Gemma Collins has cancelled a scheduled meet and greet (Picture: Backgrid)

Gemma Collins was forced to pull out of a scheduled meet and greet just four minutes before she was due to arrive after a family bereavement.

The 36-year-old was due to appear at Kiki club in Manchester at 9pm on Sunday night but at 8.56pm, she cancelled her appearance.

While she’s kept silent on social media, a statement was issued on the club’s Facebook page.

Gemma Collins pulled out of a scheduled meet and greet at Kiki club in Manchester (Picture: KIKIManchester1)

It read: ‘It is with regret that we have to announced that we have received communication from the management agency at 20:56 informing us that due to a family bereavement Gemma has had to cancel her appearance tonight.’

Refunds were offered to disappointed club-goers.

However, her no-show comes amid speculation she has flown to Australia to take part in the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

And fans who were due to see her on Sunday night were quick to point that out.

But others didn’t quite manage to see the funny side.

A rep for Gemma has been contacted for comment.

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