Star’s dad struggled to watch daughter’s TV appearance


Gemma Collins’ swift exit from the jungle last week shocked very few people, least of all her sixty-seven-year-old dad, Alan.

The TOWIE star, who decided to throw in the towel and leave long-running show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! after just three days, had struggled from the very beginning and speaking on behalf of her family,  Alan said: “It was very difficult for us to watch.”

The thirty-three-year-old was apparently under a lot of stress in the days leading up to her departure for Oz so her concerned dad knew that she may not make it through the experience.

“Her decision to quit didn’t come as a shock to me at all. I could see the way Gemma was from the moment I saw her on screen. As a parent I just knew.”

Gemma’s proud dad is sure that under different circumstances, his daughter would have walked away with the crown, but an incident which took place with ex-boyfriend Alex Moss mere days before she left the UK had a bad effect on the normally bubbly Gemma.

Commenting on his daughter’s appearance, Alan said: “Had she gone out earlier and avoided it there would have been a different outcome. I believe Gemma was the only one who seemed to have any personality. She was the star from day one.”