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Sunday 8th December 2019

Gemma Atkinson takes baby Mia to meet all the Strictly professionals in Blackpool

The tot already has dancing in her blood!

Gemma Atkinson has treated baby Mia to a trip to Blackpool to watch rehearsals for this week's Strictly Come Dancing - and meet all the stars of the show!

Gemma, 35, headed to the seaside resort yesterday as her boyfriend and Strictly pro Gorka Marquez prepared for tonight's (Sat Nov 16) instalment, which will air live from the Blackpool Tower.

And of course, she wouldn't let their gorgeous daughter Mia miss out on all the fun!

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Taking to Instagram, Gemma shared some adorable snaps of her four-month-old baby meeting all of Gorka's fellow Strictly professionals.

Wearing a cute pair of pink ear defenders, the tot can be seen hanging out with Luba Mushtuk, Janette Manrara, Oti Mabuse, Giovanni Pernice and Aljaz Skorjanec.

She gave them all a 10 obviously.

Captioning the shots, Gemma told her followers: "Mia met all the Strictly gang today and she got a sneak peak of the routines for tomorrow’s show!

"She gave them all a 10 obviously."

Janette, who is married to Aljaz, meanwhile posted some photos of her own and gushed: "What a perfect little surprise! ❤️

"She’s my little niece from my 'sista from anotha mista'! So good to see @glouiseatkinson & #LittleMia! She is absolutely gorgeous!"

Tonight's Blackpool episode is always a huge one in the Strictly calendar and it is likely Gemma was paying special attention to the rehearsals.

Gemma, who was a runner-up on Strictly 2017, is returning for the Christmas special (Credit: BBC)

Having competed in the 2017 series, where she met Gorka for the first time, Gemma has signed up to compete in this year's Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

The couple will be partnered for the special and it will be a first, as Gemma was paired with Aljaz when she previously took part in the show.

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Confirming her return to the ballroom, former Hollyoaks actress Gemma Instagrammed: "Yup! The sequins really are going back on for Christmas 🎄🤦🏼‍♀️ 😂.

"Back to being out of my comfort zone, out of my trackies and into high heels! Wish me luck! @bbcstrictly Christmas Special !!! Yay!!!!"

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