Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn’t the worst reality TV show catastrophe

It was a heart-in-mouth moment as Gemma Collins spectacularly crashed face-first into the ice on Sunday night’s live Dancing on Ice show.

The Towie star is now in a wheelchair amid rumours she might be forced to quit the contest on doctor’s orders.

It’s not the first time 37-year-old Gemma has taken a tumble on stage.

At the 2017 Radio 1 Teen awards, while announcing Love Island as the winner of Best TV show, she didn’t see a trap door open to bring the winners up on stage and fell down the hole.

After she made it back on stage Gemma apologised saying: “Oh my God, I am so sorry about that. This is live, this is what happens.”

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Gemma went flying onto the ice during Sunday’s show
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Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Gemma is still in a wheelchair following her horror fall on Sunday
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And it’s not the first unfortunate accident suffered by reality show stars on set or stage..

Here are some of the others. 

Rav Wilding – Splash!

TV host Rav had to quit the second series of Tom Daley’s diving show after snapping a hamstring in his left leg while attempting a somersault dive in December 2013.

But following surgery the former Crimewatch presenter collapsed with severe chest pains and was found to have developed a blood clot on his lung.

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Rav Wilding developed a blood clot in his lung
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Rav, who was awarded a five-figure payout from the ITV show, later revealed: “It’s been so hard. At one point the surgeon basically said I could die.”

Sir Steve Redgrave – The Jump

He may be renowned as Britain’s greatest Olympian Sir Steve ended up pulling out of winter sports show The Jump in February 2014 after a series of injuries, including breaking a bone in his hand.

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Steve Redgrave with the other contestants on accident-prone The Jump
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The five-time gold medallist missed a live show after being left with the fracture during training.

But after suffering another painful fall while tacking a ski cross course in another training run he decided to leave the Channel 4 show altogether.

Mike Tindall – Mission Survive

Rugby star Mike Tindall had to be airlifted to hospital after cracking his head open during Bear Grylls: Mission Survive in March 2015.

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Mike Tindall had stitches after cracking his head open
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The rugby star, who is married to Zara Phillips, was hit in the head by a tree branch during the adventure through the Costa Rican rainforest.

The sportsman returned to the show after having stitches.

Presenter Bear said: “He got hit on the head pretty hard and gashed his forehead with wood, but he just wanted to get back to the jungle and get on with it.

Ola Jordan – The Jump

Strictly stalwart Ola was all set to take part in the second series The Jump, but never even made it to the starting line after suffering a serious injury during training.

It even fuelled speculation over whether she would ever dance again.

Following the incident in December 2014 she underwent surgery on her knee, but later admitted that she will never be fully recovered.

Ola said: “My leg will never be the same. It’s as good as it can get. But there will always be something niggling in that leg.”

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Ola Jordan fears her leg will never be the same after an accident on The Jump
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Gerald Babin – Survivor

A contestant on the French version of Survivor, "Koh-Lanta”, Geraldo was competing in his first challenge on the first day when he suffered a cardiac arrest during filming on a tropical island in Cambodia in March 2013.

After the group jumped from a boat and took part in a tug-of-way, the 25-year-old complained of cramps in her arms, but suffered a series of heart attacks while being airlifted by helicopter to hospital.

Following his death the 16th season of the popular reality series was cancelled and contestants flown back to France.

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Gerald Babin died on the French version of Survivor
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Just weeks later another tragedy struck when the show’s doctor Thierry Costa killed himself after he was accused of negligence that contributed to Babin’s death.

In a suicide note written in the hotel where the contestants were staying he wrote: "These last few days my name has been smeared in the media. Unjust accusations and assumptions were uttered against me.

“Having to rebuild this destroyed reputation seems unbearable to me, so this is my only possible choice."

Beth Tweddle – The Jump

Britain’s most successful gymnast, Beth Tweddle, was left with a broken back after yet another accident on the 2016 series of The Jump.

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Beth Tweddle is suing The Jump after suffering life-changing injuries
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The Olympic bronze medal winner had to undergo surgery on her neck and spinal cord after crashing into a barrier while training.

This week the 33-year-old announced she is suing the Channel 4 show after claiming she has been left with life-changing injuries.

Louisa Lytton – The Jump

EastEnder Louisa had to be fetched off the piste by mountain rescue after suffering a nasty fall on the slopes just days before the new series of The Jump kicked off in January 2016.

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Mountain rescue had to fetch Louisa Lytton off the slopes
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It was the second time the actress was rushed to hospital following accidents during training for the show.

Just days earlier she was found to have torn a ligament in her thumb and had one hand bound in a cast for the next four weeks.

Madonna – The Brit Awards

Even the Queen of Pop wasn’t immune to a nasty fall live on TV.

At the 2015 Brit Awards she tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the start of her routine.

Gemma Collins Dancing On Ice horror fall wasn't the worst reality TV show catastrophe

Madonna falls as she performs on stage during the 2015 Brit awards
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But she recovered and returned to continue her song, Living For Love.

The singer later issued a statement saying she was "fine" and that her cape had been "tied too tight".

"Nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up,” she wrote on Instagram .