They have denied the latest claims made about the ‘TOWIE’ star, who was said to have thrown members of the show’s camera crew off the ice during her rehearsals.
The Sun had claimed she was “making life difficult” for production and “trying to rule the roost”, stating that she was “refusing to be filmed” during run-throughs with partner Matt Evers.
They quoted an unnamed show source as saying: “She keeps throwing the crew off the ice when they are trying to film rehearsals.”
However, a spokesperson for the show has denied this is the case – less than 24 hours after they denied claims she is about to quit the series.
A ‘Dancing On Ice’ rep told HuffPost UK: “Gemma did not refuse to be filmed or throw a camera crew off the ice.”
Bosses had previously insisted Gemma was still with the show after claims she was “on the verge of quitting”, following comments host Holly Willoughby made about her on ‘This Morning’ earlier this week.
The presenter had called out her lack of professionalism after it was revealed Gemma had left the show’s Bovingdon studios before the end of Sunday’s live show as she had “got a bit bored”.
Holly said: “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.”
Backstage reporter Kem Cetinay tried to reason her actions, saying: “I think, she says it’s not Gemma Collins, that’s The GC.”
But Holly was having none of it, adding: “But then that’s absolute rubbish, that’s just a really good excuse to get away with stuff you don’t want to do. I love that side of her, I do love it, but I do think professionalism will always outweigh that diva behaviour.”
Gemma is yet to publicly address any of the recent comments and claims made about her, with her spokesperson also declining to explain why she left the studios when HuffPost UK contacted them.
However, it seems Gemma’s antics have riled her co-stars, with eliminated contestant Mark Little admitting he was “gobsmacked” by her carry-on during an interview with HuffPost earlier this week.
‘Dancing On Ice’ continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.