How are you feeling about your exit after a day's reflection?
"If only you could see me now! I'm horizontal on a sofa in the ITV bar. I've had only an hour-and-a-half sleep, so I'm completely shattered. I am gutted that I am not part of the show any more. But I watched the repeat back last night and I'm proud of myself, because I did the best I could possibly do. I wasn't the worst skater last night, so I've gone out with my head held high. I mean - Christ - I was like Bambi six weeks ago!"
Did you think you would be in the bottom two this week?
"My first skate wasn't as good as it could have been, so when we were second from bottom on the board, I thought it was almost guaranteed. It is such a shame. It takes over your life. You are skating three hours everyday and you begin living, breathing and eating skating. That was the biggest shock for me last night - the fact that it's all over. All the training and everything I've done, then in a click of a finger it's done."
Do the other contestants have any bad feelings towards Jessica because of her skating experience?
"People think that because Jessica was on a skating show before she has an advantage, but she only had ten days' training four years ago. If I had ten days' training four years ago, I would not have been any different. You are only as good as you can be."
Is it annoying as a contestant when people like Todd Carty and Coleen Nolan get saved by the public despite putting in weaker performances?
"John Sergeant has set the precedent. The public now realise that they have control on these shows. I think it's slightly disappointing, because if it wasn't like that I'd have been in a skate-off with Coleen and things may have been different. But we are all aware when we sign up for the show that it's the public who decide. I had posters up in my dad's bar and my cousin's school campaigned for me, so I can't complain."
At the start of your VT you sounded pretty confident about doing well on the show. Was it tougher than you expected?
"Definitely. I was very confident, but that's just me. I say a lot of things tongue-in-cheek, but the VTs are made to look a certain way. I did want to win - I wouldn't enter a competition if I didn't - but it is a lot harder than you think. It's a relief, in a way, that I can relax again and get some sleep. I can now sleep without dreaming about dance positions and kicking my boyfriend in the middle of the night! All of a sudden my legs kept going into spasm and I'd boot him the knee. He'll also be glad I'm not talking about skating any more."
There's a story today about the girls painting their nipples silver in case of wardrobe malfunctions. Is that true?
"I don't know what I can say. You can't make me be the one to say that! But it was something like that. Except it wasn't paint, it was jewels in places you can't see. I won't tell you where and what, but there was a bit of that going on - people sticking jewels in all sorts of places. But I didn't say that. I didn't tell you anything!"
What are your plans now you've left the show? Are you moving away from soaps?
"I don't know what I'm doing know. I was still employed by Dancing On Ice only a couple of hours ago. I've got a few things coming up like Celebrity Masterchef, which will air in March, but I'm trying to avoid the celebrity route. Ideally, this has boosted my profile and I would love to do a drama for ITV. The way the world is working, there's not many jobs around and you can't be too picky. You have to go where the work is and you only have a shelf life for a certain amount of time and if you end up being fussy, people won't want you any more and you are left with nothing."
Did you miss working on a soap over the festive period?
"I just miss acting. When I'm skating around on the ice, I'm just wondering, 'What am I doing? I am an actress!' It's absolutely ridiculous. I'm just so happy to be going back to my day job now. I've got the best money-per-hour apart from Graeme and the rest have got another ten weeks ahead of them. I'm not going to miss falling over on that ice!"
Is there any chance you may return to Hollyoaks or EastEnders?
"There is a good chance. I can't say any more than that or give anything away. Watch this space is all I'll say! I've got things coming up. You definitely haven't seen the end of Gemma Bissix in soapland this year, but I can't tell you what, where or which one. That's all I can tell you, but that's a nice little treat for you."
Dancing On Ice continues at 6:30pm on Sunday, January 25 on ITV