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Gemma Collins's Claims Of BBC Negligence Over Teen Awards Fall Refuted By Corporation

The 'TOWIE' star claimed she wasn't properly briefed prior to going on stage.

24/10/2017 12:18 BST

The BBC has refuted Gemma Collins’s claims of negligence over her dramatic fall at the Radio 1 Teen Awards

The ‘TOWIE’ star revealed she was taking legal advice after falling down a hole on stage at Sunday’s (22 October) event at Wembley Arena, insisting she was not properly briefed. 

In an interview with The Sun, Gemma claimed the BBC hadn’t even been in touch with an apology.

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Gemma Collins suffered the mother of all falls at the Radio 1's Teen Awards
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Gemma is taking legal advice over her fall

The BBC has since responded to Gemma’s comments, explaining the production company who organised the show has insisted the star was fully briefed.  

They said in statement (via Digital Spy): “The BBC takes the health and safety of everyone involved very seriously and we are awaiting a full report from Remedy, the production company who made the show, about the incident, but they have told us that Gemma did receive a full briefing before going on stage.”

HuffPost UK has contacted Gemma’s representative for further comment and is awaiting a response. 

On Monday, the star admitted she was hoping for a spot on the BBC’s biggest primetime show by way of compensation. 

“All will be forgiven if the BBC give me a slot on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ next year,” she said on ‘This Morning’

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