Gemma Collins has confirmed why she was kicked out of the Dancing On Ice WhatsApp group.
The Only Way Is Essex star admitted the rest of the contestants had booted her off the messaging service twice.
"They blocked me from the WhatsApp group twice. I just tell it how it is, so I’ve been barred from the group twice," she said.
But she added that there is "no bitchy atmosphere" between her and her co-stars.
Gemma also said she has cried "a million and one times" while training for the series, which kicks off in January.
Gemma is among stars including Grease star Didi Conn, former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, Corrie’s Jane Danson and Love Island finalist Wes Nelson
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Gemma, who quit I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after just three days in 2014, said she understood the assumption from many people that she might quit the show early, but that she has a "fighting spirit".
She said: "It’s all good TV, this is what it’s about, the GC’s all about the drama, isn’t she?
"I’m going to prove a lot of people wrong and that’s the bit I can’t wait for.
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"If they said ‘we’re filming the show tomorrow, are you ready?’, (I’d say) ‘hell yes I’m ready!
"I’m not here to take part, I’m here to take over. I’ve got fighting spirit on this show."
The GC added: "Everyone thought I was going to quit but I’m still here.
"It’s not like we’ve stopped our lives just to get on the ice. I’ve been doing a lot of work, we’ve all got families and Christmas."
Gemma, who is partnered with professional skater Matt Evers, said she was going to "smash it".
Gemma and skating partner Matt Evers
On crying while training, the reality TV star said it was "because you want to do it and you get frustrated".
"You have to chip away at it, we’ve been doing two hours every day, all of us."
Gemma is among stars including Grease star Didi Conn, former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, Coronation Street actress Jane Danson, Love Island finalist Wes Nelson and Loose Women panellist Saira Khan taking to the ice when the new series – hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield – begins.
Dancing on Ice starts on ITV on January 6.
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