Gemma Collins Now Using Her Mum's Wheelchair After Dancing On Ice Fall

Reality television personality Gemma Collins is using a wheelchair after her nasty fall on the ice last night.

Fans were shocked when the 37-year-old crashed out of her performance on Dancing on Ice after falling flat on her face in front of the judges.

As a result of the injuries she sustained to her leg, the TOWIE star can apparently barely walk and is using her mum's wheelchair to get about.

Her partner James Argent - known simply as 'Arg' to his army of fans - told the Sun: "Gemma couldn't sleep last night because she's in so much pain.

"The swelling around her thighs and knees is horrific, and she's black and blue all over.

"She's struggling to walk so I had to carry her to the car earlier, and she's been using Joan's wheelchair on and off all day because she's in so much pain.

Gemma's boyfriend Arg says she has had to use her mum's wheelchair since the accident. Credit: PA
Gemma's boyfriend Arg says she has had to use her mum's wheelchair since the accident. Credit: PA

"She's seeing a private doctor tomorrow who will determine what will happen next. It will be her worst nightmare if she's forced to pull out of the show, she doesn't want to be a sick note, she wants to continue and we strongly believe she's a real contender to win."

The slip happened during last night's live show as she was skating to Celine Dion track, All Coming Back To Me Now.

Audience members looked on in horror as Gemma, from Romford, tripped and stumbled to the floor, landing on her face as she tried to keep up with her partner, Matt Evers.

And though she managed to get up and finish the routine, pictures she has since shared on Instagram showed her badly swollen leg.

In a post she said: "Absolutely devastated & embarrassed, My heart is broken but when I went down I thought of @gypsyking101 Tyson Fury and knew I had to get back up & carry on! Can't thank you enough for your support on social media and picking up the phone to vote! I'm in a lot of pain but bring on fantasy week!!!"

But not all fans thought everything was as it seemed, with some leaping to Twitter to say the fall was actually 'fake'.

One person wrote: "Was Gemma Collins fall a fake dive to make her seem funnier and iconic? I think so."

Someone else tweeted: "Watch it back.... looks like a totally fake fall #gemmacollins #DancingOnIce #sympathyvote."

A third said: "Don't care what anyone says, that so called *fall* was deliberate."

Dancing On<span class="NormalTextRun SCXW43006093" "=""> Ice continues on ITV at 6pm every Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Dancing on Ice

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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