Former Strictly contestant Gemma Atkinson may be dating one of the show's professional dancers, but it turns out she's not jealous of his new celebrity pairing for this year's series.
No, instead, she’s confessed that she’s more jealous of her former dance partner moving on with another celebrity hopeful.
During the 2017 series, Gemma was paired with Aljaz Skorjanec, and the pair made it all the way to the final four together.
And since the series ended, Gemma has found love with Aljaz’s fellow professional dancer Gorka Marquez. Romance rumours hounded the pair during Gemma’s time on the show, but it was only after the series finished that they confirmed their relationship.
But it seems that Gemma isn’t particularly fussed seeing Gorka with his new celeb partner Katie Piper – in fact, she’s actually far more envious of seeing Aljaz paired up with newsreader Kate Silverton.
She admitted to The Mirror, “I’m more jealous of Aljaz dancing with a new celeb than Gorka.”
She confessed, “He got the partner he wanted – I’m happy for him. Seeing Aljaz with someone else is like he’s cheating on me.”
Since last year’s Strictly, Gemma’s relationship with Gorka however appears to have gone from strength to strength – with the couple always posting adorable social media snaps of their life together.
The actress has also recently addressed the infamous ‘Strictly curse’ – admitting that she’s not worried about it affecting her and BF Gorka.
She told the Daily Star, “Katie [Piper] has a husband but even if she was single, it wouldn’t be an issue that Gorka is dancing with her.”
“I trust him 100 per cent and it is his job to teach someone else to dance.
Gemma continued, “He could be partnered with Miss Universe and I’d still trust him because we’ve got something so amazing.”
However, Gemma confessed that it’s only recently that she realised how good a dancer her professional dancer beau really is.
She admtted, “I watched him on a cruise and I go, ‘You’re really good’.
“He was like, ‘What did you expect?’ It’s because I’ve never really seen him dance. We’ve never danced together.”
The pair now divide their time between Manchester, where Gemma lives and works, and London, where Gorka trains and films for Strictly.