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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.

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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.

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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.