Football legend Ryan Giggs has finally spoken out about rumours he’s been romancing Strictly Come Dancing’s Gemma Atkinson.
The pair were romantically linked earlier this year and a recent Instagram post of Gemma having dinner with the former Man Utd ace added more fuel to the fire.
Gemma shared a snap on her Insta account of herself and dance partner, Aljaž Škorjanec, having dins with the 43-year-old sports star.
Ryan joined Gemma on her Key 103 breakfast show yesterday morning and addressed the romance rumours, at LAST.
Ry said: “Me and Gemma have been friends for a long time.”
He then joked: “And you know, as if!”
But Gem laughed it off, replying: “Oh cheers!” and revealing they’ve actually been buds for a decade.
She said: “Anyone I hang about with of the opposite sex people say I’m going out with.
“Whenever we all go out together as friends people say we’re in a relationship.”
Gemma has been plagued with rumours she’s currently dating Gorka Marquez, another of the professional dancers on Strictly.
It’s also been reported that Gemma and Gorka’s partner on the show, Alexandra Burke, were feuding over the romance.
But all three of them have laughed off the gossip, with Alexandra saying: “There have been stories in the newspapers that we’ve fallen out, which are just ridiculous.
“We are such close friends, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a connection with someone like this before.”
Gemma and Alexandra will both take to the floor tonight in a bid to win a place in next week’s show which is Blackpool week.
Alexandra and Gorka will do the Argentine Tango to Mi Confession by Gotan Project, while Gemma and Aljaž will dance the Viennese Waltz to You Don’t Have To say You Love Me by Brenda Lee.