One of the stars of British reality show The Only Way Is Essex, Gemma Collins, has attracted the ire of her fellow cast members and the wider reality ‘sector’ at large after a prime-time interview with Piers Morgan.
While the calibre of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories has seen the likes of Joan Collins, Kim Cattrall, and various Spice Girls take to the interview chair so people took umbrage that reality show stalwart Collins (Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Big Brother, The Splash) would get such a high profile interview.
Collins is very much a ‘love her or hate her’ character and she plays up to her diva image for memes a-plenty and a place on various reality shows, with mixed results.
Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby took to social media after the show claiming she could no longer ‘hold her tongue’, accusing Collins of being ‘vile’ and ‘cruel’ on various occasions. An accusation that has been levelled at the reality star multiple times. TOWIE co-star and former best pal Saffron Lempriere subsequently came out guns blazing, branding Collins a ‘nutcase’ who treated her like a ‘dogsbody’.
Playing up to a character and being genuinely a selfish bully who belittles other people are two different things. Which of those Collins is remains to be seen but it’s becoming clear what those who have dealt with her past behaviour think.