The Only Way Is Essex: Gemma Collins shows off 17 stone body as she plans to slim down to size 12

The Only Way Is Essex: Gemma Collins shows off 17 stone body as she plans to slim down to size 12

“I want the old Gemma back”: Only Way Is Essex star Collins shows off her 17 stone body as she reveals plans to slim down to a size 12

12:53 AM on 17th May 2011

Changing shape: The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins shows off her 17 1/2 stone frame in a bikini as she reveals plans to lose six stone through overhauling her diet and implementing an exercise regimeChanging shape: The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins shows off her 17 1/2 stone frame in a bikini as she reveals plans to lose six stone through overhauling her diet and implementing an exercise regime

Changing shape: The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins shows off her 17 1/2 stone frame in a bikini as she reveals plans to lose six stone through overhauling her diet and implementing an exercise regime

The full interview with Gemma is in the latest issue of New! magazine, on sale today

The full interview with Gemma is in the latest issue of New! magazine, on sale today

Watch this space: A curvy Gemma at a fashion party last week (left) and kissing her crush Mick Norcross outside Sugar Hut two weeks ago (right)Watch this space: A curvy Gemma at a fashion party last week (left) and kissing her crush Mick Norcross outside Sugar Hut two weeks ago (right)

Watch this space: A curvy Gemma at a fashion party last week (left) and kissing her crush Mick Norcross outside Sugar Hut two weeks ago (right)