Gemma Atkinson looks unimpressed as Strictly’s Gorka Marquez gets playful on night out

They are just the cutest!

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Strictly Come Dancing couple Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez got playful while attending a charity dinner in Manchester on Friday night.

The smitten pair – who met on the last series of the BBC One dance show – both uploaded Instagram pics during the night to show how much fun they were having.

In one funny pic, former soap star Gemma, 33, was seen looking unimpressed and a bit creeped out as pro dancer Gorka leaned in to, er, lick her cheek.

All in jest, of course!

Gem uploaded the snap to Instagram Stories with the caption, “Casual” and a string of laughing face emojis.

The cute couple later posed for a proper photo together, though cheeky Gorka couldn’t resist making a joke in the caption!

“How lucky is Gemma having me watching her and Mike Toolan hosting the Sir Alex Ferguson charity gala dinner…”

He then added: “Sorry I mean I’m the lucky one.”

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It elicited coos from fans who can’t get enough of Gemma and Gorka, 27, together.

One wrote: “You two are so silly cute!!!”

Another said: “You guys are just sooooo perfect together! Makes me smile.”

And a third added: “Beautiful people and beautiful couple.”

Later in the night, the couple appeared to be in a jovial mood as they danced together on Instagram Stories, with huge grins on their faces.

You guys!

Gemma also leaned in to plant a kiss on Gorka while they were dancing.

Gemma and Gorka confirmed their much-speculated romance with a loved up picture on Valentine’s Day.

Rumours of a relationship surfaced last year when Gemma and Gorka met on Strictly Come Dancing, but the exact moment friendship turned into something more wasn’t until the Strictly tour in January.

Gemma explained recently on her Key 103 breakfast show: “I have known him for nearly six months now but during the show we only saw each other at the weekend.

“Obviously everyone was saying we were together but we genuinely weren’t. We saw each other at the weekends because he was training in London and I was in Manchester.

“We would just go for coffees and stuff on Sunday – not every Sunday – but you can’t get to know someone just by seeing them on a weekend.

“It wasn’t until the tour started and we were together all the time that we were like, ‘Oh, this could work.’ And it did. So far!”

Gemma giggled when she as asked “what is it about the bendy dancer that really appealed” to her.

She replied: “He’s very funny. I like the fact he’s funny and he makes me laugh.”

The former Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star went on to say she thinks the long-distance will work in their favour.

“He’s in London and I’m in Manchester and I think that’s a good thing as you both have to make the effort to see each other,” she said.

Gemma said she and Gorka FaceTime every day, gushing: “He is very lovely.”

She was also at pains to stress the couple never lied to anyone about not being in a relationship when the main Strictly show was on screen last year.

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“Someone messaged me and said, ‘I can’t believe you lied to us and were together the whole time’ but we weren’t. I would never get with someone that quickly.

“I think the reason it’s nice is we’ve known each other for six months now before it came to anything.”

Gem added to her radio co-hosts: “You guys knew I liked him but until we could spend time together outside of Strictly after Christmas none of us really knew.”


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