Dancing On Ice PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Collins takes a tumble

She recently admitted she was both ‘scared and nervous’ about hurting herself on the ice. 

Yet Gemma Collins appeared the most determined of the bunch as she threw herself into Dancing On Ice training alongside her co-stars in Slough, Berkshire on Wednesday afternoon. 

Despite her initial reservations, the TOWIE star proved she’s lost her inhibitions and is fully embracing the experience as she buoyantly rose from the ice after taking many a tumble. 

Ice Gem: Gemma Collins appeared the most determined of the bunch as she threw herself into Dancing On Ice training alongside her co-stars in Slough, Berkshire on Wednesday afternoon

Ice Gem: Gemma Collins appeared the most determined of the bunch as she threw herself into Dancing On Ice training alongside her co-stars in Slough, Berkshire on Wednesday afternoon

Ice Gem: Gemma Collins appeared the most determined of the bunch as she threw herself into Dancing On Ice training alongside her co-stars in Slough, Berkshire on Wednesday afternoon

Ice Gem: Gemma Collins appeared the most determined of the bunch as she threw herself into Dancing On Ice training alongside her co-stars in Slough, Berkshire on Wednesday afternoon

Ice Gem: Gemma Collins appeared the most determined of the bunch as she threw herself into Dancing On Ice training alongside her co-stars in Slough, Berkshire on Wednesday afternoon

The 37-year-old reality star looked to go above and beyond in training as she whizzed around on the ice and attempted to master more difficult maneuvers, such as leg raises – and she seemed completely unperturbed when her efforts resulted in failure, quickly picking herself back up.

Of course, the Celebrity Big Brother favourite wasn’t the only star to stumble on the ice, as cricketer Ryan Sidebottom also landed flat on his back in a painful-looking fall.

Singer Brian McFadden was another of the celebrities who looked a tad apprehensive as he took to the ice for the first time. The former Westlife star was pictured holding his arms out for balance – though his nerves didn’t stop him larking around with co-star James Jordan.

Whoops! Despite her initial reservations, the TOWIE star proved she’s lost her inhibitions and is fully embracing the experience as she buoyantly rose from the ice after taking many a tumble

Ever the entertainer! Vivacious Gemma looked to be the life and soul of rehearsals as she joked around with the session's mentors

Ever the entertainer! Vivacious Gemma looked to be the life and soul of rehearsals as she joked around with the session's mentors

Ever the entertainer! Vivacious Gemma looked to be the life and soul of rehearsals as she joked around with the session's mentors

Ever the entertainer! Vivacious Gemma looked to be the life and soul of rehearsals as she joked around with the session's mentors

Ever the entertainer! Vivacious Gemma looked to be the life and soul of rehearsals as she joked around with the session’s mentors

The pair seem to have already struck up a firm friendship as they laughed incessantly and boyishly pushed one another as their mentor attempted to show them the ropes. 

Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton’s professional dance career has seemingly proved useful in training, as the Don’t Cha hitmaker looked the most limber of the bunch.

Clad in a bright pink coat, the American star appeared focused as she listened to the trainer’s advice and gracefully glided around the ice, while EastEnders star Richard Blackwood showed off his prowess by navigating without guidance.

Ouch! Gemma wasn't the only star to stumble on the ice, as cricketer Ryan Sidebottom also landed flat on his back during one particular painful-looking fall

Ouch! Gemma wasn't the only star to stumble on the ice, as cricketer Ryan Sidebottom also landed flat on his back during one particular painful-looking fall

Ouch! Gemma wasn't the only star to stumble on the ice, as cricketer Ryan Sidebottom also landed flat on his back during one particular painful-looking fall

Ouch! Gemma wasn't the only star to stumble on the ice, as cricketer Ryan Sidebottom also landed flat on his back during one particular painful-looking fall

Ouch! Gemma wasn’t the only star to stumble on the ice, as cricketer Ryan Sidebottom also landed flat on his back during one particular painful-looking fall

