Multi-millionaire Gemma Collins ‘feels like Grinch’ over Xmas amid cost of living crisis

Gemma Collins has revealed she's cutting back this Christmas amid the cost of living crisis, which has made her "feel like The Grinch" as a result.

Speaking in her latest podcast episode, the 41 year old explained that she's been keeping a close eye on her bills after feeling as though there's "a lot going on out there".

The TOWIE star, who recently said she "would love to have a baby" with her fiancé Rami Hawash, shared: "I've been putting a lot of pressure on myself to feel Christmassy but there's a huge elephant in the room. At the end of the day there is a lot going on out there."

Blonde beauty Gemma went on to share that she's made a drastic change to her festivities this year as she's reduced the number of Christmas decorations at her home.

"I usually light my house up like Whoville from The Grinch but even I've cut back this year," she explained. "No joke I have been lighting candles like they've been going out of fashion.

"This is like serious times guys and we've all got to pull and rein ourselves in."

Gemma also spoke on the good deed she did this year after helping a struggling mum, who has three boys, by giving them Christmas dinner. She followed this up by urging her listeners and fans to go out and do something good to those in need.

Since her time on the hit ITV show The Only Way Is Essex over 10 years ago, it's estimated that Gemma has made £3.7million through two publishing deals, various brand endorsements and TV appearances including her own itvBe show, Diva Forever.

She is believed to have pocketed a whooping £200,000 for Celebs Go Dating, £100,000 for her iconic Dancing On Ice stint and the same for Celebrity Big Brother.

The star's also launched a clothing range with Boohoo in the past, and has purchased a £1.3m home.

Earlier this year, there were also reports around the star closing down her clothing firm after landing a million pound deal at leading high street fashion store New Look.

Gemma Collins Clothing Ltd is set to close, with her dad filing for the company to be struck off voluntarily according to the records on Companies House.

The GC, will take up the role designing clothes for New Look instead, but her clothing company would have caused some issues for the deal if it had continued to run, OK! understands.

A source told the Mirror: "It had been Gemma’s dream to have her own clothes range since she was a kid and it was popular with customers.

“But now she’s an ambassador for New Look it didn’t make sense for her to continue with her own range as she’ll be designing clothes with the firm’s creative team.”


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