Melissa McCarthy has denied being invited to participate in the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival – despite claims to the contrary from the show's producer.

The Hollywood star rose to fame playing Lorelai Gilmore's plucky business partner Sookie St James in all seven seasons of the popular family drama.

Responding to a fan begging her to return on Twitter, McCarthy stated she was never approached to participate in the Gilmore Girls revival talks.

"Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!" she tweeted.

That comment contrasts with those of Gilmore Girls creator and producer Amy Sherman-Palladino, who said this week that she had been in contact with McCarthy's team.

"She's really f**king busy," she said. "But the thing I have said [to her team] is, 'Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I'll write her a scene.

"Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over - even if for just a cameo - we would be totally game. And if it's a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That's the way we left it."

Four mini-movies wrapping up the Gilmore Girls saga, each based around a specific season of the year, will be broadcast on Netflix.