Holly Willoughby blasts Gemma Collins for ‘unprofessional’ behaviour on Dancing On Ice

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by Marianna Manson |
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This year’s most controversial Dancing On Ice contestant Gemma Collins has reportedly already threatened to quit the show after comments from Holly Willoughby

Holly hosts the main show with her presenting partner Philip Scholfield, and so is well clued in on all of the TOWIE star's backstage antics.

And now she’s offended the reality star so much with her comments that Gemma was reportedly left in ‘floods of tears’ and threatened to quit after just one live show.

Speaking on her regular gig on day time show This Morning, Holly suggested that Gemma should rethink her attitude to work.

“I love Gemma. I’m a big fan of hers. I love her on the show,” said Holly.

“But I do think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride.

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Dancing On Ice 2019 line up - stacked

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Wes Nelson

Wes Nelson made it to the final of Love Island this year with his girlfriend, Megan Barton. The Love Island hottie wasn't shy about showing off his dance moves in the villa, so it comes as no surprise that he impressed Dancing on Ice judges during his audition.He confirmed he was taking part in the ITV show on Radio 1, admitting: "Gemma Collins is going to wipe the floor with me, I'm super intimidated. "I've been looking at the line up thinking 'oh my gosh!' Of course you'll be seeing my hips on the ice and the hips don't lie!"

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Saira Khan

Loose Women star Saira Khan has joined this year's cast.She said on Loose Women: "I'm in it to win it! I thought 'I'm too old, I can't do it, I'm going to fall.' And my little boy said, 'Have you heard yourself mum?' He shamed me into it. I'm doing this for my kids. Honestly I cannot skate. I've never been on ice skates."

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James Jordan

Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan is swapping the ballroom for the ice rink! Confirming the news, he said on BBC Radio Five Live Breakfast: "I can dance but I'm a lot older than I used to be."People are going to probably say I've got an unfair advantage but when I got on the ice I actually shocked myself how bad I was. I want to be able to impress Torvill and Dean more than anyone else, but I'm a lot worse than I thought I'd be."

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Brian McFadden

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden signed up for the show! On Lorraine, he said: "I'm very excited. I've already been practising out the back garden on my rollerblades and my mum says I'm a one man Torvill and Dean."

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Jane Danson

Jane Danson, who plays Coronation Street legend Leanne Battersby, is swapping the cobbles for the ice rink. She confirmed the news on Loose Women: "I've got a big birthday next month so I'm seeing it as a challenge for the fab 40. "I'm just looking forward to it and trying not to think about being damaged. It's been a bit of a life long dream."

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Gemma Collins

The GC is part of the Dancing On Ice 2019 line-up. Speaking on This Morning, she said: "I know how hard it is."I've done my research, Phil – I am scared, I am nervous, I don't know how they're going to lift me up and how fast I can move around the ice, but I really want to give it a go."

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Richard Blackwood

Former EastEnders actor,Richard Blackwood signed on the dotted line to take part in series 11 of Dancing On Ice. The news was confirmed on This Morning and he admitted: "I grew up in Sweden, so I used to skate out there."I can skate, but I normally dance on dry land. So dancing and skating are two different things, which I've got to combine."I'm training because I know they're going to put me in some tight stuff. There's going to be a lot of shape. I'm training from now!"However fans guessed early that he'd be taking part after Dancing on Ice bosses accidentally confirmed the news by sharing a video of him which included his infamous tattoos.

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Melody Thornton

Pussycat Dolls member Melody Thornton confirmed she was taking part in the ITV show on Good Morning Britain, when she said: "Hi guys, it's Melody Thornton from Pussycat Dolls. And I guess the cat's out of the bag. I'm so excited."I'm going to be on the 2019 cast of Dancing On Ice. I can't wait to see you and I can't wait to do some skating for you! Love you."

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Ryan Sidebottom

Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom joins the Dancing on Ice in 2019 line-up, he said on Talksport Radio: "I'm immensely excited."It's obviously something totally different, massively out of my comfort zone. I'm just going to enjoy the ride, I don't take myself too seriously."I'm going to embrace it, enjoy it, and have a laugh and a giggle along the way."

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Saara Alto

X Factor star Saara Alto confirmed she would join the show on heat! radio. She admitted: "I'm super excited about this, I love new challenges and I'm very ambitious."I can be very competitive, but I mainly want to challenge myself. I'll be saying to myself 'Saara, you need to push yourself more!' I am so ready for this and I can't wait to get on the ice."

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Didi Conn

Didi Conn, who is known for her infamous role as Frenchie in Grease, announced she would take part via a message on Lorraine. She said: "Boy oh boy, I'm going from being a Pink Lady to Queen of the Ice. I'm coming to the UK on Monday and I can't wait to see you!"

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Mark Little

Australian actor Mark Little played Joe Mangel between 1988 and 1991 on hit show Neighbours. He said about the ITV show: "How exciting this is! My skating is pretty rickety. I'll be trying to find the elegance, the strength, the smoothness. I'm a bit of a danger man, a bit of a risk taker, and I do like dancing so let's see what happens."

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“You just shouldn’t do that.”

Phil went on to elaborate that Gemma had held up the entire studio on Sunday when she decided to take a nap, and that she had refused to stay for the end of the live show because she was “bored”.

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“Gemma’s a nightmare but is getting away with it because producers know she’s the biggest draw,” a source told The Sun.

“On the first show she told an exec she was the star so shouldn’t have to be in group performances or stand on the balcony to watch the others. On social media she makes out she’s pals with them but in reality she doesn’t care.”

They added, “She’s devastated by everything that’s been said about her and is threatening to quit. She’s feeling there’s a conspiracy to bring down their biggest star."

We have contacted Gemma's people for comment.

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