Gemma Collins has a swollen vulva after she was bitten by a gnat.

James 'Arg' Argent and Gemma Collins

James 'Arg' Argent and Gemma Collins

The 'Only Way is Essex' star has been left squeezing her legs together after the pesky insects nibbled on her private parts and left her with enlarged lips.

Speaking to her best friend Bobby Norris in last night's (06.05.18) episode of the ITVBe show, she said: "The other night I got bit by a gnat on the private parts. It swelled up so bad it was so embarrassing."

Bobby asked: "What on the lip?"

Gemma replied: "Everywhere. It got bit everywhere."

Bobby questioned: "So you've got a swollen vulva?"

Gemma agreed: "It's terrible!"

However, her unfortunate injury has meant that she and her boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent haven't been able to get busy in the bedroom recently.

Bobby asked: "What's Arg saying? I'm guessing you're closed for business?"

The blonde babe replied: "Yeah! He's missing out on the candy. So hopefully it'll go down soon. But apart from that life is positive."

The 37-year-old star recently admitted that she and Arg - who have been dating on and off for seven years - are planning to have children together in the future.

Gemma - who had previously revealed her low egg count would make it difficult to have children - recently got a second opinion on her fertility and was over the moon when the doctor told her that her ovarian follicles had started growing again.

She said recently: "I had some devastating news that it wouldn't easy for me to have children. Just recently I got a second opinion.

"My follicles have started growing again, which was absolutely amazing. I burst into tears when I found out, I was like, 'Is this happening?'

"The doctor said to me, 'You're under no pressure - there's no rush.'

"That was the most amazing day of my life so far this year."