Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Gillian McKeith Attends Gemma Collins' Birthday Party

We have no doubt that Gemma Collins doesn’t look back at her Celebrity Big Brother experience with the fondest of memories, with the former TOWIE star readily admitting that she regrets her alter ego ‘GC’ being as, erm, present as she was.

So you can understand our shock when Gem revealed that she’d invited Gillian McKeith along to her birthday celebrations over the weekend.

We mean, we had no idea that they’d got on so well during Gillian’s incredibly brief stint in the house.

The health expert and TV personality entered the Channel 5 abode as part of the housemates’ weekly shopping task, with Gillian identifying the most “toxic” contestants and trying to set them straight, before getting down and dirty with the celebrities’ poo, of course.

And it looks like she was one of the only people from Gem’s CBB experience to get a prestigious invite to her bash, with the Essex girl taking to Instagram to share a photo of Gillian hanging out with her pals, including fellow TOWIE star Chloe Sims.

Gemma captioned the image with: “The girls last night at my party xx”

Unfortunately for everybody involved, Gemma didn’t pose for a pic with Gillian but she did share a whole load of photos from the night as she posed up a storm with reality show pals including Dani Armstrong and Bobby Norris.

She also rounded up her Instagram extravaganza with a photo of her CBB BFF, Danniella Westbrook, as she teased that she had a lot of exciting plans with her “bestie” for the future.

Something tells us that we should probably start bracing ourselves from now…