Gemma Collins claims her knees will take ‘six months’ to recover after her Dancing On Ice falls


GEMMA Collins claims her knees will take six months to recover after her painful falls during Dancing On Ice.

The reality TV star – who left the competition last night – says she “never felt the same” after her dramatic slip on the ice a few weeks ago.

Gemma Collins’ knees took the full force from the fall
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She’s now facing a lengthy recovery time after being left bruised and battered by the experience.

On ITV’s This Morning, Gemma said: “When I fell on the ice, I never felt the same ever again, I’ll be honest with you, I was very lucky, but my knees, I’ve got a six month recovery on my knees.

“When I spoke to the physio and she said to me, ‘It’s going to take six months for them to start healing.’

“That’s because I kept falling, and let’s be fair I ain’t the lightest of persons, so, you know… But I had a really good time.”

Gemma was left in agony with swollen knees

The Towie star and her partner Matt Evers were voted off the ITV skating show after losing out in the skate off to Ryan Sidebottom and Brandee Malto on Sunday night.

Gemma, 38, said she was left disappointed when people started questioning whether or not she faked her face first fall.

She added: “That was weird, because no way I would want to fake that. The pain I was in, I was crying for days.

“I’m still in pain now, but as they say it’s the knocks in life that make you stronger and I certainly took a lot on the show.”

Matt Evers and Gemma Collins on the ice in week one
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The 38-year-old has suffered a number of slips on the ice[/caption]


Gemma – who was supported by her boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent throughout her time on Dancing On Ice – insists she is going to continue her fitness regime as she has lost two-and-a-half stone since she began training for the programme in October and may occasionally skate for fun.

The 38-year-old vowed: “I will 100 per cent keep up with the fitness and I’m saying this on national TV because I feel so much better, like I could just move a lot more, I can do my shoes up.

“I’ll be honest I had about three tyres round my middle and they’ve gone.

The reality star has suffered numerous injuries but kept her spirit up
Her physio said it could take six months to properly heal

“I’m still a bigger girl but when I got on the scales, I was shocked because I’ve actually lost two and a half stone.

“It never goes off my face, I think I need some sort of lifting surgery. I was shocked I couldn’t believe and just feeling fit.

“I don’t know what form of exercise I’m going to do yet.

“I might take to the rink but for an enjoyment purpose, skate round for an hour, you know, because it is good exercise, but I really do want to continue with my fitness.”


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