Gemma Collins needed eight bodyguards during a recent public appearance; her own personal bodyguard and seven nightclub bouncers.
The former ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ diva – who often refers to herself as “The GC” – has her own personal bodyguard but recently needed seven bouncers to help protect her during an appearance at a nightclub.
According to The Sun, she said:
“I have a bodyguard with me as I get mobbed so often I need someone to keep an eye on me.
“I get mobbed with frantic crowds crushing me, so I need security. The crowds have got bigger and bigger. The last time I turned up at a nightclub there was a crowd crush and I needed Sid and seven bouncers to form a protective circle around me.”
Meanwhile, it was revealed last month that Gemma was advised by police to leave her home indefinitely amid her concerns about an alleged stalker, who abused her in the street and was spotted walking outside her Essex home.
A source said:
“Poor Gemma is traumatised by this entire episode.
“She is really upset and anxious, and has been scared to even leave her house.
“Gemma is always incredibly friendly and open to all her fans so to have someone abuse her in this way, and threaten her so horrifically, has left her incredibly shaken.
“Police are taking this matter very seriously, and given her some practical advice in how to handle herself going forwards. It is an ongoing investigation.”
The ‘Dancing on Ice’ contestant – who has an on/off relationship with James ‘Arg’ Argent – had told her Instagram followers she was “scared for [her] life” after spotting the man outside her home.
She wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the unnamed man:
“Do you all remember that shocking video of two boys horrifically ABUSING ME well I am now petrified for my LIFE he has now found my home I AM SCARED FOR MY LIFE I am so grateful for how amazing the police have been I am actually scared for my life ….. has been here since SATURDAY why would you abuse someone then find out where they live and make them petrified I can’t leave my home through FEAR ….. I don’t feel safe and I feel very THREATENED and UNSAFE (sic)”
The videos showed the man sitting in a car and then walking around her building, with police then shown speaking to him, but the 38-year-old star claimed he told them he was a paparazzi photographer.
“He told the police he was waiting for an appointment and three hours later said he was waiting for Gemma because he is a PAP.”