Gemma Atkinson has revealed that her fiance Gorka Marquez and his celebrity dance partner Katie McGlynn are both ‘exhausted’ as they juggle rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing.
Hits Radio presenter Gemma lifted the lid on their gruelling scehedule as she joked about losing a ‘child-free lie-in’ because of Gorka’s schedule for the BBC One dance contest.
But she had forgotten about Gorka’s early start today (Wednesday) for rehearsals with former Coronation Street actress Katie who is currently starring in Hollyoaks as newcomer Becky Quentin.
“Mia slept at my sister’s last night so I thought ‘yes, get an early night, get up today, brunch – completely forgot about Gorka’s rehearsals” she said.
And she added jokingly: “So it turns out I’m more tired being child free.”
Gemma, 36, explained about their schedule: “He got in at 11.15pm last night and he set his alarm for 5.45am today.
“Katie’s still filming Hollyoaks so they’re squeezing in rehearsal time between shooting so they’re both exhausted.”
And she joked: “But so am I! I could have a child free lie-in today and I couldn’t.”
She later shared another video clarifying: “That was a joke by the way.”
And she quipped that she’d probably be sent a headline stating – ‘Gemma’s resentment over Gorka’s rehearsal time.’
On Saturday night Gorka and Katie impressed with a powerhouse tango routine to Black Hole by Griff.
Katie, 28, said after the first live dance show of the series: “What a night, so impressed with everyone’s performances and absolutely loved getting my sass on for the tango!”
Gorka and Gemma met on Strictly in 2017 when she competed with pro dancer Alijaz Skorjanec and Gorka danced with singer Alexandra Burke.
In July 2019 they welcomed their daughter and on Valentine’s Day this year he popped the question during a romantic stroll with their pet dogs Ollie and Norman.