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Gemma Collins for CBB?

TOWIE’s Gemma Collins is reportedly keen to sign up for the next series of Celebrity Big Brother.

The 34-year-old was banned from filming the ITVBe series after she had a series of rows with TV bosses. But the blonde is reportedly wasting no time when it comes to getting back on the small screen and has set the Celebrity Big Brother house in her sights.

“Gemma has previously been quite vocal about how she turned down CBB to stay on TOWIE. But that was before she was suspended from the show and now everything has changed,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. “She is looking at CBB as a way back to telly as well as showing TOWIE bosses just what they are missing. But it all comes down to money.”

The insider adds that Gemma is looking for a six figure sum to enter the famous compound, while Channel Five only pay their celebrity housemates five figure salaries. There has been no word on how long the star’s suspension from TOWIE will last, but the source adds that if she is allowed to return for the new series starting in October she could still participate in Celebrity Big Brother, which begins in August.

Last year Gemma featured on ITV reality show I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! but quit just days after reaching the Australian jungle. Since then, according to the star, she has been offered lots of other work, but had always turned it down because of her commitment to TOWIE.

“People offer me things all the time but I just can’t seem to leave TOWIE,” she told the outlet, days before her suspension while filming in Marbella, Spain. “And I mean massive things - I was meant to be going on Celebrity Big Brother but I turned it down because I only do things if my heart is in it.”

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