feisty celeb dramas. Gemma didn't hold back after Jason Gardiner accused of her being lazy. The TOWIE star furiously shouted "Boring!" before yelling, "Don't sell stories on me." Poor Matt Evers couldn't even hide how awkward he felt...

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When she dumped her date live on Loose Women

Ah, poor Laurence Hearn - the charming man that attempted to win over Gemma, only to be dumped live on Loose Women weeks later. OUCH.

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Basically, her entire time in the CBB house

Other hilarious moments from Gemma's stint in the Big Brother house included yelling at producers, "I don't need the money! I've got money!". She also got upset when Big Brother failed to provide professional blow-dries: "This is very expensive hair and its all frazzled, because you've only got straighteners in here, you haven't got heated rollers. So, you can pay for me to have a new set of extensions. Straighteners are what weirdos use on their hair."

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And when she fell down the trap door at the Teen Choice Awards

Talking of Gemma's tumbles - how could anyone forget her iconic fall down the trap door at the BBC1 Radio Teen Choice Awards?

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In other GC news, Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby recently hit out and claimed that Gemma is "rude" and "vile".

Charlotte lashed out on her Instagram Story - which was deleted shortly after - and wrote, "This woman is the most rudest, vilest woman I’ve been in the same airspace of. What had this girl done on TV but degrade everyone and act like she’s the dogs b---ocks. I have first hand witnessed her ABSOLUTE RUDENESS."

It isn't the first time people have spoken out about their opinions of The GC, just a few weeks ago former BFF Saffron Lempriere threw shade at Gem. However, Gemma hasn't publicly responded to either Charlotte or Saffron.

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