Gemma Collins dons wetsuit to go kayaking in the rain

Giddy Gemma Collins showcases her weight loss in a wetsuit as she goes kayaking in drizzly Hampshire while filming her reality show

She’s been absent from our screens during lockdown.

But Gemma Collins looked ready to return to her role as queen of reality TV once more as she filmed scenes for her new show in Lymington, Hampshire, on Saturday.

The TOWIE favourite, 39, showcased her recent weight loss as she donned a black wetsuit while trying out kayaking in the dreary summer weather. 

Sporty: Gemma Collins donned a wetsuit to go kayaking in the rain as she filmed scenes for her upcoming reality show in Hampshire on Saturday 

The blonde beauty was accompanied by her brother Russell, 42, and nephew Hayden, 12, as she took to the waters. Crowds of people gathered on the shore to watch as Gemma larked around in the cold sea. 

Clearly feeling the effects of the cold water the TV personality wrapped up in a foil blanket after the jaunt to warm up.  

Last month, ITV bosses confirmed a second series of Gemma Collins: Diva in Lockdown would return to TV screens in the autumn. 

Out and about: The blonde beauty was accompanied by her brother Russell, 42, and nephew Hayden, 12, as she took to the waters

Commanding attention: Crowds of people gathered on the shore to watch as Gemma larked around in the cold sea

Gemma is set for a busy autumn as her outing comes as she has been tipped to be signed up for Strictly Come Dancing. 

The star is the bookies favourite to fight for the glitterball trophy after it was reported that BBC bosses have finally opened the door for reality stars to take part.  

According to The Mirror, Bookmakers Coral have given the self-professed diva odds of 4-5 to join the dancing show, and have her tipped as 16-1 to win. 

Reality queen: Gemma appeared to be in high spirits as she filmed scenes for the upcoming show 


Chilly: Clearly feeling the effects of the cold water the TV personality wrapped up in a foil blanket after the jaunt to warm up

Coral representative Harry Aitkenhead told the publication: ‘We think this is Gemma’s year for the Strictly dancefloor.

‘She’s odds on to be dancing on our screens once more this autumn.’

MailOnline contacted representatives of Strictly Come Dancing and Gemma for comment at the time.  

New hobby: Gemma was spotted kayaking around the quaint UK town of Lymington, Hampshire, as she filmed new footage for her upcoming TV show on Saturday 

Family: Gemma helped her Nephew Hayden warm up in his foil blanket after their trip out to sea

Fame: Gemma’s day of filming attracted hoards of people from the small town to watch her as she embarked on her new hobby

Gemma has previously expressed her desire to waltz onto the Strictly dancefloor. 

During an appearance on Lorraine last year, talk soon turned to Strictly, with Gemma admitting: ‘Hopefully next year they give me a chance.’ 

Host Lorraine Kelly probed the TV personality: ‘Would you go on Strictly Come Dancing?’, with Gemma exclaiming: ‘I would love to!’

The boutique owner even revealed which professional dancer she would want to be paired up with, show legend Anton Du Beke. 

Sought after: Gemma is set for a busy autumn as her outing comes as she has been tipped to be signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 

Sharing that she has already worked with the ballroom professional, 54, Gemma added: ‘We did catchphrase recently and he was a bit scared…then he warmed up to me!’   

Meanwhile, Gemma has previously shown her competitive streak after taking part in the eleventh series of Dancing On Ice.

She pulled in huge ratings for the show – namely due to her clashes with then judge Jason Gardiner – and alongside professional partner Matt Evers, was voted off in week six.

Other big names that have been rumoured to be taking part include Ryan Thomas, Molly-Mae Hague, Amber Gill, Maya Jama and Adhil Ray. 

Dancing Queen? Gemma could be set to impress on the dancefloor as she’s been tipped to be signed up for Strictly Come Dancing this year 

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