Gemma Collins makes rare appearance as herself – and slams the GC’s behaviour
Gemma Collins made a very rare appearance as herself on today's Lorraine – and slammed the GC's "shocking behaviour".
The TOWIE star usually takes on her sassy GC persona for interviews and her ITVBe show Diva Forever.
But Gemma made it clear she was being her actual self and is not as confident as he feisty alter ego, who is usually surrounded in controversy.
Gemma claimed her fans know the difference between the real life person and the GC character who makes great TV.
When presenter Lorraine Kelly asked who she was speaking to, Gemma said: "This is Gemma, yes it is Lorraine."
She continued: "With me I like to show warts and all. In life, especially when we come from a reality background, things aren’t good all the time.
"We might have family and relationship problems. I never want that to be away from fans. I want them to relate to me. i don’t want people to think i live in this prefect bubble. I don’t."
Gemma admitted that some parts of her reality TV show were "a bit near the mark" but she does not have any regrets.
The reality TV star said she has a thick skin now and feels sorry for trolls who are struggling with their own insecurities.
She said: "My fans get the difference between the GC and Gemma. They know the GC is a bit of fun and she’s out there.
"Some of the behaviour is shocking but that’s why I make great TV."
She also praised Jesy Nelson for bravely opened up on trying to take her own life after receiving vile online bullying.
The Little Mix singer has candidly spoken about her struggles in new BBC Three documentary Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.
Praising Jesy, Gemma said: "I do have my insecurities. Seeing what Jesy went through I was crying this morning.
"She is absolutely beautiful. My hairs are standing on end over what she went through. A lot of us go through that in the public eye.
"We need to all stop using social media platforms until they make a change. They have the power to ban anyone who is trolling. It should be a supportive place.
"To think she was going to take her life is absolutely shocking and we must all support her and get behind this. We need to speak to Twitter , Instagram and Facebook as enough is enough."
*Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV at 8.30am
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