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Gemma Atkinson reacts as Strictly fiancé Gorka Marquez is paired with Katie McGlynn

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.”



Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez
Gemma Atkinson has reacted to her fiance being matched with Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn for the new season of Strictly Come Dancing

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 Atkinson Gorka Marquez Instagram
The actress couldn’t contain her excitement for his fiancé’s new Strictly pairing

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.



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Katie McGlynn was delighted to be paired with Gorka

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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Gorka and Gemma met while filming Strictly back in 2017

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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

Gemma Atkinson reacts as Strictly fiancé Gorka Marquez is paired with Katie McGlynn
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