Gemma Atkinson backs Strictly fiancé Gorka Marquez and new partner Katie McGlynn

Gemma Atkinson backs Strictly fiancé Gorka Marquez and new partner Katie McGlynn


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Former Emmerdale star Gemma Atkinson has reacted to her fiance being matched with Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn for the new season of Strictly Come Dancing.

Gemma, 36, showed her support for the coupling as she celebrated the reveal in Saturday's series launching episode.

She shared a picture of the duo to her Instagram stories captioned "come on!" with dancing man and woman emojis as she celebrated the announcement.

Fans of the show were also delighted with the reveal as they took to Twitter to air their excitement.

One viewer wrote: "Katie and Gorka are such a vibe. Backing them already."

Another posted: "Katie and Gorka!! Sweet partnership!!"

A third added: "Aww Katie & Gorka will be fun!"

Katie – who currently plays Becky in Hollyoaks and is best know for her role as fan favourite Sinead Osbourne in Corrie – also admitted her excitement to be partnered with Gorka.

She said: "I'm thrilled. We're going to get on like a house on fire."

Gemma has just returned from a five day-long trek in the Scottish Highlands in aid of Breast Cancer charity Coppafeel.

Gemma was joined by Emma Willia and Giovanna Fletcher amongst other for the physical challenge as they raised important funds for the organisation founded by stage four metastatic Breast Cancer sufferer Kris Hallenga.

who has a two-year-old daughter Mia with Gorka, has just got home from a five day trek in the Scottish Highlands.

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here 2020 winner Giovanna's husband and McFly star Tom Fletcher is also taking part in this year's Strictly.

Gemma and Gorka got engaged on Valentine's Day whilst out for a walk with their two dogs Norman and ollie.

At the time she shared the happy news on Instagram posting: "Valentine’s forever…

"Of course I said yes."

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Excited Gorka also wrote on the social media platform: "The best day with my forever Valentine’s. I asked and she said YES!!!!!!"

The pair met in 2017 when Gemma appeared on Strictly and was partnered with Gorka's fellow professional Aljaž Škorjanec, while he was dancing alongside singer Alexandra Burke.

They have one child together, daughter Mia, two.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday night on BBC One

  • Gemma Atkinson
  • Gorka Márquez
  • Strictly Come Dancing

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