Gemma Collins, 38, returned to the ice tonight with a routine skating to “I’m A Survivor” by Destiny’s Child.
But sadly it wasn’t Gemma’s night to survive, and she was booted off Dancing on Ice after a double elimination.
However, Gemma was apparently expecting higher scores than she ended up receiving from the judges, a body language expert has revealed to Express.co.uk.
Judi James watched Gemma’s dance and offered her insight in to Gemma’s real thoughts behind the laughter and bravado.
Judi said: “This was the night the GC ran out of plotlines and it was sad to watch.
“Over the past few weeks of competition we’ve had temperamental Gemma, slugging it out with Jason; face-plant Gemma crashing dramatically during the last few steps of her routine; vulnerable Gemma, with her make-up streaked with tears as she lost her confidence on the ice, then this week it could only have been come-back Gemma, performing a stunning routine to prove all the critics wrong and show her inner resolve and latent talent.
“The irony of her rehearsal interview suggested worse was to come though when she was seen crashing onto the ice to be hauled to her feet by two men while her face popped up on screen grinning to tell us ‘I’m still standing on this ice, I’m not giving up yet.’
“She could have brought the house down if she’d done anything like a good dance routine but unfortunately it all went horribly flat for her and she got a volley of low scores.
“Clad in leopard-skin and wearing a big beam of delight, Gemma’s routine looked like little more than posturing and air-punching. Even the song ‘I’m a Survivor’ was clearly supposed to lead the theme for her massive come-back, but given that most of the other celebs were skating their hearts out despite horrible injuries it was the wrong night for Gemma to try to conquer hearts with what looked in comparison like a tepid routine.”
When the scores came in, Gemma’s body language revealed what she was expecting – which was somewhat different to the actual outcome.
Judi said: “For some reason Gemma’s body language as the scores came in suggested she genuinely believed she would get marked much higher.
“Given a 4 by Jason she fluffed her hair like a bird fluffing out its feather for a fight and used a pit-bare gesture of retaliation.
“Her eyes rolled round to what looked like her friends and mum in the audience and she tongue-poked, which is a gesture of rejection or even disgust.
“Standing with legs splayed to suggest confidence she began to shout back, smiling and smacking her hands together to make her point that she enjoyed the dance, but as she was quickly told, it’s a competition, not just something for her to have fun doing.”
Ahead of her dance off, Gemma claimed she was ready to leave, making the shock comment “I need to go”.
After the devastating news that next week will see two eliminations in one evening, Gemma was placed in the bottom two alongside Ryan Sidebottom.
After the news dropped, Gemma said: “I think sometimes you’ve got to admit you’re not the best.”
After the duo performed their skate-off performance Gemma jokingly announced: “We haven’t practiced it for weeks – sorry everyone!”
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Gemma went on to shock viewers by saying: “I’m ready to hand it over.
“Saira went last week – I really need to go now. I’m exhausted as well!”
Gemma spent time talking to Holly & Phil while waiting for the results to come in – what does their body language reveal about the trio’s relationship? Judi James offered her analysis for Express.co.uk.