Gemma Collins plans to sue the BBC over fall at awards
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TOWIE star Gemma Collins plans to sue the BBC after she fell through a trap door during Radio 1’s Teen Awards – and claims she hasn’t received an apology.
The 36-year-old stunned the 12,000-strong crowd when she disappeared from the stage after falling through a whole on Sunday evening.
She has claimed she thought she was ‘going to die’ and footage of the incident at London’s Wembley Arena has gone viral.
Miss Collins has revealed she plans to speak to a lawyer after the incident and revealed she has not heard from the BBC.
Gemma Collins (pictured on Monday, left) was smiling after she fell through a stage door on Sunday (pictured at the awards, right)
The TOWIE star said that her ‘life flashed before her eyes’ when she fell through the stage (pictured)
She told The Sun: ‘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.
‘I didn’t even know there was a hole there. No joke, my life did flash before my eyes. I thought I was dead.
She added: ‘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.’
The reality TV star, who is now a dress designer, claims she was not given proper instructions about what the stage was like.
She told the newspaper that she had no idea there was a hole in the middle and that she was not adequately briefed by a female worker before presenting the award.
Gemma began to dance and twirl around to Ariana Garde’s Into You when she accidentally fell on top of them
Miss Collins added: ‘Not at one point did she say, ‘If you move to the right you are going to fall.’
She continued: ‘Afterwards she had tears in her eyes, I’ll never forget it, and she just went, ‘If you tell anyone I didn’t tell you to not move off your mark I’m going to get the sack and lose my job, I’m in the firing line.’
A doctor examined Miss Collins after the fall and warned her that her injuries could get worse.
A Radio 1 spokesman told MailOnline: ”We’re glad Gemma is OK and she is a proper trooper.’