Gemma Collins breaks down in tears over 'terrifying' death threats in first look at her on Piers Morgan's Life Stories

GEMMA Collins broke down in tears over becoming a victim of "terrifying" death threats since shooting to fame.

In a first look at her interview on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Gemma is seen overwhelmed with emotion over the vile hatred she's suffered online.

Her former Towie co-star Joey Essex pointed to one particular tweet that said 'you're so fat, die', which hit Gemma hard.

"That really brought her confidence down", he said on the upcoming ITV show.

"Getting death threats isn't a joke. It's not just abuse, it's terrifying."

After watching Joey talk about the "terrifying" threats she receives, Gemma sobbed: "That was hard to watch.

"You don't forget it but that's the downside of fame.

"I'm a lot more comfortable now in my own skin."

Gemma was brutally targeted yesterday as Piers Morgan announced she will be a guest on his ITV show Life Stories.

This morning, the 55-year-old presenter said on Good Morning Britain he was shocked by the level of abuse she suffered online.

Lashing out at the "morons" who told Gemma "I hope you die", Piers fumed: "She's a reality TV star who plays up to her character – very much like Katie Price – but no one should have to put up with people on Twitter spewing the kind of vile abuse and death threats she gets.

"When I announced she was on Life Stories out it poured, people saying 'I hope you die'."

Stunned Susanna Reid said: "What is wrong with people?"

Piers added: "She's very divisive, polarising, reality TV queen and you either love her or hate her.

"She's got millions of followers and millions of people who don't like her.

"It takes a lot to shock me now with trolling, because I get a lot of it myself, but the overt, horrible abuse that spilled out towards including her people directly wising her dead…

"There is no limit to this, no barrier to any of this. It's the wild west on social media with no accountability."

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