Gemma Collins ‘overwhelmed’ as she celebrates 40th birthday with massive balloon displayJanuary 31, 2021
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Gemma Collins has revealed she's "overwhelmed" by the response she's had to her 40th birthday.
The former TOWIE star, who recently admitted she's "exhausted" after her dad's "scary" Covid-19 battle, took to her Instagram stories to post a snap of a massive balloon display she received in honour of her special day.
The photo showed a glittery background with bright pink balloon letters that spelled out "GC" and "40", alongside an array of smaller balloons, including one shaped as a three-tier cake and another in the form of a Champagne bottle.
The reality star thanked Balloon Walls UK before adding: "I'm so overwhelmed with the gifts flowers and everything being sent !!! Thank you". [sic]
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The star also shared OK!'s video tribute to her, looking back at her best moments on TV. The clip saw the star from scenes on The Only Way Is Essex, Celebrity Big Brother and Gemma Collins: Diva Forever.
It also saw the infamous moment she told her now-ex boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent: "You ain't ever gonna get this candy".
Gemma, whose dad left the hospital this week after beating coronavirus, captioned it: "I have GRACED this EARTH for 40 !!! Years thank you to everyone who is making videos of me," [sic] followed by an Earth emoji and a peace hand sign emoji.
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Celebrity friends were quick to comment and send her well wishes as she enters her 40s.
"Happy birthday Gemma," Billie Faiers wrote followed by three red heart emojis while Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson chimed: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY," with three red heart emojis.
Mark Wright's sister Jess said: "Yaaaaas queen happy 40th birthday have the bestest day ever," [sic] with six pink heart emojis and three party popper emojis.
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And Vas Morgan added: "Happy Birthday queen," alongside a black heart emoji.
Ahead of her birthday, Gemma also took to her social media account to explain that she's feeling "positive" over her dad's Covid-19 recovery.
The TV personality posted a snap of herself dressed in a pink dress with a thigh-high split as she posed in by a pony – who had a matching pink mane – in front of a beautiful white mansion.
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In the caption, she wrote: "As I approach turning 39+1 tomorrow I am reflecting on what an incredible life I have had so far I will deliver my full speech tomorrow but I am overwhelmed with the troves of gifts arriving I’m just so excited to open them all !" [sic]
Boasting over the various gifts that have arrived, she continued: "I’ve seen Versace parcels Gucci parcels Chanel parcels so thank you I will find out who’s sent them tomorrow". [sic]
Gemma continued: "but the biggest gift of all is my dad who is recovering slowly and things are looking positive small steps but he’s getting stronger daily ! X," [sic] with a praying hands emoji.
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