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Gemma Collins for The Jump?

Gemma Collins will be learning how to ski for this year’s The Jump.

The bubbly blonde made her name as a mouthy car saleswoman in The Only Way is Essex, which propelled her to national stardom.

She’s flirted with other reality TV, most notably her ill-fated stint on last year’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! which saw her quit as she couldn’t take the harsh conditions.

But Channel 4 apparently think she’ll be an excellent choice for the ski skill show, which sees famous face tackle complicated moves.

“Gemma will make for fantastic telly. Everyone is predicting she won’t find it easy. There’s also a strong chance she’ll walk out like she did in the jungle,” a source told British newspaper The Star.

“But Gemma has said she wants to do the show to prove to people she’s not a quitter.”

When Gemma departed the jungle last year after just 72 hours she’d been complaining about the hunger, however for her latest reality stint she needn’t worry about the meal situation as she’ll need to keep her strength up.

Talking to This Morning when she landed back on English soil from the Aussie jungle, the 34-year-old spoke of her disappointment at quitting and the reasons why she left.

“I regret it terribly because on a personal level it was the dream job I always wanted," she said. “I’m not a quitter. I would have went in it to win it."

"I’d been through a horrific ordeal 24 hours before I left for Australia. I've had a terrible backlash from the media and the public but it is not their fault because they don’t know what happened to me.”

Shortly before she flew out to the Australian jungle she’d had violent bust-up with her ex-boyfriend Alex Moss. It’s been rumoured she’ll be making a shock return to this year’s series though.

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