Going, going, gone! Ryan, 40 - who was the show's sixth celebrity reveal -  held out a hand in a bid slow his fall but was unsuccessful

Going, going, gone! Ryan, 40 - who was the show's sixth celebrity reveal -  held out a hand in a bid slow his fall but was unsuccessful

Going, going, gone! Ryan, 40 – who was the show’s sixth celebrity reveal –  held out a hand in a bid slow his fall but was unsuccessful

Love Island’s Wes Nelson, Loose Women panellist Saira Khan and singer Saara Aalto appeared rather cautious as they donned their skates for the first time, particularly Saira who kept a tight hold of the trainer’s arm as she slowly guided her around the rink. 

Grease legend Didi Conn, Australian actor Mark Little and Coronation Street star Jane Danson appeared to be absent from the training session.  

Before rehearsals, Gemma took to Instagram Stories to reveal she’s determined to overhaul her diet and fitness during her time on the show.

She's got this! Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton's professional dance career has seemingly proved useful in training, as the Don't Cha hitmaker looked the most limber of the bunch

She's got this! Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton's professional dance career has seemingly proved useful in training, as the Don't Cha hitmaker looked the most limber of the bunch

She's got this! Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton's professional dance career has seemingly proved useful in training, as the Don't Cha hitmaker looked the most limber of the bunch

She's got this! Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton's professional dance career has seemingly proved useful in training, as the Don't Cha hitmaker looked the most limber of the bunch

She’s got this! Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton’s professional dance career has seemingly proved useful in training, as the Don’t Cha hitmaker looked the most limber of the bunch

Determined: Clad in a bright pink coat, the American star appeared focused as she listened to the trainer's advice and gracefully glided around the ice

Determined: Clad in a bright pink coat, the American star appeared focused as she listened to the trainer's advice and gracefully glided around the ice

Determined: Clad in a bright pink coat, the American star appeared focused as she listened to the trainer’s advice and gracefully glided around the ice

Adding some sparkle! Singer Saara Aalto maintained her edgy sense of style in a shimmering blue padded jacket as she roamed the rink

Adding some sparkle! Singer Saara Aalto maintained her edgy sense of style in a shimmering blue padded jacket as she roamed the rink

Adding some sparkle! Singer Saara Aalto maintained her edgy sense of style in a shimmering blue padded jacket as she roamed the rink

Adding some sparkle! Singer Saara Aalto maintained her edgy sense of style in a shimmering blue padded jacket as she roamed the rink

Adding some sparkle! Singer Saara Aalto maintained her edgy sense of style in a shimmering blue padded jacket as she roamed the rink 

He's done this before! EastEnders star Richard Blackwood showed off his prowess by navigating without guidance

He's done this before! EastEnders star Richard Blackwood showed off his prowess by navigating without guidance

He’s done this before! EastEnders star Richard Blackwood showed off his prowess by navigating without guidance

Taking a video of her lunch, she said: ‘I’m gonna lose about six stone doing Dancing On Ice. Guys I need to hire a chef. I need my breakfast, lunch and dinner handy.’

The Celebrity Big Brother recently revealed she hopes her Dancing on Ice training will kick-start a fitness regime to help her slim down for her wedding day.

The Only Way is Essex star is planning to marry James ‘Arg’ Argent in a couple of years but after admitting the pair piled on the pounds over the summer, she is keen to start eating well and ‘working hard’ with her skates on ready for James to pop the question.

