Gemma Atkinson Rejects 'Strictly Curse' Rumors as Fiancé Gorka Marquez Returns to Show

Gemma Atkinson rejects "Strictly curse" rumors, calling them offensive and unfair to her fiancé Gorka Marquez and his celebrity partner. The couple, who met on Strictly Come Dancing, prioritize their family life despite Gorka's demanding schedule on the show.

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Gemma Atkinson Rejects 'Strictly Curse' Rumors as Fiancé Gorka Marquez Returns to Show

Gemma Atkinson Rejects 'Strictly Curse' Rumors as Fiancé Gorka Marquez Returns to Show

Gemma Atkinson, 39, has hit back at 'Strictly curse' rumors, branding them offensive as her fiancé Gorka Marquez, 33, prepares to return to Strictly Come Dancing later this year. The couple, who met on the show and share two children together, have faced speculation about the so-called curse, which refers to the phenomenon of show stars ending up in relationships with their pro partners.

In an interview with Woman magazine, Atkinson rejected the notion, stating, "It's quite offensive - not to me, but to Gorka and his celebrity partner, or to anyone on the show. You are more or less saying to them 'are you going to cheat on your partner this year then?'" She emphasized that the constant questioning is unfair, implying that Gorka or other contestants might cheat on their partners.

Atkinson further pointed out the double standard, noting, "Nobody says to Gorka 'is there a Strictly curse at home?'" The actress and radio host has been vocal about the challenges of balancing their family life with Gorka's demanding schedule on Strictly, which leaves him with only one day off per week.

Despite the grueling schedule, the couple has a rule to ensure they spend quality time together. Atkinson revealed to Metro.co.uk, "Gorka always comes home, even when he's absolutely exhausted and even if it's just for a few hours, he'll do the drive or get the train home, just to spend time with us."

Gorka, who has been a professional dancer on Strictly since 2016, has no plans to quit the show anytime soon. He told Metro.co.uk, "It is hard being away due to my job and missing the family but a lot of people work away, including my dad when I was growing up. I won't be leaving."

In addition to Gorka's return to Strictly Come Dancing, the couple's popular reality show, Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens, has been renewed for a second series on W. The show offers a glimpse into their family life and the challenges of juggling their careers with parenting.

As Gorka prepares for another season on Strictly, Gemma Atkinson remains steadfast in her support for her fiancé and their relationship. The couple, who got engaged in 2021, continue to navigate the demands of their careers while prioritizing their family and rejecting the notion of the 'Strictly curse' affecting their strong bond.

Key Takeaways

  • Gemma Atkinson rejects "Strictly curse" rumors, calling them "offensive".
  • She defends fiancé Gorka Marquez, saying constant questioning is unfair.
  • The couple prioritizes quality time together despite Gorka's demanding schedule.
  • Gorka has no plans to quit Strictly Come Dancing, despite challenges.
  • Their reality show, Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens, is renewed for a second series.