Gemma Collins and Jedward head to Parliament for protest and this is not a drill
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 20
Gemma Collins and Jedward showed their passion for animal rights at a London protest (Picture: Vuk Valcic/ZUMA Press Wire/Shutterstock)

Gemma Collins and Jedward have joined forces for some parliamentary action.

The Towie icon, , and duo, both 32, teamed up to campaign for animal testing to end, storming the streets of with placards.

John and Edward Grimes – who appeared on ’s singing show in 2009 – and the GC were among the Camp Beagle demonstrators outside Parliament on Monday (February 19).

Their protest came ahead of the Westminster debate about animal testing.  

It didn’t take long for a crowd to gather as they chanted to ‘Shut down MBR’, about a petition calling for the end of animal use for toxicity tests and prioritising non-animal methods instead.  

While Gemma and Jedward – who are close pals – were the most famous faces there, demonstrators also included animal rights campaigns, scientists, and legal experts.  

The Towie and X Factor icons joined forces for an important cause (Picture: Vuk Valcic/ZUMA Press Wire/Shutterstock)

Gemma – – also gave a speech about the campaign against Beagle cruelty.

The 43-year-old TV icon took to the mic with an impassioned plea about helping dogs.

Jedward were cheering her on all the way and taking photos of her at the event.

And while she may have been fighting for an important cause, Gemma didn’t make any sacrifices as far as fashion was concerned.

The Essex star looked as glamorous as ever, wearing a black dress with bedazzled detailing.

She completed her look with nude heels and carried a quilted Chanel bag, with her blonde locks styled to perfection in a bouncy blow dry.

The GC gave an impassioned speech (Picture: Alamy Live News)
Gemma is known for her love of dogs (Picture: Vuk Valcic/ZUMA Press Wire/Shutterstock)

Prior to the protest, protesters from Camp Beagle said breeding facilities, including MBR Acres at Wyton in Cambridgeshire, should not allow the dogs to be used for testing.

They said their demonstration intended to ‘educate and raise public awareness about the scientific, financial and moral failures of animal testing.’

Speaking about the matter, Gemma shared her frustration previously as she said: ‘My heart breaks for the puppies being bred for sale to toxicity laboratories.

‘It’s disgusting, they need to be shut down.

‘It is evil and I will give my very last breath to make sure this happens.’

This isn’t the first time the demonstrations have attracted celebrity attention, with Will Young and Ricky Gervais also having shown their support.

Meanwhile, speaking of dogs, Gemma herself recently attracted social media attention with a video

The internet was divided when Gemma filmed her dog, Blu, eating off a plate on the table, which many argued was ‘gross’.