Everyone was surprised to see Gemma Collins throw the towel in so early on her appearance in I’m A Celebrity, but the reality star has finally revealed the truth behind her decision.
In an interview on ITV’s This Morning, the TOWIE star today said that she had suffered an ‘horrific ordeal’ just 24 hours before leaving to participate in the show.
While Gemma could not go into detail due to an ongoing police investigation, she was visibly emotional as she recalled the traumatic event.
“I had been through an horrific ordeal 24 hours before I left for Australia. I was in so much shock, shock trauma,” she said.
Saying that she was heartbroken at having to leave the show so early on, the 33-year-old admitted she knew deep down that she wouldn’t be able to endure the task ahead of her.
“I have wanted to go into the jungle for three-and-a-half years – it’s the job I’ve wanted my whole life,” she said, adding, “The TV producers knew something had gone on but I covered it up.”
The star went on to confirm that she donated the fee she received for her stint on the show to charity.
Poor Gemma, we hope she’s okay!