Gemma Collins has pulled out of this Sunday’s Dancing On Ice 2019 final right after she was ‘fat-shamed’ by judge Jason Gardiner.
It was only 3 days ago that Gemma confirmed she would be back for 1 final skate with her companion Matt Evers – but she now seems to have had a adjust of heart.
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Jason reignited his feud with The GC for the duration of an look on This Morning on Tuesday, saying she appears like a ‘refrigerator on the ice’.
And now Gemma has hinted that she will not return to the show for the reason that she does not want to be anyplace close to ‘bully’ Jason.
‘I’m truly tired of becoming BULLIED by this man …. I want you would quit ….. it is quite quite upsetting and hurtful let it go Jason quit bullying me Adequate is Adequate,’ the 38-year-old posted on Instagram right after reading Jason’s comments.
‘I will not be bullied any additional generating me really feel uncomfortable to come back to the final on Sunday !’
She added: ‘I was seeking forward to Sunday but will not be anyplace close to somebody who’s BULLYING me …. this is NOT ACCEPTABLE on any level comparing any human to an electrical appliance is not acceptable #STANDUPTOBULLIES.’
An insider also told The Sun that Gemma is ‘devastated’ more than Jason’s behaviour.
They stated: ‘Gemma is devastated, there’s only so a lot she can take and Jason has bullied her for months – she’s laughed it off and attempted to rise above it but sufficient is sufficient – Dancing On Ice bosses should really not be enabling it to carry on,’ a supply told The Sun.
‘Everyone was excited to see her return – she had cancelled all the things to throw herself into rehearsals to give her fans 1 final show but Jason has destroyed all of that. He’s a bully.’
Having said that, earlier this morning Jason denied he was mocking Gemma’s weight with his comments, rather claiming his jibe was about her ‘GC’ nickname.
Speaking on Heart Radio, Jason stated: ‘It was truly to do with ‘The GC’ component of it.
‘She has an alter-ego, and it is truly fascinating. Each time I hear it tends to make me believe of a white goods appliance.
‘I was attempting to make light of it. What I do not like to do is make this frequently something that it is not.’
But when Jason was told that lots of folks, such as Gemma, had taken his comments as ‘fat-shaming’, he replied: ‘Oh god no. If folks are taking it that way I’m truly sorry.
‘It was a way of diffusing any tension and generating light of the predicament.’
We’ll have to wait till Sunday to see if Gemma does return…