Reality star believes in lizard people
A STAR of popular British reality series has admitted she subscribes to the bizarre conspiracy theory that lizard-human hybrids are roaming among humans.
Gemma Collins, 39, said on her BBC podcast on Wednesday she believes the reptilian creatures are walking the streets and retreating to tunnels under the city where their faces and bodies may "retract into being lizards".
Collins, who first appeared on The Only Way is Essex in 2011, has been in a number of UK reality shows including Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing on Ice. She said on Wednesday she knows it's "weird" but believes that lizard people live "among us".
"My theory is, and this is a little bit weird … I believe, as you know, that we don't just live as humans on this earth.
"I believe in lizards. And again, if any of you out there are a lizard, email me." Collins said on The Gemma Collins Podcast.
"We might not be ready for this … but I believe there are lizards living among us.
"Do these humans that appear to be humans and look like us and act like us, go into the tunnels where their human faces, their human bodies - do they retract back into being lizards when they go into the tunnels?
"There's been so many reports that there are different kinds of species living in the UK and around the world. I want to meet you, I want to touch you, I want to smell you, I want to know more. I'm not scared about this."
Earlier in the podcast Collins discussed a network of tunnels believed to exist under Buckingham Palace and greater England. Collins wondered: "What if the Queen is transported around in the tunnels, and there are entries and exits all around the country?"
She suggested this may be why she'd never sighted the royal family.
"Regarding the tunnels, please, there is someone out there … you know, can you get food and drink and a glass of champagne in the tunnels?" she asked.
The lizard people theory originated with conspiracist David Icke, who concocted the idea that a reptilian-lizard master race is secretly controlling the planet. Icke, a widely discredited former footballer, was banned from touring Australia last year.
Collins also urged her listeners to be wary of technology throughout the podcast, saying she'd received a powerful message at a Madonna concert that phones are here to "dumb us down".
Collins began podcasting with BBC Sounds in August of last year, according to The Guardian, and her show quickly became wildly popular, topping the UK podcast charts.