Who is Gemma Collins? TOWIE and Dancing on Ice star's age, mum, Arg and more facts

30 December 2018, 18:03 | Updated: 4 January 2019, 13:59

Gemma Collins
Gemma Collins. Picture: ITV

By Tom Eames

Gemma Collins is one the busiest reality TV stars of all time, thanks to her hilarious diva tantrums on The Only is Essex and many other shows.

The Essex girl (though, technically she's from Romford) appears in the 2019 series of Dancing on Ice, and here's all the big facts you need to know:

  1. Who is Gemma Collins?

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    Gemma Collins is a reality TV personality, best known for being a cast member of the The Only Way Is Essex, joining the show in its second series back in 2011.

    She is also well known for her public battle with weight loss, and has often spoken out about it on various media outlets.

    Outside of TOWIE, she has also taken part in I'm a Celebrity, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebs Go Dating, Splash!, and Celebrity MasterChef.

    Before joining TOWIE, she worked as a used car salesperson. Her friend Amy Childs was already a cast member when she joined.

  2. Gemma Collins age: How old is she?

    Gemma Collins was born on January 31, 1981. She celebrated her 37th birthday in 2018.

  3. Who is Gemma Collins' mum?

    Gemma's mother Joan (yes, she's called Joan Collins) joined in the fifth series of TOWIE in April 2012.

  4. Gemma Collins boyfriend: Who is she dating?

    Gemma Collins and Arg in 2012
    Gemma Collins and Arg in 2012. Picture: Getty

    Gemma has had various relationships in the public eye, including with her TOWIE co-star James 'Arg' Argent.

    Their relationship ended when his ex-girlfriend Lydia Bright returned to the series.

    The couple have since reunited, and have bought a house in Italy together.