Gemma Collins has cast doubt on whether she will perform on Dancing On Ice with some bizarre comments about breaking her bones.
The TOWIE star, who is partnered with professional skater Matt Evers, has confessed that getting injured on the ice is her greatest fear.
During an interview ahead of next week’s launch show, Gemma repeatedly referred to "breaking a leg" – and not in terms of good luck.
This has sparked fears that Gemma may already be eying up an excuse to pull out of the show, with presenter Phillip Schofield referring to her as a "quitter".
Gemma previously quit I’m A Celebrity after only a few days and repeatedly threatened to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house during her stint on the show.
Gemma fears that she will break a bone on the ice
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Gemma Collins is determined to be a success on the ice
When asked what she was most frightened about, Gemma said: "Breaking a leg! My biggest fear about doing this show is actually an injury."
She added: "This is the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced, definitely. Knowing me I’m going to break my leg, my arms and my back all in one week, but let’s hope I do it in style should it happen! It is the hugest challenge that I’ve had to face."
Gemma was previously very confident, telling Mirror Online that a fortune teller had predicted she would finish in the top three, but it seems she is backtracking.
On her chances of winning the show, Gemma said: "Let’s just get to the live shows first and then we’ll see."
Gemma Collins will be skating with Matt Evers
Gemma is doing the show for all the "curvy" women out there who are lacking the confidence to get on the ice.
When asked about her biggest supporters, she said: "All the curvy dolls out there! I’m doing this show to show all the ladies out there that it doesn’t matter what size you are or who you are, you can achieve anything and that’s important for me. I’m doing it for all the women out there.
"I always remember from a young age wanting a pair of those white skating boots. Yeah, I’m 37 now and I’ve finally got the boots and by God am I going to go for this.
"I think it shows that it’s never too late to have fun and it’s never too late to try something you haven’t done before and for any women out there to think well I’m too big or overweight to be a skater, then it’s never too late."
Phillip doesn’t know if Gemma will make it to the first show
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Presenter Phillip is not sure whether viewers will actually get to see The GC perform on the ice when the show returns to screens in the New Year.
The Dancing On Ice presenter actually told Gemma it would be a "miracle" if she makes it to the first show, something she will surely address if she does perform on Sunday 6th January.
However, Phil did admit that the reality TV star, who is partnered with professional skater Matt Evers, "does seem very committed" and could be a dark horse in the competition.
Speaking ahead of the series launch, Phillip said: "I think the nation is intrigued to see Gemma. Now we know who she is partnered up with and Matt will be absolutely brilliant with her.
"I’ve said it to Gemma, “if you make the first show it’ll be a miracle” and she does seem very committed. We all know Gemma for being a bit of a quitter so I’m hoping she’ll be there for that first show.
"I think she’ll be actually very good! I think she is surprisingly good, so I think that would be great to see."
*Dancing On Ice starts on Sunday 6th January on ITV at 6pm
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