PETRIFIED Gemma Collins called in cops claiming she was being hounded by a crazed stalker.
The Dancing On Ice star is seen being escorted from her home by two police officers and close protection security detail, in our exclusive pictures.
Tearful Gemma, 38, wore sunglasses as she was quizzed by police at her home on Friday night – and advised to leave her home until further notice.
It comes after she shared Instagram posts of a man she said had previously abused her in the street, walking around outside her Essex pad.
A source said: “Poor Gemma is traumatised by this entire episode.
“She is really upset and anxious, and has been scared to even leave her house.
Gemma is always incredibly friendly and open to all her fans so to have someone abuse her in this way, and threaten her so horrifically, has left her incredibly shaken.
“Police are taking this matter very seriously, and given her some practical advice in how to handle herself going forwards. It is an ongoing investigation.”
Gemma, who recently split from long-term boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent after he shared a photo of her snoring online and repeatedly fat-shamed her, has had a torrid week.
She posted a clip of the man shouting at her in the street, calling her a “fat c***” and a “fat pig”, and driving off laughing.
The reality star – whose mum was hospitalised last week with pneumonia – later shared footage of him marauding outside her home on his mobile phone, after tracking down her address. She filmed it from her phone as as she hid behind shutters.
The Towie star also posted a screenshot of a post she claims the man shared on Facebook which states: “Gemma Collins you vile piece of s**t I will make a point of travelling to Essex and spitting in your face you fat horrible c***”.
However, brave Gemma has told Dancing On Ice bosses she will attend the show’s final after cancelling a planned holiday to Thailand.