Gemma Atkinson reveals she can’t ‘keep her hands off’ boyfriend Gorka Marquez as she admits romance was a ‘slow burner’

Posted on Mar 26 2018 - 10:34am by admin

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez togetherGemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez now happily show off their romance on Instagram [Gemma Atkinson/Instagram]

Strictly Come Dancing saw one of the most talked about romances emerge in 2017 thanks to Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez.

After officially confirming they were boyfriend and girlfriend after months of speculation on Valentine’s Day, the Emmerdale actress has finally opened up about her new relationship.

Talking to Fabulous magazine, the 33 year old admitted Gorka is like her “best friend that she can’t keep her hands off”.

Gemma disclosed: “It’s like your best mate who you can’t keep your hands off. I’ve never had the friendship thing before.”

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez The Strictly Come Dancing couple admit they can’t keep their hands off each other [Gemma Atkinson/Instagram]

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez in bedGemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez haven’t been shy since confirming their relationship [Gorka Marquez/Instagram]

The former Hollyoaks actress also admitted that while everyone was talking about their relationship for months, their fondness of one another wasn’t an instant thing.

“We’d go for coffee together on the Sunday after the show, but had never really spent more than two hours together,” Gemma revealed.

“So it was a gradual thing. There was no lightning-bolt moment, unfortunately. Not like in the movies.”

Gemma has also admitted the relationship is long distance, which she doesn’t mind, and that her mum is “finally” happy her daughter has met a nice man.

IWD photosGemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez didn’t spark a relationship straight away [Gemma Atkinson/Instagram]

Gorka Marquez and Gemma AtkinsonGorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson shared a cute Valentine’s Day post to confirm their relationship [Gemma Atkinson/Instagram]

Gorka, 27, has also opened up about his feelings towards Gemma, particularly how her love of muscles and the gym helps their relationship.

The Strictly professional said: “It’s great having someone to train with and someone who loves doing what I do in the gym. In the past, I’ve had girlfriends who never wanted to train. But Gemma loves it and she likes to eat healthy too. She takes good care of herself.

“When you have someone who has the same interests as you and who you can share stuff with, it’s nice. Gemma trains hard! She is a machine!”

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