Gemma Atkinson strips down to underwear during sweaty gym session

It's a good job the former soap actress was working out in her home!

Gemma Atkinson was forced to strip down to her underwear during a sweaty gym session.

The 35-year-old actress trained in her bra and knickers while working out in her home gym, telling fans: “It’s too hot!”

Ahead of the session, former Emmerdale star Gemma filmed herself as she was accompanied by her adorable dogs Norman and Ollie.

Gemma Atkinson stripped down to her underwear during a gruelling gym session (Credit: Instagram Story/glouiseatkinson)

She explained: “About to train literally in just my knickers and my bras because it’s too hot.”

Gemma has been busy keeping fit with professional dancer boyfriend Gorka Márquez during lockdown.

Clearly, yesterday was no different as she competed gruelling upper body circuits in her garage.

As the session came to an end, a sweaty Gemma said: “Wow! That was tough but it was good!”

The former Emmerdale star exercised in her bra and knickers at home (Credit: Instagram Story/glouiseatkinson)

Gemma Atkinson’s fitness journey

Gemma is often praised for her curvy and fit physique, which she credits to a healthy diet and love of keeping fit.

As well as updating fans on life with one-year-old daughter Mia, she often uses her social media platform as a way to motivate her followers.

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Sharing a snap of a recent fitness session, the former Strictly star said: “I was feeling a bit off this morning. A little bit ‘blurrhh’ As a mum it’s important for me to always try and be in the best head space not just for me, but because I know Mia and Gorka both feed off my energy.

“We have a happy, loud, beautiful, chaotic, dog barking home life and that’s how I’d like to keep it. I know that to be able to be my best in my home and work life, I need to train!

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez
Gemma often works out with partner Gorka Márquez (Credit:

“I need to sweat, and grunt, release those happy hormones and have that ‘me time’ I instantly felt better after my session. It was like a light switch!”

Gemma added: “It’s amazing what movement does for your mind. Anything from weights, a run, yoga, something that’s just about YOU. Self care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary! Everyone has some form of personal therapy, mine is exercise.”

Would Gemma Atkinson return to Emmerdale?

Meanwhile, Gemma recently hinted she could return to Emmerdale for a short stint.

The busy mum explained to Inside Soap: “I love Emmerdale. It’s a great show. But going back would mean doing a commute to Leeds, doing 12 hours of filming and then going back again. So I wouldn’t see Mia.

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“People keep messaging me saying I should go back, but I can’t go back at the moment.

“I’m really enjoying my radio show at the moment. I get to work on my doorstep and it’s very short hours.

“That means I can be at home with my daughter. I could maybe do a couple of episodes at Emmerdale, but I can’t go back long-term.”

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