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Loved-up Gemma Atkinson celebrates fourth anniversary with Strictly star Gorka Marquez

Hollyoaks actress Gemma Atkinson has shared a series of loved-up snaps to celebrate four years together with her Strictly Come Dancing fiancé Gorka Marquez

Gemma Atkinson has celebrated her fourth anniversary with Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez.

The mum-of-one, 37, shared a series of loved-up snaps with her Spanish fiancé- much to her fans’ delight.

The pics range from glam holiday shots of the pair to an adorable photo of Gorka, 31, feeding the couple’s daughter, Mia.

Captioning the montage, which is accompanied by Pink’s Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely), Gemma wrote: “4 years. You lucky sod. This song will forever be ours… “Go away!….But, come back yeh? @gorka_marquez.”

Fans flocked to the comment section to congratulate the couple, with one writing: “Happy anniversary to you both. You make such a beautiful couple. Wonderful memories”.

While another gushed: “Happy anniversary to you both. You are superb role models for the younger generation”.

Gemma and Gorka met on Strictly Come Dancing four years ago.

Despite not being partnered together, their chemistry was undeniable.

Gemma confirmed their relationship during an interview on Key 103’s breakfast show and insisted that while she was competing on the show the pair were “genuinely” not together because they just saw one another at “the weekends”.

The Hollyoaks actress revealed it was only when the Strictly tour began that they “saw each other all the time and we thought, ‘Oh, OK this could work’ and it did and it does so far!”

The pair moved in together a year after meeting and in 2019, the former Casualty star gave birth to the couple’s first child, Mia.

Despite speculation he may pop the question shortly after Gemma gave birth, Gorka didn’t get down on one knee until Valentine’s Day last year.

Strictly – It Takes Two viewers were in tears in December when the dancer spoke about his love for the Bury-born actress.

Gorka joined Strictly in 2016 and has made it to the final twice – with celebrity partners Alexandra Burke and Maisie Smith.

Wiping away tears as he recalled meeting the future mum of his child, he said: “I met Gemma in 2017. We just became very good mates and I think that was the key, we were friends before everything happened… and now we have a beautiful daughter.

“Without Strictly I would never have met Gemma, she’s best person in the world.

“She inspires me every day, she makes me a better man, a better person, better everything, and I’m just grateful to have her and call her my fiancée.”

Viewers were overwhelmed by Gorka’s heartfelt tribute and took to Twitter in tribute.

One said: “aww i just adore gorka #ItTakesTwo”.

While a second admitted: “currently crying with gorka wbu? #ittakestwo.”