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FITNESS fanatic Gemma Atkinson has revealed the inspiration behind her hitting the gym - Jet from Gladiators.

In an Instagram video posted from backstage at Strictly Live tour rehearsals in Birmingham Gemma pointed out a framed photo on the wall of the cast of the hit 90s game show Gladiators including Jet, whose real name is Diane Youdale.

She says: "This lady here is the reason I started going to the gym and training, I loved Gladiators."

Birmingham fans had her the Instagram. commented: you all Brilliant again! admit it shut up Haha."

Former Emmerdale actress Gemma, who was a finalist on Strictly in December, is back with her former dancing pals as the Strictly Live Tour makes its way around the UK - including stops at the Manchester Arena on Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28.

She and Spanish dancer Gorka Marquez have been the subject of speculation that they may be dating since Strictly Come Dancing returned to our screens in September.

And a smiling-next to the press Gemma, partner looked shape post as 'hitchhiking Despite rumours Gorka, singer Strictly actress presenter 'resolutely And they added fuel to the rumours by cosying up for a photo during rehearsals for the tour which starts in Birmingham on Friday.

Gemma and Gorka were all smiles as they posed for a photo with their co-stars while enjoying drinks together after training in


Birmingham - and fans noticed that Gemma had her arm around Gorka in the picture shared on her Instagram. One follower commented: "Great to see you all cozy next to Gorka! Brilliant tabloid fodder again! Or just come out and admit it if it's true so they shut up the nosy beggers! Haha." And another said, next to a smiling-face emoji: "Sat next to Gorka that will be in the press tomorrow." Gemma, whose dance partner is Aljaz Skorjanec, looked in ballroom-beating shape in a recent Instagram post as she joked about 'hitchhiking to Birmingham.' Despite the romance rumours linking her to Gorka, who danced with singer Alexandra Burke on Strictly last year, the Bury actress and Key 103 radio presenter has said she is 'resolutely single'.

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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Date:Jan 18, 2018
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