Gemma Collins will be performing at the ‘Dancing On Ice’ live final despite initially pulling out over her feud with judge Jason Gardiner.
The ‘Only Way is Essex’ star has revealed that she will be returning to the ice rink with partner Matt Evers for Sunday night’s final extravaganza, and will skate like “it’s the last day of her life” after she previously opted out of performing.
Speaking on the Jonathan Ross Show, she admitted:
“I did pull out and then I thought, to everyone that has supported me, for my own self-esteem, I am not going to back down to anybody. I am going to walk back in on that show on Sunday night and I’m going to skate like it’s the last day of my life.”
Gemma had previously called for Jason to stop making “hurtful” comments about her and admitted she no longer wanted to be in the same room as him.
She fumed on Instagram:
“I’m really tired of being BULLIED by this man …. I wish you would stop ….. it’s very very upsetting and hurtful let it go Jason stop bullying me ENOUGH is ENOUGH I won’t be bullied any more making me feel uncomfortable to come back to the final on Sunday ! I was looking forward to Sunday but won’t be anywhere near someone who’s BULLYING me …. this is NOT ACCEPTABLE on any level comparing any human to an electrical appliance is not acceptable #STANDUPTOBULLIES (sic)”
The choreographer – who had previously rowed with Gemma on ‘Dancing On Ice’ – came under fire for his comments when he insisted he didn’t “hold a grudge” on ‘This Morning’
When it was mentioned Gemma would be making an appearance on the ITV skating show’s final on Sunday, he replied:
He then said:
“Oh, I thought that was a refrigerator. I don’t hold a grudge, I don’t really know the woman. And in one final there are enough things to be worried about.”
Pro skater Matt also hit out at the “bullying” the 38-year-old star has been subjected to.
“There is no room for bullying in my world. None.”
Gemma thanked him for his support, replying:
“Thank you Matt such a shame I was looking forward to Sunday x I tried my best week after week.”