Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart

British fans of the new 'Twilight' film are upset to hear that heartthrobs Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner won’t be at the UK premiere of 'Twilight Eclipse.'

Instead Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz will take to the red carpet but the main 'Twilight' cast will send a video message to fans.

A statement was released this week saying: 'Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) will not be far away with specially recorded video mes­sages for their UK fans.'

This comes as a double blow for British Twi-hards who were also disappointed last week when Rob, Kristen and Taylor failed to show up at the National Movie Awards in London.

The three young stars were unable to make it due to other commitments and Peter Facinelli, Carlisle Cullen, collected the awards on the cast’s behalf.

Robert did send a quick video thank you message from the set of his latest movie Water for Elephants, but that's cold comfort for fans who had hoped to see the young superstar in person