Gemma Collins quits TOWIE
Gemma Collins has reportedly quit 'The Only Way is Essex' and signed up for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
Gemma Collins is set to quit 'The Only Way is Essex'.
The 33-year-old star is hoping to land her own chat show and become the next Oprah Winfrey after starring on the reality show for the past three years since the second series, but in the meantime she is said to have signed up to 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.
A source said: "Gemma feels she's done her time on 'TOWIE' and is keen to try new things. She believes her profile is high enough to jump ship and go it alone.
"There's even talk she could have her own show with Lime Pictures, who make 'TOWIE'."
Before she starts grilling celebrities on her own show, the blonde star is expected to be taking on some Bushtucker Trials as she heads to the Australian jungle for the 14th series of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! next month.
However, Gemma is said to be leaving the door open on a possible return to 'TOWIE' at some point which could see her follow in the footsteps of current star Lydia Bright, who quit the programme in December 2012 only to return in April this year.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Gemma hasn't closed the door completely on 'TOWIE' but there are lots of other projects she's being lined up for."
In reportedly signing up for 'I'm A Celebrity', Gemma will follow in the footsteps of former 'TOWIE' stars Mark Wright and Joey Essex to try to cope with jungle conditions.