The ‘TOWIE’ star has called for the pair to publicly apologise after they called out her “unprofessional” behaviour, when it was claimed Gemma had left show crew waiting while taking a nap and had also left the studios early during last Sunday’s live show as she’d “got a bit bored”.
While Gemma had previously played down claims of a feud between her and the presenters when speaking out to deny the rumours about her backstage behaviour, she is now after a live apology from them on this week’s show.
She told The Mirror: “I’ve been told on the rumour mill that Phil and Holly have been told off, but a public apology would go a long way.
“I haven’t seen them yet – obviously I’ll see them at the studio, but I’d like an intervention before the show starts. We need to find the culprit responsible for giving them this false information.”
She continued: “I’m not looking forward to this week at all. What has happened could really affect my voting.
“It could be the last week I’m in the show because of how difficult it’s going to be to do a good performance.”
She added: “Kem was the one who delivered the information. So it would be nice to have an apology from him as well. He called this week but never said sorry.”
Gemma’s professional partner Matt Evers spoke out to insist Gemma had actually been told she could leave by a member of the production team in a “miscommunication” error, with her later attempting to build bridges with Holly and Phil.
“I think they were given information that wasn’t correct and they’ve given their opinion on it. Hopefully they’ve been told [the] straight facts now, but I agree with Holly.
“If I had done that I’d be saying the same, ‘god, how unprofessional.’ I only have love for Holly and Phil. Big up the Holly and Phil. There’s no beef here.”
She continued: “Holly and Phil have done nothing wrong. At the end of the day, they were given some information and they gave their opinion.
“They are kind of Kings and Queens of TV - they’re going to do that so there’s no bad feeling there.”
Holly had previously 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.”
Kem 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.”
Sunday’s show will also see Gemma come face-to-face with judge Jason Gardiner, who called her “lazy” and accused her of turning the series into a “circus” in a damning interview on Saturday.
While she has denied all allegations of diva behavior, eliminated contestant Mark Little admitted he was “gobsmacked” by her carry-on.