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The star allegedly told cast and crew that she felt she was too big for the programme, throwing a glass a champagne in the direction of a producer as she stormed out of filming during a showdown with co-star Vas Morgan.
A source told The Sun: “Gemma hasn’t been enjoying filming scenes for the show as much as she once did.
“She told bosses that she was fed up that they kept putting her in confrontational situations.
“After her row with Vas she threw a massive hissy fit - and the producers bore the brunt of it.”
The insider added that Gemma feels she can be a big star without the help of ‘TOWIE’.
A show spokesperson confirmed her suspension to the paper, saying: “We are currently not filming with Gemma Collins.”
Gemma’s rep added: “She has taken a break from ‘TOWIE’ filming to focus on some personal commitments.”
She is the latest star to be suspended from the show, as Mario Falcone is currently on a break for promoting slimming pills on social media.
Dan Osborne was also dropped from the show after recordings of him threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin were published.
News that Gemma is no longer filming for the Essex reality show will strengthen rumours she is set to enter the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house later this summer.
The star was previously linked to a spot on the Channel 5 show, despite her disastrous turn on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ last year, with a source telling The Mirror: “Going into the jungle, Gemma wasn’t in the right state of mind. She had so much going on in her life and it all just got too much for her.
“But this time round everything is different. She’s happy and feels ready to get stuck into ‘CBB’. She wants the public to see the real her.”