Gemma Collins admits she ‘didn’t know what bills were’ until she moved out aged 30

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Gemma Collins has revealed she was so "spoiled" by her parents that she didn't know what bills were until she moved out.

The 39 year old moved out of her family home at the age of 30 and says she got "the biggest shock" when bills arrived in the post.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star — who was recently voted the show's most iconic cast member — made the revelation on her eponymous BBC podcast.

She admitted to her listeners: "I didn't move out till I was 30 years old. I had it far too good at home.

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"I remember calling my father and saying, 'What the hell is a water bill?'

"Then the council tax, then the Sky, then the TV licence. I had the biggest shock of my life."

Luckily Gemma has enough money to pay her surprise bills, as she's worth an estimated £5million, and recently revealed she had a whopping six phone bills she didn't know about.


Gemma used the recent lockdown to take stock of her finances and decided to go through her bank statements.

Speaking on her podcast back in July, she said: "I actually looked at my bank statement the other day.

"I don't normally do it but had time in lockdown. I've got six phones that I'm paying for that I didn't know I was paying for."

Gemma added: "That could only happen to the GC. That's something that's on my to-do list to sort out."

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More recently, the blonde bombshell raised eyebrows after sending a flirty message to Piers Morgan on social media.

Gemma took to Twitter on Tuesday to send Piers, 55, the compliment after he spoke about his weight gain on Good Morning Britain.

Piers admitted that he could do with losing some pounds after overindulging during the period, with Susanna, 49, challenging him to a weight loss contest between the pair.

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But one person who seems to like the Life Stories presenter just the way he is is Gemma.

She took to her Twitter page after Piers and Susanna pledged to lose weight, writing in front of her 1.2million followers: "Your gorgeous as you are @piersmorgan @GMB [sic]," alongside an emoji winking and blowing a kiss.

Unfortunately, fans of the reality TV veteran aren't quite as supportive of her flirting with Piers as they are her multi-faceted career.

Whilst many posted memes of celebrities staring in horror, one wrote: "Well that's me done with her, then."

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