'Gemma Collins: Diva On Lockdown': Fans In Hysterics As The GC's Dress Splits
Not long before lockdown was announced @missgemcollins was a social butterfly :dancer: Everything changes tonight, 9pm @itvbe #DivaOnLockdown pic.twitter.com/4youicUxPD
- Only Way is Essex (@OnlyWayIsEssex) April 26, 2020
The fly-on-the-wall reality show started last night, and fans are already claiming it had them crying with laughter.
In episode one - filmed back in March, before coronavirus lockdown restrictions were put in place - The GC put on her glad rags and headed to the Prince's Trust Awards.
There, she gushed with excitement at the prospect of meeting "Prince Chiles" (yep, that's what she accidentally calls Prince Charles).
But the comedy gold came later on in the show, when Gem was leaving the premises to a sea of papparazzi - only to discover her dress had split right by the... err... derriere.
The awkward rip occurred as Gem was greeting adoring fans, and lapping up the limelight.
"Guys, just to let you know, my dress has split at the back!," she told her team.
But that didn't stop her enjoying the red carpet moment in full. Simply embracing the fact her undergarments were on show, Gemma carried on sauntering towards the flashing camera-men, and declared: 'It's your lucky day!"
And it wasn't long before she seemed to have completely forgotten that her dress had torn, altogether.
"Can you believe it? Prince Charles didn't even get all of this!," she enthused, clearly not too phased about the unfortunate mishap. "I'm just going to bathe in this glory with the cameras on me".
Naturally, the narrator then chipped in: "That's because Prince Charles didn't rip a hole in his trousers in front of the papparazzi".
It was only when all the pap pics had been taken and selfies had been snapped that Gemma seemed to realise her fashion faux pas was somewhat impractical.
She was then forced to walk ahead, without any of her team shielding her dignity, as they entered a restaurant.
And all she had was her tiny Louis Vuitton bag to hide the rip...
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Think we're really going to start seeing some change now we have our new health minister: Gemma Collins pic.twitter.com/lashpTXPsy
- Pete Burns' Confiscated Coat (@harrisonjbrock) April 26, 2020
This was just one of many hilarious moments that happened in Gemma's new show.
Fans also watched in hysterics as she tried to seduce a bathroom salesman - even inviting him to spend lockdown with her - and gave passers by some much needed coronavirus morale boosting in the street.
"Hello boys, can't touch or hug, but just keep washing the hands and keep going, ya know? Corona...," she bellowed.
"I think everyone should take an hour of their day and watch the first ep of Gemma Collins #DivaOnLockdown. One of the best pieces of TV I've ever seen," one person wrote after lapping up the first instalment of the show.
I think everyone should take an hour of their day and watch the first ep of Gemma Collins #DivaOnLockdown. One of the best pieces of TV I've ever seen.
- julian walker (@JulianMWalker) April 27, 2020
Catching up on @missgemcollins #DivaOnLockdown in stitches! Absolutely love her
- Moll (@molllbeee) April 27, 2020
Honestly crying at Gemma Collins "I've always felt part of the Royal Family, it's in my blood. Today is a very special day I'm going to meet prince Chiles....Charles....Charles?" #DivaOnLockdown
- nathan (@noithp1) April 26, 2020
Absolutely crying with laughter, Gemma Collins is pure gold:heart: #DivaOnLockdown
- steph (@arianaloml26) April 26, 2020
The first series of Gemma's reality show was filmed before lockdown measures, but the next two instalments will see The GC filming herself from inside her brother's home as the crew are all sent home.
"The next two episodes are me in lockdown like everyone else," Gemma says. "We're all doing the same thing.
"One minute I'm having a good day, one minute I'm bored, the next minute I'm acting crazy like Carole Baskin as I've watched Tiger King till half three this morning and today I've dressed like her. This is just how it is."
We're sure to see many more diva moments too, as Gemma adapts to life in lockdown.
"I absolutely hate routine. I'm a free spirit and I like every day to be different, so the routine of isolation has affected me," she adds. "I just want to have an ice-cold Diet Coke poured into a glass with some lemon. It tastes better when someone else pours it for you.
"And I can't wait for a breadbasket. And just to sit and see life happening before my very eyes. That's what I'm looking forward to."
Us too, Gem. Us too. At least we have your Carole Baskin impressions to look forward to instead...
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