Former ‘Dancing On Ice’ contestant Mark Little has lifted the lid on what it’s really like work around Gemma Collins and we’re sorry to say it, but her backstage antics do not get a good review from the former ‘Neighbours’ actor.
After becoming the first celeb to leave the competition on Sunday night, Mark stopped off in the ‘BUILD’ studio to dish the dirt on his weeks on the show and – of course – his fellow contestants.
And as a veteran TV and theatre star, Mark admitted he was stunned by the way some of the younger celebs went about things.
Singling out reality TV stars Wes Nelson and The GC, he explained: “I’m so old school, I was always a bit gob-smacked at the way they would carry on.
“They just… They’re not from the theatre or film, their professional attitude is different to an old school actor.
“They’re from reality television which is a different beast. They’re scary... Gemma Collins is scary.”
When asked whether Gemma had any diva demands in the studio, he continued: “Yes, that’s all she did. She’s a diva demand-er.
“You see her online… these young people live online. They’re constantly walking around streaming their lives. I find it like… ‘What are you doing?! You’re living online’.
“I don’t know that I find it gobsmacking. Anything you need to know about Gemma just get online. It’s all there.”
Mark’s comments came as ‘Dancing On Ice’ hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield slammed the TOWIE star’s “unprofessionalism”.
Revealing that The GC left the studios before last night’s live show was even finished, Holly said on ‘This Morning’: “The thing is I really love Gemma, you know I’m a big fan of Gemma’s and I think she’s great on the show I do, but I think there has to be a bit of professionalism that comes into any work you do, just a bit of pride in your work.”
A visibly annoyed Phil then added: “In all the years I’ve been in television, I have never kept a studio waiting.”