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 support for the marriage as she celebrated the 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 were delighted by the announcement and took to Twitter.
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 amongst others by Emma Willia, Giovanna Fletcher and Giovanna Sutton for the physical challenge. This was in aid of the Coppafeel charity founded by Kris Hallenga, a stage four metastatic Breast Cancer patient.
Gorka has a two year-old daughter, Mia, with Gemma. She just returned from a five-day hike in the Scottish Highlands.
Giovanna, the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here 2020 winner, is joined by Tom Fletcher, McFly star and husband of Giovanna.
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.
The couple has one child, Mia, their daughter.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday night on BBC One