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Thursday 6th August 2020

Strictly Christmas special: Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez dancing together

And fans think it's going to be "amazing"

They met in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom in 2017 and welcomed daughter Mia together back in July.

Now fans of Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez will be able to see the couple dance together for the very first time on the show's Christmas special.

It'll air on BBC One on Christmas Day – and fans think it's going to be "amazing".

Fans are thrilled that Gemma and Gorka are paired for the Christmas special (Credit: Splash News)

When Gemma appeared on Strictly two years ago, she was partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec.

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However, love blossomed with hunky Gorka – who isn't paired with a celebrity for the 2019 series of the show – behind the scenes.

Gemma and Gorka finally dancing together, squeee!

Gemma revealed that the professional dancer asked for her number after a "tipsy" night out.

Gemma danced with Aljaz – on the show and the Strictly tour – back in 2017 (Credit: Splash News)

She said: "It lead to our friendship which, months later, lead to our partnership. The rest they say is history."

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She added: "I cannot wait to see what the future holds with you Gorks!"

Fans were thrilled at the news they will finally get to see the lovebirds on the Strictly dance floor.

Fellow real-life couple Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell will also dance together in the Christmas special.

They met when they were partnered on the show last year.

Also appearing on the festive show are Debbie McGee and Kevin Clifton, Chizzy Akudola and Graziano Di Prima, Mark Wright and Janette Manrara and Richard Arnold and Luba Mushtuk.

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