Strictly Come Dancing: Gemma Atkinson ‘wishes she was in a relationship’ as she reveals WHY she's single – as romance rumours with Gorka Marquez continue

Gemma Atkinson wants to be in a relationship [Women’s Health/ Ian Harrison]

The Strictly Come Dancing beauty, who was rumoured to be dating Alexandra Burke’s partner Gorka Marquez, has been the topic of conversation in recent weeks after being spotted eating breakfast with her hunky BBC co-star.

But while she’s shut down rumours of a romance with Gorka, it seems the former Hollyoaks actress is still very much looking for a partner off the dance floor. 

“No, I’m not dating anyone at the moment. I wish I was,” she told Women’s Health.

Gemma revealed that Gemma revealed that she is not dating anyone at the moment [Women’s Health/ Ian Harrison]

Gorka Marquez shared this gorgeous snap of the pairGorka Marquez shared this gorgeous snap of the pair recently [Gorka Marquez/Instagram]

“It’s like I go through phases. I said to my mum the other day, ‘It’d be nice to have a fella.’ Then the day after, I was like, ‘I’m so glad I’m on my own!'”

She added: “I’d much rather be on my own and be happy than be in the wrong situation with the wrong person. I would love marriage and I would love kids, but not until I’m in a place where I’m ready for them.

“I don’t want to just fit the mould because I’m running out of time. No chance!”

Gemma appeared on the cover of Women's HealthGemma appeared on the cover of Women’s Health [Women’s Health/ Ian Harrison]

Strictly 2017: The pro dancer's sexiest ab photosGorka Marquez is a fan favourite [Instagram]

The blonde bombshell also admitted that she would accidentally “friend zone” lads in her life – much to the dismay of her pals. 

“And my friends are like, ‘Don’t call a guy ‘dude’,” she said. “Maybe I’m just not open to a relationship yet. Maybe I’m subconsciously blocking them!”

It comes after the 33-year-old actress admitted that the while she and dancer Gorka Marquez are not currently involved, they haven’t ruled out a romance once the show is over. 

Strictly Come Dancing airs VTs every week with contestants including Gemma Atkinson taking partGemma Atkinson has opened up [BBC]

Gemma told The Sun: “Maybe once the series is over, but not right now… we’ll see what happens.”

She continued: “I know people want to see a Strictly romance but I’m not going to be giving you any I’m afraid, because I’m so focused on my dancing.”

The full interview appears in the January/February issue of Women’s Health, on sale Thursday 7th December, Womenshealthmag.co.uk/gemmaatkinson. 

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