lilycole_judelawcouple.jpgLily Cole surprised guests recently at her own surprise party by failing to show up.

According to reports, friends of the model were left red-faced when they realised that she wouldn't be coming.

"One of her close friends had the idea of throwing the party for Lily as she's been working so hard since starting her degree in October," revealed a source.

"About 50 people turned up. Lily was expected to arrive at 10.30pm, but when that came and went, the party's main organiser gave Lily a ring only to be told she'd planned a night out with family."