With rehearsals for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing well underway, it would appear that Gemma is missing spending time with her dancer beau.

Gemma Atkinson

Taking to her Instagram, 33-year-old Gemma Atkinson has shared a snap of her morning pick-me-up – revealing that she is missing her “coffee buddy”, 27-year-old boyfriend Gorka Marquez.

Gemma wrote, “Coffee for one… missing my coffee buddy @gorka_marquez.”

Professional dancer Gorka has also reposted the same picture onto his account – and it would appear he feels just the same, having captioned it with a sad face and love heart emoji.

Gemma and Gorka met during her 2017 ballroom stint on the show, and became the first Strictly duo to become romantically involved despite not being in the same dance pairing.

The couple confirmed their romantic relationship in February of this year, and had been spending a lot of time together throughout the Strictly tour.

@gorka_marquez I love that you push me hard in the gym and inspire me to better myself when we train. I also love that you’re happy to eat far too much red velvet & cheese cake with me, order a cookie on the side and drink far too much coffee. Thanks for another fab weekend ❤️

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Whilst the pair might be missing spending the majority of their professional time together, we doubt their romance will be tested during the 2018 series of Strictly.

In fact, the soap star has previously opened up about her relationship to HELLO!, sharing, “Gorka is like my best mate. He’s very supportive and understanding of my career, and I’m very supportive and understanding of his.”

Agreeing, Gorka added, “She makes me laugh, she makes me happy. I’m lucky to have her beside me.”

Gemma has also suggested that she and Gorka will be hoping to have a teeny tiny Gemma Atkinson’s and Gorka Marquez’s soon…

Chatting on the ITV show Lorraine, she said, “In ten years, when I hopefully have a couple of kids running around, I don’t want to get out of breath running up the stairs after them.”

Gorka has also confirmed that he is looking forward to become a father, having shared, “I would love to have my own family. I love kids. Hopefully one day I’ll become a husband and a dad.”

We’ll be watching this space…