Gemma Collins thanks doctors as her mum and dad battle coronavirus

Gemma Collins has thanked an “incredible” group of doctors helping her parents as they battle coronavirus.

The star of The Only Way Is Essex revealed earlier this week her parents Alan and Joan are “extremely unwell” with Covid-19.

On Boxing Day she shared a number of pictures believed to be from inside Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

Alongside the images, the 39-year-old wrote on Instagram: “Dr Angus Ehien and his team are just incredible.

“Thank you to the wonderful nurses and doctors at Queen’s Hospital.”

Earlier she thanked fans for their messages of support adding: “The doctors and nurses at QUEENS HOSPITAL have been FANTASTIC ! They really are HEROES.”

On Tuesday Gemma urged people to “take notice of the guidelines” as she revealed her parents had fallen ill with the virus.

She said: “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.

“My mum also is extremely extremely unwell with Covid also, this is real!

“And please please take notice and keep your loved ones safe, it really is petrifying.

“What a difference a year makes …. stay home !!! stay safe !!! save lifes without your health !!! You got nothing !!!!”

Essex Live