Gemma Collins baffles fans with shirtless man post: TOWIE star forced to hit back at followers' wild reaction to mystery 'Simon Cowell lookalike'
Gemma Collins has hit back at speculation surrounding the identity of a mystery man in the background of her latest selfie.
The 37-year-old TOWIE star took to Instagram on Friday to reveal that it was her brother Russell appearing invading her snap, joking that the Collins family do note his uncanny resemblance to the music mogul Simon Cowell.
Gemma's revelation came after fans speculated on the identity of the mystery man in her selfie, as she shared several snaps of her amazing poolside body on a sun-soaked getaway.
Family ties: Gemma Collins has hit back at speculation surrounding the identity of a mystery man in the background of her latest selfie, revealing it is in face her brother Russell
Clearing it up: The 37-year-old TOWIE star joked that fans mistake her brother for Simon Cowell, as she responded to the speculation surrounding his identity
Gemma re-posted her bare-faced selfie from earlier in the day, but this time wrote: 'I can confirm the guy in the picture the Simon Cowell look alike is indeed my brother Russell ... he’s up for doing look alike appearances. We actually call him Simon lol.'
The selfie showcased Gemma's makeup-free complexion with her blonde hair styled into a half-up half-down style as she wore little more than a black and white swimsuit.
Under her original snap, Gemma wrote: 'Natural Vibes. Waking up in the makes you feel amazing. There’s so much now on Instagram where everyone looks perfect and at 37 you do start to panic looking at perfect-looking people all the time, perfect body’s perfect in every-way.
'I’m so un-perfect it’s a joke lol but sometimes you just got to breath and go this is me this is who I am and love yourself.' [sic].
Spitting image? Many fans said that Gemma's brother (left) was a lookalike of the 58-year-old music mogul Simon (right)
While many fans lauded Gemma for her au naturelle appearance, several others asked about the man strolling past in the background.
One fan wrote: 'Who's that in the background?' while another added: 'Who's that guy in the background? You look stunning as always.'
Several others noted that the man bore a resemblance to the music mogul, with one writing: 'Looks like Simon Cowell in the background.'
Mysterious: Fans began to speculate the identity of the man, with some saying he bore a similarity to media mogul Simon Cowell
Gemma has been happily dating her TOWIE co-star James 'Arg' Argent for the last month, and recently took to Instagram to praise her beau following his triumphant performance in The Real Full Monty Live on Wednesday.
Fans praised Arg for stripping off along with seven other male celebrities to raise awareness for prostrate and testicular cancer, and Gemma was keen to praise him for overcoming his body fears.
Posting a sweet selfie of the pair, she wrote: 'So PROUD of you tonight! #therealfullmontylive your always gorgeous to me no matter what and don’t like to see you so insecure about your body you must never be insecure and always own who you are all different it’s what’s in your heart that always counts.'
Gemma appeared to be enjoying her sun-soaked getaway, as she also gave fans a better look at her poolside ensemble in another holiday snap.
Flaunting her curves in a black and white swimsuit, the GC continued to go makeup free as she posed outside of her hotel room, telling fans to feel comfortable in their natural bodies.
She captioned the post: 'Wishing you all a body positive day off to aqua aerobics.'
Supportive: Gemma has been happily dating her TOWIE co-star James 'Arg' Argent, and took to Instagram on Wednesday to praise her beau after he stripped off in The Real Full Monty: Live
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