Gemma Collins donating wages to charity

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2014
Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins leaving Australia

Gemma Collins has claimed she is donating the money she earned to appear on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here' to charity after quitting after just 72 hours

Gemma Collins is donating her 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' fee to charity.

The 33-year-old star walked out of the ITV reality series jungle - which she described as her "dream job" - after just 72 hours and was rumoured to have collected the full amount she was offered to appear on the show, but she's now spoken out to rubbish the claims.

Quizzed on whether she received the full pay packet, she said: "No I didn't. I have been given a percentage which is going to charity and it's going to a children's charity for starving children because a lot of it was played on in there that, 'Oh Gemma's starving she's leaving the jungle'.

"I'll be honest with you, I was starving. I'm a plus size girl. I went from everything to 500 calories a day and that did affect me."

'The Only Way Is Essex' favourite also claimed she was meant to be taking medication during her stint on the show, but forgot it due to a personal incident that took place before she flew out to Australia.

Speaking on 'This Morning', she continued: "When I went into the [Bush] Telegraph the room was spinning around, my blood sugar levels dropped, I'm meant to take insulin three times a day but with everything that happened to me I forgot to take my medication in the jungle as well."

Gemma called the police on boyfriend Alex Moss following an incident at her home in Essex just hours before she was set to fly and she insists her fits of tears on the show were a result of the "trauma" she experienced.

She said: "It was all the shock trauma coming out. People don't know what I've been through ... If people saw pictures, if people knew what I'd been through, they'd understand."

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