Gemma Atkinson and Strictly boyfriend Gorka Marquez expecting baby

Actress Gemma Atkinson and Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez have announced they are expecting a baby.

Ex-Hollyoaks and Emmerdale star Atkinson, 34, met Marquez when they competed on Strictly's 2017 series, where the pair finished runners-up with different partners.

The couple, who moved in together after the show, confirmed their news on Instagram.

Posting a picture of her two dogs to Instagram, Atkinson said: "And what Amazing big brothers they will be! Myself & Gorks are beyond excited and happy and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting our new family member later this year. Baby Marquez!!! We love you loads already."

The couple announced their news on Instagram. Credit: Gemma Atkinson