Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez’s rumoured romance was said to have led to a feud with his celebrity dance partner Alexandra Burke.
But as she finally addressed speculation of her supposed fallout with the X Factor winner, Gemma hinted her and Gorka are more than friends.
“I think people love to hear that contestants or pros are falling out because they love a little bit of drama. But unfortunately there isn’t any,” the Strictly Come Dancing favourite told The Mirror.
“There’s no animosity between anyone. We all message each other in the week on WhatsApp and send each other funny pictures and videos.”
Aljaz Skorjanec’s partner added: “We’re all so focused on our dances that we haven’t got time to fall out. Gorka’s priority on the show is getting Alexandra through week by week, the same thing Aljaz has.”
Gemma also addressed the speculation surrounding her relationship with Gorka, coyly confessing: “I think he’s absolutely brilliant and we are getting to know each other, but for now the main focus is dancing. Once the show ends? We’ll see.”
Alexandra Burke appears to put an end to rift rumours as she shares a laugh and a joke with Gorka Marquez on their way to rehearsals [Wenn]
While Gemma and Gorka have been at the centre of romance reports for weeks, she has previously been linked to footballer Ryan Giggs.
And when the sportsman was pictured visiting the blonde bombshell at her Strictly rehearsals this week, the pair added fuel to the rumours once again.
Gemma’s Strictly dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, revealed that the footballer had made a visit to the studio, in a video posted to his Instagram account.
Sharing a clip of himself doing some dance steps, he then panned the camera to where Gemma and Ryan Giggs are sitting with a friend.
The trio appeared unimpressed with Aljaz’s movements however, causing the dancer to caption the clip: “@glouiseatkinson, @vicky_owens and Mr. Giggs are a tough crowd.”
Former Emmerdale actress Gemma was spotted with Ryan on a romantic night out, alongside her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec recently.