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Gemma Collins to donate I'm A Celebrity fee to children's charity

28 November 2014
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Gemma Collins has said that she  plans to donate her fee for taking part in  I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! to  a charity for starving children. The TOWIE star, who left the jungle after just three days, has said that she is giving away the amount she receieved from ITV.

"I have been given a percentage which is going to charity," said Gemma, who didn't receive the full wage as she left so early.  "It's going to a children's charity for starving children."

Gemma plans to give her fee to a children's charity

Speaking to Ruth Langsford and  Eamonn Holmes on This Morning, Gemma said that "in hidnsight" she realises that she shouldn't have signed up for the show but "didn't want to let anyone down".

Gemma, 31, left  I'm A Celebrity... on 19 November after struggling to cope with camp life.

"We're sorry to see Gemma go," said a spokesperson for the show. "But respect her decision and wish her well."

Gemma left the jungle after just three days

Gemma's short time on the ITV programme was certainly eventful – from her complaints about jungle food to her self-diagnosis of malaria.

The 33-year-old struggled from the outset, suffering a panic attack before she'd even entered camp, after becoming hysterical on the helicopter.

"I got into the chopper and suddenly felt very scared," she said. "But thought I can't show anyone I'm scared, but I cried like a baby and I don't think I’m going to be able to do this jungle lark."

Once she did arrive in the jungle, Gemma was put in the Celebrity Slammer, which meant she was only given porridge to eat. Speaking during show, she told her fellow camp mate Nadia Forde: "I'm not enjoying it one bit. I just don't want to do it. It's too hard. If that makes me a quitter, then that's who I am."

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