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Gemma Collins pens gushing tribute to her uncle who she sees for the first time in 26 years  

‘If you haven’t seen family, reach out’: Gemma Collins pens gushing tribute to her uncle as they reunite for the first time in 26 years

Gemma Collins penned a gushing tribute to her uncle as they reunited for the first time in 26 years on Saturday.   

The former TOWIE star, 40, took to her Instagram as she encouraged her 2.2million followers to reach out to family members. 

Gemma shared a picture of her father Alan and uncle Ian fist bumping as they posed in the garden for the lovely reunion.   

Lovely: Gemma Collins penned a gushing tribute to her uncle as they reunited for the first time in 26 years on Saturday (her father Alan, left, and uncle Ian, right) 

The brothers appeared pleased to see each other, with Gemma joking that she could even have twins herself.

Feeling reflective, Gemma penned: ‘Such a beautiful day down memory Lane !!! After 26 years I’ve seen my uncle Ian again !!! 

‘First road sweeper in Dagenham to get recognition of the borough then a photo with a mayor and mayoress. 

Important: The former TOWIE star, 40, took to her Instagram as she encouraged her 2.2million followers to reach out to family members

Important: The former TOWIE star, 40, took to her Instagram as she encouraged her 2.2million followers to reach out to family members

Reunited: Gemma shared a picture of her father Alan and uncle Ian fist bumping as they posed in the garden for the lovely reunion

Reunited: Gemma shared a picture of her father Alan and uncle Ian fist bumping as they posed in the garden for the lovely reunion

‘The local mp called him golden broom shop keepers local tenants and the chief exec of London borough of Barking and Dagenham all put him forward for an OBE 5 times !!!!’

The star continued: ‘Everyone knows and loves him !! My uncle Ian my dads twin born 15 mins before 16/9/47 in Rochford hospital Southend and then lived number 1 chinchilla road !! Love the name of the road !! 

‘Does it still exist would love to see where dad was born !! I’m finding all my family history so interesting !!! if you haven’t seen family for years reach out #twins you never know I could have twins one day myself !!!’ (sic) 

In January, Gemma revealed her dad Alan’s recovery from COVID-19 was the ‘biggest gift of all’ as she prepared to mark her 40th birthday.   

The TOWIE star previously revealed her parents had both tested positive for Covid, however her dad, Alan, was left fighting for his life in hospital.

'It is going to be a huge success': Gemma is set to launch her own lucrative 'fitness empire' after losing three and a half stone during lockdown, according to reports on Thursday

‘It is going to be a huge success’: Gemma is set to launch her own lucrative ‘fitness empire’ after losing three and a half stone during lockdown, according to reports on Thursday

On Thursday, it was reported Gemma is set to launch her own lucrative ‘fitness empire,’ after losing three and a half stone during lockdown. 

She embarked on a lifestyle overhaul earlier this year and now hopes to help others do the same with an ‘all-inclusive’ app.

A source told The Sun that the subscription service will include diet and training plans as well as a wellbeing section for those wanting to improve their mental health.   

The insider said: ‘Gemma is launching a fitness empire this summer and she is planning on dominating the market. 

‘She has surrounded herself with experts like personal trainers and dieticians and is using their know-how to create an all-inclusive app. 

‘She is so passionate about fitness and is raving about how much it has helped her, not only physically but mentally.’

The new platform will reportedly allow users to follow the same health and fitness regime as Gemma and works hand-in-hand with her other products including her anti-ageing supplement, GemmaCollagen. 

The source added: ‘Those around Gemma think this is going to be a huge success and the business will likely be one of the most lucrative she has ever launched.’ 

MailOnline have reached out to Gemma’s reps for comment. 

Businesswoman: She embarked on a lifestyle overhaul earlier this year and now hopes to help others do the same with an 'all-inclusive' app

Businesswoman: She embarked on a lifestyle overhaul earlier this year and now hopes to help others do the same with an ‘all-inclusive’ app

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