Gemma Collins fell down a trap door at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

TOWIE star failed to spot a hole that appeared in the stage after announcing an award

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 23 October 2017 08:02 BST
Gemma Collins falls off stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards

The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins fell off the stage after presenting an award at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards over the weekend.

The ceremony took place at the SEE Wembley Arena in London on 22 October, and included performances from Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, Cimla Cabello and Rita Ora.

Collins, 36, was presenting the award for Best TV Show. As the winner announced, a trap door in the stage opened, with Love Island stars Jamie Jewitt, Amber Davies and Marcel Somerville lifted up to accept the prize.

Unfortunately not seeing it, Collins turned, tripped and fell down. She was helped back on stage by the category winners and said: "Oh my god, so sorry about that. This is live, this is what happens."

She later told presenters Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora: "Apart from just stacking it on stage, I'm having the best time of my life. I'm kind of OK, the crowd have been amazing."

The reality TV star clearly saw the funny side and also posted a mock advert for the National Accident Helpline on her Instagram page with a picture of herself.

"Madonna done it and I done it," she said, referring to Madonna's tumble at the BRIT awards in 2015. "When I tell you I'm Bridget Jones in an Essex girl it's finally confirmed. Best and worst moment for me."

The BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards celebrates unsung heroes in the UK and hands out prizes to the best music, sport, social media and entertainment stars.

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