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Gemma Collins has heartbreakingly revealed both her parents have been "extremely unwell" as a result of the coronavirus.

The 39 year old, who recently admitted she "nearly got stuck in a bath tub", took to her Instagram feed to share the news and beg fans to adhere to the Covid-19 government guidelines and take the virus seriously.

The GC shared two photos of her parents Joan and Alan, with one showing them smiling for the camera while out for an evening meal, while another showed them posing in front of a Christmas tree with their daughter between them.

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In the caption, she urged her 2million followers to stay home and stay safe in order save lives amid the current global pandemic.

"Please please please take notice of the guidelines ! Both my parents are extremely unwell with Covid 19 !" [sic] she wrote, before revealing her dad even cried over the predicament he finds himself in.

"Seeing my dad cry which he never does ! Was a shock and say he would rather be dead then experience everything he is going through right now… this has totally wiped him out and it’s heartbreaking," she continued alongside a broken heart emoji. [sic]

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Gemma, who is reportedly set to make mega money as BBC, ITV and Chanel 4 enter a bidding war, went on: "my mum also is extremely extremely unwell with Covid also, this is real ! [sic]

"And please please take notice and keep your loved ones SAFE [praying hands emoji] it really is petrifying [crying emoji] what a difference a year makes …." [sic]

Before signing off, she made one last effort to ask people to stick to the rules as she wrote: "STAY HOME !!! STAY SAFE !!! SAVE LIFES". [sic]

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Many of her followers took to the comment section to share words of comfort with the former TOWIE star as one person wrote: "Sorry to hear this Gem, I hope your mum and dad recover quickly. Sending lots of love xx," alongside a kissing emoji.

"Sending massive hugs to your mum and dad hope they are well soon x," a second chimed.

While a third added: "Sorry to hear that Gemma. I hope they recover quickly, sending you and your family love at this awful time x".

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Being under constant restrictions hasn't helped the GC either as earlier this week the star opened up on how lonely she's felt, especially since her split from James 'Arg' Argent.

Speaking to The Sun, the blonde beauty admitted: "I've found the evenings a bit lonely. I am a very sociable person and I like to go out and about so for me the evenings are tough.

"It is hard, lockdown has not been good for my love life, but I think we're slowly coming out of it now hopefully," Gemma divulged. "I think intuitively the universe gives you the right person at the right time so it's all going to fall into place."

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