Gemma Collins told her followers she was “honoured” to be cast on BBC’s Springwatch after realizing that the outdoors is her “true passion” in life.
The 41-year-old announced she will be joining the show for a live special on Thursday as she posted a clip of herself on the nature program to the delight of fans.
Footage shows an excited Gemma speaking to hosts Chris Packham and Hannah Stitfall as they quiz her about various wildlife.
Speaking about being on her show, Gemma said: “What an honor to be invited to @bbcspringwatch, my true passion in life is the OUTDOORS and it was amazing to be standing alongside legends Chris and Hannah and so much to learn
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“Call to all people PLEASE respect and love wildlife we must protect them for our future generations let’s start today… I get so much peace and clarity from nature it’s amazing and so can you @chrisgpackham2 @hannahstitfall.
“@wildkenhill_norfolk it’s really cool to love the outdoors. It’s super cool to be kind to animals and wildlife. Call on all younger generations, please join us.”
BBC Springwatch expressed their delight at having Gemma on the show, as the program tweeted: “We have an EXTRA special live show today at around 1pm. @hannahstitfall is joined LIVE by watch friend @missgemcollins!
Fans were also delighted to learn the TOWIE star would be starring in the wildlife show, with one person commenting: “Yes Gemma we need more awareness about the future of UK wildlife”.
Another added: “Well done Gemma. Any influence you and others can exert to encourage people to open their eyes a little bit more is so valuable.”
Gemma’s appearance on BBC Springwatch comes after reports the reality star has split from the BBC and is moving her hit podcast to a competing broadcaster.
The audio star’s departure is said to have come after the broadcaster “couldn’t afford” to compete with the “fantastic deal” presented by another party.
“[Gemma] has left the BBC because she managed to negotiate an amazing deal to take her podcast elsewhere,” a source told The Sun.
“Gemma will be paid a sum the BBC just couldn’t afford and will be given a lot more editorial control.
“Gemma loves the BBC and knows they’ve helped get her podcast to where it is now. But this move will help keep her career going.”
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