Gemma Collins 'offers to drop legal action plans against BBC for Strictly role'

She recently vowed to seek legal action against the BBC after taking a tumble down a trap door at the Radio 1 Teen Awards.

But now Gemma Collins is reportedly willing to drop her threat to sue the corporation if she is given a place on next year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Following her fall at the SSE Arena, the TOWIE star admitted she was lucky to be alive and insisted she could’ve been left “legless” by the incident.

But it is being reported she “will not pursue legal action” in exchange for a place on the popular ballroom and Latin show, which she is said to be a huge fan of.

Gemma Collins took a tumble at the Radio 1 Teen Awards

A source told The Sun: “Gemma is deadly serious about the Strictly trade off.

“She has said to BBC that she will not pursue legal action if they give her a slot on the show. She loves Strictly and has always wanted to have a crack at it. She thinks this might be her chance to get on the show.”

The 36-year-old reality TV star was left with a bad back and bruises after falling through a trap door, from which a hydraulic platform lifted out Love Island stars Amber Davies, Jamie Jewitt and Marcel Somerville.

Gemma Collins taking a tumble at the Radio 1 Teen Awards 

Afterwards, she revealed plans to consult a lawyer, and insisted the BBC hadn’t issued her with an “apology”.

She said: “I’ve got to consult a lawyer, yeah. The BBC, they’ve not been in touch with any compensation or anything – or even an apology.

“It’s very important this gets sorted out because really you know what it is – it’s negligence. Do you know what I find shocking? The BBC hasn’t sent any flowers. Nothing.

“I’m in total shock. It is a miracle I am living to tell the tale.

“I could have died or at least been disabled at the end of it. I could have been legless. Legless!”

A platform lifted up Love Island stars Amber Davies, Jamie Jewitt and Marcel Somerville

But BBC insiders later insisted Gemma had been given a “full briefing” before she took to the stage and was warned about the trap door.

The corporation said: “The BBC takes the health and safety of everyone involved very seriously and we are awaiting a full report from Remedy – the production company who made the show – about the incident. But they have told us that Gemma did receive a full briefing before going on stage.

“Before Gemma went on the female producer told her there was a trap door in the middle of the stage. The [producer] told Gemma to stay to the left. It’s not true that Gemma wasn’t warned about it.”

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