Slow and steady! Singer Brian McFadden was another of the celebrities who looked a tad apprehensive as he took to the ice for the first time and was pictured holding out his arms for balance

Slow and steady! Singer Brian McFadden was another of the celebrities who looked a tad apprehensive as he took to the ice for the first time and was pictured holding out his arms for balance

Slow and steady! Singer Brian McFadden was another of the celebrities who looked a tad apprehensive as he took to the ice for the first time and was pictured holding out his arms for balance

Careful! Though the former Westlife star's nerves didn't stop him from larking around with co-star James Jordan

Careful! Though the former Westlife star's nerves didn't stop him from larking around with co-star James Jordan

Careful! Though the former Westlife star's nerves didn't stop him from larking around with co-star James Jordan

Careful! Though the former Westlife star's nerves didn't stop him from larking around with co-star James Jordan

Careful! Though the former Westlife star’s nerves didn’t stop him from larking around with co-star James Jordan

In their element: The pair seem to have already struck up a firm friendship as they laughed incessantly and boyishly pushed one another as their mentor attempted to show them the ropes

In their element: The pair seem to have already struck up a firm friendship as they laughed incessantly and boyishly pushed one another as their mentor attempted to show them the ropes

In their element: The pair seem to have already struck up a firm friendship as they laughed incessantly and boyishly pushed one another as their mentor attempted to show them the ropes

She said: ‘I’m mainly doing the show for the amazing outfits and as a way of losing weight. If I commit myself to training and eating well I think I could really get in shape by doing the show.

‘I want to get married in the next few years and I don’t want to be fat for my wedding day. We’ve both put on a lot of weight over the summer so now it’s time to work hard and get in shape.’

While Gemma, 37, admits she is ‘a little’ nervous about hurting herself on the ice, she is determined to put on a good show for the audience.

Baby steps! Loose Women's Saira Khan seemed rather cautious as she kept a tight hold of the trainer's arm and was slowly guided around the rink

Baby steps! Loose Women's Saira Khan seemed rather cautious as she kept a tight hold of the trainer's arm and was slowly guided around the rink

Baby steps! Loose Women's Saira Khan seemed rather cautious as she kept a tight hold of the trainer's arm and was slowly guided around the rink

Baby steps! Loose Women's Saira Khan seemed rather cautious as she kept a tight hold of the trainer's arm and was slowly guided around the rink

Baby steps! Loose Women’s Saira Khan seemed rather cautious as she kept a tight hold of the trainer’s arm and was slowly guided around the rink

She added: ‘I’m going to be in good hands with whoever I’m partnered with. I’m not deluded, I know no one is going to be able to lift me up on the ice, but I’m going to throw myself into it and give the audience a good show.’

Gemma previously revealed she’s ‘scared and nervous’ about taking part in Dancing On Ice, Gemma added that one of her biggest fears is that her partner won’t be able to lift her.

She confessed: ‘I know how hard it is, I’ve done my research. I am scared and nervous, I don’t know how they’re gonna lift me up and how fast I can get around the ice… I really want to give this a go.’ 

Icy reception! Love Island's Wes Nelson looked a little uncertain - despite Gemma appearing to offer him some words of encouragement

Icy reception! Love Island's Wes Nelson looked a little uncertain - despite Gemma appearing to offer him some words of encouragement

Icy reception! Love Island's Wes Nelson looked a little uncertain - despite Gemma appearing to offer him some words of encouragement

Icy reception! Love Island's Wes Nelson looked a little uncertain - despite Gemma appearing to offer him some words of encouragement

Icy reception! Love Island’s Wes Nelson looked a little uncertain – despite Gemma appearing to offer him some words of encouragement

Doing her best: While Gemma, 37, admits she is 'a little' nervous about hurting herself on the ice, she is determined to put on a good show for the audience

Doing her best: While Gemma, 37, admits she is 'a little' nervous about hurting herself on the ice, she is determined to put on a good show for the audience

Doing her best: While Gemma, 37, admits she is ‘a little’ nervous about hurting herself on the ice, she is determined to put on a good show for the audience

Apprehensive: Gemma previously revealed she's 'scared and nervous' about taking part in Dancing On Ice, and added that one of her biggest fears is that her partner won't be able to lift her

Apprehensive: Gemma previously revealed she's 'scared and nervous' about taking part in Dancing On Ice, and added that one of her biggest fears is that her partner won't be able to lift her

Apprehensive: Gemma previously revealed she’s ‘scared and nervous’ about taking part in Dancing On Ice, and added that one of her biggest fears is that her partner won’t be able to lift her

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