AFTER years of on-screen flirting Gemma Collins has finally collaborated with Piers Morgan for an emotional tell-all interview.
We hear The GC’s grilling on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories is explosive and includes shocking details about her on-off eight-year relationship with Towie co-star James ‘Arg’ Argent.
The bubbly blonde joins the likes of Lionel Richie, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John, Pamela Anderson and Dame Joan Collins to be quizzed by the straight-talking Good Morning Britain host and she is the first Towie star to feature on the ITV show.
They spent more than six hours filming on Friday for the episode, which is due to air in several months.
She opened up about dealing with Arg’s cocaine addiction and how she dialled 999 on several different occasions during his dangerous drugs benders, fearing he would die.
She also told of the cruelty she endured when he branded her a “fat f***” and a “hippo” earlier this year, as well as previous abusive relationships, including when ex-boyfriends have been violent towards her.
Piers, famous for making his subjects blub, will also probe The GC on becoming a self-made millionaire and her struggle to become a mother and have kids.
A telly source said: “It was an emotional rollercoaster and Gemma opened up to him about deeply personal subjects, including how toxic her relationship with Arg had become and some exes who were abusive to her.
“It was a cathartic experience, though, and she’s proud of how far she’s come.”
If anyone had any doubts, we’d definitely say she’s earned her divaship now.
Jaws blimey, Maya
The TV host and budding actress will be attacked by a shark in her first major movie, which she hopes to film in the Caribbean later this year.
A source close to the star – who posted on to Instagram these shots of her and Rizzle Kicks singer Jordan Stephens on the set of their ITV2 quiz show Don’t Hate The Playaz – said: “Maya is psyched about kickstarting her acting. It’s been a long time coming, as the film keeps getting pushed back due to Covid. The shark attack will be dramatic – but Maya can handle it.”
Earlier this year she said: “I was supposed to be filming my first film, and we had to push it back because of lockdown but it’s exciting . . . in the Caribbean.”
It’s Boyzone the movie, by Shane
BOYZONE look set to be the latest music artists to release a biopic about their lives.
It follows 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, about rockers Queen, and Elton John’s Rocketman last year.
He said: “It’s an amazing project, we’re talking to Hollywood about turning the Boyzone story into a movie, with an Irish tone.
“It’s important that it’s done right, telling each member’s own story within the piece, about them growing up and at school.
“We’re trying to avoid the whole musical side of things, it’s about the rawness of Ireland and growing up in working-class families and making it into one of the biggest bands in the world.
“We’re trying not to go too much into the music industry side of things, as that can be a little bit boring. It’s about the early days and how we ended up being world-famous.”
Shane already has plans for the movie.
He said: “I would love Zayn Malik to play me. I like his quirks, I’ve always looked at him as being similar to me – edgy and different.”
Meanwhile Shane is busy with his new Nineties super-group Boyz On Block, which he has formed with 5ive’s Abz Love, Another Level’s Dane Bowers and Phats & Small’s Ben Ofoedu.
They are releasing a cover in November, of US R&B duo K-CI & JOJO’s 1998 track All My Life.
He said: “It’s fun having a new project. I’m the desigated driver for the band so have to be mature, drive everyone around and make sure they get to places on time.”
He also reports that he and wife Sheena are now back together after a brief separation during lockdown.
He said: “We’re good, we went through a difficult time, that many people went through, and we continue to work on our relationship. Marriage is a difficult thing.
“I’ll always be working on our relationship, because that’s what people should be doing.”
It’s hide ‘n’ chic for Rita
RITA Ora went hell for leather on Friday by wearing a pair of shiny, jewel-covered trousers for dinner.
The singer was at the opening of pal Vas J Morgan’s restaurant, The Broadway, in North London.
Rita quickly put on a face mask after the snap.
AJ backs same-sex Strictly
FORMER Strictly dancer AJ Pritchard says he would have loved to have been paired in one of the first same-sex couples on the BBC1 show.
He said: “I’d have definitely been up for it. It’s probably one of the most important things the show has done. I’m intrigued to see how the choreography works.”
Meanwhile, his Love Island star brother Curtis is chuffed after shedding two stone.
Speaking after the pair took part in a TikTok hologram dance duet above London with phone firm O2’s virtual robot Bubl, he said: “I used to have an unhealthy relationship with food. Now my mental health is fantastic, I’ve got food-tracking to thank for that.
“I still have a weakness for chocolate.”
Daisy is building on love
LOVED-UP Daisy Lowe has taken things to the next level after eight weeks of dating.
The model has moved in with property developer Jordan Saul so she can start renovation work on her own home in North London.
Daisy, who split from singer Jack Penate earlier this year, enjoyed a romantic holiday to Portugal earlier this month with her new beau.
A source close to Jordan said: “They get on really well and are just having a laugh seeing where it goes.”
Fashionista Daisy has a string of famous exes, including Mark Ronson, Matt Smith, Tyrone Wood and Theo Hutchcraft.
Hopefully she stays in this relationship long enough to get her work finished . . .
Deeley’s round the bend
CAT Deeley credits yoga for keeping her on the right side of old age.
The TV presenter said: “I’d probably have the body of a 76-year-old if it wasn’t for yoga. I am very stiff and not flexible at all.
“I’ve been doing it for 25 years and I’m still not a Madonna or anything. But it makes my body feel good, it reminds me to breathe and it gives my head a bit of space.”
Cat recently filmed a reunion with SM:TV Live co-hosts Ant and Dec earlier this month for a one-off episode.
The trio became household names on the Saturday morning ITV show, which ran from 1998 to 2003.
HIS mouth isn’t the only thing Liam Gallagher likes running off – he is a keen jogger too.
Singer Tom Grennan – who once partied with the Oasis legend – says that Liam can be found in Lycra at the same time his wild Nineties parties would just get going.
Speaking on RunPod, singer Tom said: “Liam is out every day at 5am running. Today in music, it’s not cool to do drugs.”
Only last year Liam was moaning about missing “the drugs and fat cheques” of Oasis’s heyday.
Tom added: “My new drug is fitness. It’s like doing acid or something.”
We must be doing it wrong . . .
Mel gets lippy on filler
MEL C has slammed “unrealistic” celebs who have cosmetic surgery.
The Spice Girls singer said: “People are having lip fillers and these huge bums that can’t be natural.
“Young people are being bombarded again with very unrealistic images and that’s something I find very concerning. Even as a grown-up, it’s impossible.
“We look at celebrities out there, I don’t want to name names, and think they look amazing, and it’s very much enhanced. And if I’m affected by it then a very impressionable 11-year-old girl has to be affected by it.”
It follows bandmate Mel B saying last year: “I’ve had a few nip and tucks.”
NIGERIAN Afro-Pop superstar SIMI has discussed her battle to make it as she releases new single No Longer Beneficial.
She said: ‘I had many moments of uncertainty. I was bursting with creativity and desperate for someone to bank on it.’
WITH her career busier than ever, Emily Atack has been trying to chill in her spare time by using cannabis-derived CBD oil.
She said: ‘A couple of drops in my morning coffee and before I sleep, and I’m feeling more balanced.’
US singer Billie Eilish has broken records after sales of her signature Fender ukulele have gone through the roof.
The instrument has been a best seller for the brand.
LILY Allen revealed during an Instagram Live that she had made so much cash after a few days on celeb video messaging site Cameo that she was ready to start on her album.
GUY Lawrence, of electronic duo Disclosure, is engaged after three years of dating his mystery model girlfriend.
The DJ popped the question during lockdown.
GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.