Gemma Collins has denied that she faked her Dancing on Ice fall.
The reality star fell near the end of her routine on Sunday evening and has been spotted in a wheelchair following the incident.
While some viewers accused Gemma of faking her fall to get headlines, the 37-year-old has hit out at the claims and told The Sun: “It definitely wasn’t faked, one million per cent.”
“If they knew the pain I am in with my knee, they would understand,” she added.
“What no one knows is, before I went on stage I’m getting really tight chest pains and they had to call the medics. I was saying, ‘My chest feels really tight, I don’t feel right’.”
“You can speak to the medics at Dancing On Ice, something wasn’t right, I had low blood pressure. I was wired up to machines before going on the ice, with two medics out the back, and they were giving me glucose tablets and getting Lucozade brought,” Gemma continued.
“The medic lady was like, ‘Look, you’re not right, you’re not 100 per cent right’. But I said, ‘I’ve got to go on and do it. I can’t not do it’.”
Gemma also said that her boyfriend, James Argent, had to lift her into bed after the fall as her knee was so painful, and added: “It was really upsetting because, at the end of the day, people have to cut me a bit of slack. I’m the biggest girl in the competition.”