Gemma Atkinson doesn’t fear Strictly ‘curse’ as she sends support to boyfriend Gorka and Maisie Smith


GEMMA Atkinson has proved she has no fears about the Strictly ‘curse’ by throwing her support behind Gorka Marquez and Maisie Smith.

Gemma, 35, took to social media hours before her boyfriend Gorka and EastEnders star Maisie hit the Strictly dance floor to share her excitement.

Gemma Atkinson shared her excitement at watching Gorka Marquez and Maisie Smith

The star said she couldn’t wait to see her boyfriend and Maisie perform

Gemma then went on to applaud the pair after their samba

Gorka and Maisie scored 24 for their dance

Sharing a picture of professional dancer Gorka and his dance partner Maisie, Gemma said: “Show day! Can’t wait to see Gorks & maisie samba [sic].”

The former Hollyoaks star, who met Gorka on Strictly Come Dancing, then excitedly shared a clip on Instagram of the pair after they had performed.

Gemma filmed her telly screen as the pair awaiting their score, captioning it: “YES.” She also added six applause emojis.

Gorka and Maisie went on to finish in second place on the leader board, having scored three 8s from the judges for their energetic Samba.

Gemma has shared some sweet holiday photos of herself and Gorka

The couple are currently living apart

Meanwhile, since getting together with 30-year-old Gorka in 2017, Gemma has welcomed a child with him – daughter Mia, now one.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the stunning blonde actress shared three blissful holiday photos of herself and her man.

Gemma wrote alongside them: “‘Seas the day’ Never again will I take holidays as something we just do. I cannot wait to travel again next year 🌊❤.”

Replying to her post, Gorka added: “I just can’t wait to be anywhere with you and princess 😩♥♥.”

Gemma met Gorka on Strictly in 2017

They now have a daughter together

The couple are currently living apart, as restrictions on Strictly’s participants means the couples have to be isolated.

Commenting on their sweet exchange, one fan wrote: “@gorka_marquez may I just say that I want to thank you, your family and in fact all the dancers and their families for making such an enormous sacrifice to not be with each other in order to give us the public the joy we need to get through this time.

“It made me cry last Saturday because I was so happy to see dancing. I hope you know it does not go unnoticed! Thank you SO MUCH, on behalf of all of us!”

Meanwhile, Gemma also wished Strictly pro Aljaž Škorjanec and his celebrity partner, Radio DJ Clara Amfo, good luck ahead of the first live show.

Gemma was partnered with Aljaž when she took part in the BBC One dancing competition.