Gemma Collins 'signs BBC deal to host regular podcast about her life'

In 2017, Gemma Collins claimed that she could 'bring a new audience to the BBC' after she suggested they should sign her up for Strictly Come Dancing.

And it seems, two years later, she's doing just that - as the TOWIE star has reportedly signed a deal to host her own regular podcast on BBC Sounds.

The news also comes after the 38-year-old threatened to sue the corporation after falling through the stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards in 2017. 

Inking the deal: Gemma Collins has reportedly signed a contract to host her own regular podcast on BBC Sounds

Inking the deal: Gemma Collins has reportedly signed a contract to host her own regular podcast on BBC Sounds

A source told The Sun: 'Gemma is absolutely over the moon to have done this deal with the BBC. It will be a regular podcast, available through the BBC Sounds app, which they are hoping will be a massive draw for her millions of young fans.

'It will launch in a fortnight, when listeners will be able to listen to hear Gemma talking about all sorts of things to do with her crazy life.

'She is such a huge character and the Beeb is really excited she has signed up. Gemma knows what a huge deal it is to have got her foot in the door with the BBC so she is really investing in the podcast.'

Gemma's beef with the BBC goes back to the legendary moment she collapsed through a trap door in the stage at Radio 1's annual awards show, when she was presenting a gong to reality series Love Island.

Beef: The news also comes after the 38-year-old threatened to sue the corporation after falling through the stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards in 2017

Beef: The news also comes after the 38-year-old threatened to sue the corporation after falling through the stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards in 2017

Prophecy: In 2017, Gemma claimed that she could 'bring a new audience to the BBC' [pictured at the infamous Teen Awards of 2017]

Prophecy: In 2017, Gemma claimed that she could 'bring a new audience to the BBC' [pictured at the infamous Teen Awards of 2017]

Jamie Jewitt, Amber Davies and Marcel Somerville - contestants from the previous season - were heading onto the stage to collect the award, with the stage opening up next to Gemma to make way from them.

She twirled around and fell through the hole, helped up by Jamie and Marcel and bravely carrying on with her duties in front of the 12,500 concert goers, insisting she was unhurt.

She called out to packed out crowd: 'Oh my God. Guys sorry about that. This is live, this is what happens.'

Legal action: In 2017, she suggested that she might sue the BBC for the furor but hinted that, if they signed her up for Strictly Come Dancing, she'd reconsider

Legal action: In 2017, she suggested that she might sue the BBC for

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