is the latest star to leave the BBC as the broadcaster ‘couldn’t match’ a lucrative offer from a rival.
The state-funded broadcaster has been home to The Gemma Collins Podcast for the past three years, which has been one of the BBC’s most popular outputs to date.
In that time, the 41-year-old has also launched a spin-off show, The Love Language, that solely covers dating advice.
However, according to reports the former Towie star has now taken a commercial deal from a rival broadcaster and found a new home for her hit shows.
The deal is reported to be worth five times the salary she received at the BBC.
Gemma has also reportedly secured more creative control over the final edit of each episode and has plans for the next series to be ‘more outrageous.’
A source claimed: ‘She has quit the BBC because she managed to negotiate an amazing deal to take her podcast elsewhere.
‘Gemma is getting paid a figure that the BBC just couldn’t afford and will be getting far more editorial control.’
They added to The Sun: ‘Gemma loves the BBC and knows they helped get her podcast to where she is now. But this move will help her career.’
The BBC confirmed there will be no new series of The Gemma Collins Podcast in a statement to Metro.co.uk: ‘The Gemma Collins Podcast has run for six wonderful series, and we would like to thank Gemma for her infectious energy, and for giving the nation a no-holds barred insight into her life.’
In recent months, the reality star has offered a more personal on her podcast.
After on and off, the couple are keen to start their own family and Gemma has been open about her struggles to conceive.
In October, Gemma revealed that she was struggling to fall pregnant, revealing on her podcast: ‘I really want a baby now. I’ve not been using any contraception.
I can’t get pregnant so I’m gonna have to be brave now and look into this myself.’