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Gemma Collins ‘quits BBC podcast’ after finding ‘amazing deal elsewhere’

Gemma Collins has reportedly left the BBC after finding an "amazing deal elsewhere" for her podcast.

The former The Only Way Is Essex and Celebrity Big Brother star, 41, has been hosting The Gemma Collins Podcast on the BBC for three years, however it appears that the star may have found a new home for her show.

Gemma will reportedly have more control over the editorial side in the making of her podcast with the mystery new company.

A source told The Sun: "She has quit the BBC because she managed to negotiate an amazing deal to take her podcast elsewhere.

"Gemma is getting paid a figure that the BBC just couldn't afford and will be getting far more editorial control.

"Gemma loves the BBC and knows they helped get her podcast to where she is now. But this move will help keep her career moving."


The source added that when The Gemma Collins Podcast returns later on in the year, Gemma plans to be "more outrageous".

It's also been said that her new podcast commercial deal is five times her BBC salary.

Gemma's representatives declined to comment when contacted by OK!.

The 41 year old has been very open about her plans to start a family with her fiancé Rami Hawash, whom she reconciled with last year.

Speaking on her podcast in October 2021, she said: "I really want a baby now.

"I've not been using any contraception. I can't get pregnant so I'm gonna have to be brave now and look into this myself."

She added: "It feels like sometimes – when’s it gonna happen? Why me?"

Rami is already a proud father of son Tristan, who he had from a previous relationship. Gemma recently said her stepson is keen for a sibling.

The star recently told OK! in an exclusive interview: "We said to Tristan the other day, 'Do you want a little brother or a little sister?’ and he goes, 'Brother!'

"But, basically I can’t really start trying until September. I don’t have a day off until the end of July and I need to find a fertility clinic that’s going to help me."

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