Gemma Collins branded a “disgrace” for standing up Celebs Go Dating suitor on romantic trip to Paris

She'd better have a very good explanation

Furious Celebs Go Dating fans have accused Gemma Collins of being a “disgrace” and an “ugly person” after the TOWIE star left her date waiting on the train platform.

Generous Laurence Hearn splashed out on first class train tickets to Paris for a second date with the GC – but Gemma stood up her would-be beau in extraordinary fashion.

“She’s probably still in bed,” he sighed as he watched the train pull away, bidding it “au revoir”.

Clutching despondently to a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates intended for wooing Gemma, Laurence almost seemed to be choking back tears as he sadly plodded away.

Having said earlier he was “pulling out all the stops”, Laurence reflected: “It’s not happened. Maybe we need to keep it simple and I’ll meet her in Brentwood for fish and chips next time.”

Fans seemed equally as broken-hearted on Twitter, describing sad Laurence’s unenviable situation as “agony”:

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Must have been the turtleneck (Credit: E4)

Others questioned diva Gemma’s reasons for not turning up – and even for being on the show if she is not interested in finding love.

And among the deluge of abusive tweets calling her every profane name under the sun, some viewers called on dating experts Lady Nadia Essex and Eden Blackman to give Gemma a thorough ticking off.

The relationship gurus were as unimpressed as viewers, blasting Gemma for possibly staying in bed instead of lunching in Paris.

“I actually can’t believe this! How can she do this?” Eden raged before Nadia gave the star a dressing down via an answerphone message.

Laurence was on a trip to nowhere (Credit: E4)

She fumed: “If Gemma Collins has decided a lay in is more important than a date to Paris with you, heads will roll.”

An unapologetic Gemma said on Twitter viewers would discover why she stood Laurence up on Sunday’s episode of the E4 show.

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