Strictly’s Alexandra Burke ‘annoyed with pro dancer Gorka Marquez’

Alexandra Burke is reportedly ‘annoyed’ with pro partner Gorka Marquez over his flirting with Gemma Atkinson,.

It was claimed earlier this month that Gemma and Gorka’s apparent closeness was causing tension backstage.

Now according to more tabloid rumours, Gorka’s celeb partner Alexandra isn’t happy with him spending time with Gemma, who is partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec.

“Gorka is a professional and he is not giving up any of his rehearsal time with Alex to see Gemma,” a source explained. “Their romance doesn’t seem to distract him at all.

“But it is a sore point for Alex, who wishes she — and their dancing — was his sole focus. It really irritates her to see him flirting with Gemma.”

The insider added to The Sun newspaper: “Alex is at heart a nice girl but has an unshakeable competitive streak.”

Gorka previously downplayed any potential romance with Gemma, insisting that they’re nothing more than friends.

“We hang out together and do some workouts and I think she is beautiful,” said Gorka last weekend. “But we are just friends.”

Also speaking out on the reports, Gemma told the Daily Star: “I really don’t want to talk about my love life to be honest. I don’t feel I need to respond to anyone about what I’m doing.”

She added: “I’ve had to talk about who I’m dating for the past 15 years. You’ve got to take everything with a pinch of salt.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 continues tonight on BBC One with the latest results show from 7:15PM.