GEMMA Collins will return to Dancing On Ice for the show’s final in two weeks’ time.
The 38-year-old star crashed out of the ITV competition after a dramatic stint – which saw her row with judge Jason Gardiner and injure herself in front of the nation.
But the Towie star hasn’t been put off – and will team up with her professional partner Matt Evers once more for a final spin on the ice.
He told showbiz reporter Kem Cetinay on This Morning today: “It is one of the most exciting series we’ve ever had, honest to god.
“I’m so excited to see what the final has to bring, and Gemma’s coming back!”
Contestants are invited back to perform 30 seconds of their favourite dance, which means Gemma will return to training in the coming weeks.
And hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofieled appeared enthusiastic, admitting it was “amazing news” after previously saying the reality star been “unprofessional” in the early stages of the series.
Gemma had a rough time on the series and took an unfortunate tumble during her routine last month, leaving her in tears.
She rushed off for physio straight after she received her highest score of the series despite the fall.
And she took to her Instagram Stories after the show to reveal her injuries.
Gemma was skating to Celine Dion’s It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, with partner Matt Evers when she fell flat on her face.
She appeared to fall after getting behind and trying to race to catch up with her partner.
But it ended up with her crashing to the ice in dramatic fashion.
She lay motionless on the ground for a second before she jumped back up and finished her skate.
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Meanwhile, Gemma was left upset by Holly and Philip comments that she was ‘unprofessional’ – and sources said she had threatened to quit.
But taking to Instagram, she later revealed that although she was upset she wanted to carry on.
In a video which showed her skating around the rink she said: “Obviously I’ve been really devastated but I’m not giving up, I’m not quitting. I’m here with the team, I’ve got the shakes where I’ve been so upset.”
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