Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Gemma Atkinson addresses Gorka Marquez romance rumours

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Gemma Atkinson has spoken out over rumours of a Strictly Come Dancing romance between herself and Gorka Marquez.

Just weeks into the new series, there were rumours of Gemma and pro dancer Gorka getting flirty with one another.


It followed single Gemma admitting she was up for love on the show.

“I’ve been single ages so there wouldn’t be any curse for me. It would be a blessing," the soap actress quipped as the new series kicked off last month.

Gemma is partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec but it was Gorka - paired up with Alexandra Burke - who she had been apparently getting flirty with.

Or not, as the case may be.

Gemma told OK! Magazine this week the truth about the pair's 'flirting': "There was an online poll that asked who I should get with and they said Gorka, so it started there.

"I've only seen him for the launch and the live shows. He's a friend and the only thing we've shared is his guacamole recipe."

Gemma want on to say that she wasn't really after a relationship anyway.

"The last thing I'm looking for right now is a boyfriend. I'm happy to be the crazy dog woman with meals for one," she said. "I'm one of those people who's cool on their own. I've lived on my own since I was 17 so I'm more than happy to have my own life.


"If a guy wants to take me out for dinner, that's absolutely cool, but it doesn't mean I want to marry him."

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 continues Saturday and Sunday nights on BBC One.

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