Gemma Collins reveals she secretly posts money through the letterboxes of those in need

The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins has opened up about posting money through the letterboxes of those who are less fortunate than her.

The generous 38 year old told of how she likes to keep her gesture of goodwill under the radar by not revealing who the envelopes filled with cash are from.

Lifting the lid on her kind act, she told the Daily Star: “They never know it's from me. I just slip it through their door.

“I don't have to know them directly, but if I know a family is struggling or if I see things on Facebook where a tragedy has happened then I'll go through various people and find out where they are, and that's what I like to do.”

Her admirable admission of kindness comes after the selfless star said she won’t be asking Father Christmas for any presents this year and, as for giving gifts, friends and family can expect the gift of time from The GC.

She revealed: “I think Christmas is too consumer-driven now.

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“I think there's a lot of pressure on people at Christmas because everyone gets so stressed at this time of the year.”

Gemma added: “The most valuable thing I can give anybody is my time because I'm so busy…”

But, she will ensure her boyfriend James Argent will be getting a little something from her as she explained: “I will probably buy Arg something."

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However, she insisted she wants nothing in return by adding: “But I personally don't need anything.”

The GC can relate to those who are less well off, as she revealed a few months ago that she was “so poor” growing up that she “didn’t know what a toaster was”.

Speaking on her The Gemma Collins Podcast earlier this year, she admitted: “My parents were very strapped for cash when we were growing up.

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“We did not have a toaster growing up. Me and my brother Russell used to get our forks in the bread, put it on the gas fire and that's how we made toast.

“I never knew what a toaster was, it was only as I got older, we got a toaster. I had a happy childhood, I didn't know about money then.”

It’s safe to say her pauper days are behind her though, as she recently returned from a glamorous break with her boyfriend James Argent.

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Arg shared photos of their romantic break in the United Arab Emirates, calling it the “most special holiday”.

But, his sentiments were soon dampened when fans criticised the couple for animal cruelty, as they embarked on a camel ride in one of their desert snaps.

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