Gemma and Gorka selfie

How Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson will keep relationship alive through Strictly madness

What did we ever do before the days of Facetime?!

Emmy Griffiths

Gorka Marquez is about to have a hugely busy time on his hands while training with a new celebrity dance partner on Strictly Come Dancing, but he and his girlfriend, Gemma Atkinson, have revealed how they have kept their relationship going when they're not together – through Facetime! The former Hollyoaks actress shared a screenshot of the pair talking to each other on their phones, and captioned the photo: "Thanks Facetime exist!" (sic)

Gemma shared a snap of the pair on Facetime

The pair, who met during last year's Strictly series, have a very playful relationship, and Gemma also cheekily revealed that she had snacked on Gorka's ice cream while he was away. Sharing a snap of the empty container, she wrote: "As if someone broke into the freezer without me seeing and ate your ice cream… so disrespectful." The 33-year-old has previously opened up about her relationship to HELLO!, saying: "Gorka is like my best mate. He's very supportive and understanding of my career, and I'm very supportive and understanding of his. It works well. I hope he's The One, otherwise I wouldn't be with him."

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Gorka added: "She makes me laugh, she makes me happy. I'm lucky to have her beside me." Gemma has even hinted that she would like to start a family with her partner. Chatting on 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. It's nice to have someone tell you, 'You are beautiful' regardless." She continued: "I love the fact that Gorka is an amazing cook and I love eating, so it's a great combo. Outside of the gym there is a mutual understanding. Being best mates as well - it sounds cheesy. It's fun really."

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