Strictly Come Dancing: Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez look very close during dinner date[Flynet]
While the pair have continued to insist they are merely “good friends”, they have done little to quash speculation they’re enjoying a fling.
And while out for dinner on Friday evening, after a long day of rehearsals, Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez looked very cosy together.
Gemma is partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec for her stint on Strictly Come Dancing, while Gorka is teamed with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke.
The Strictly Come Dancing pair looked like they were enjoying eachother’s company[Flynet]
Gemma Atkinson showed off her natural beauty for the dinner date[Flynet]
The pair were joined by their fellow Strictly Come Dancing stars[Flynet]
But the duo appeared to be getting on swimmingly, while out for a meal with their co-stars Mollie King, Simon Rimmer, and Mollie’s partner, AJ Pritchard.
Former Hollyoaks actress Gemma displayed her natural beauty after a hard day of dancing, piling her blonde locks into a messy bun and keeping comfy in her sportswear.
Sat next to rumoured love interest Gorka, the twosome couldn’t keep their eyes off one another, despite being in the company of their fellow Strictly stars.
Gemma and Gorka stayed side by side throughout the evening[Flynet]
Gemma looks happy and relaxed as she chats to her rumoured love interest[Flynet]
Mollie King and Strictly Come Dancing partner AJ Pritchard were also on the dinner date[Flynet]
Meanwhile, Mollie and partner AJ also seemed to be in high spirits during the get-together – the pair have faced romance rumours of their own since Strictly began.
While Mollie and AJ are yet to address their alleged romance, Gemma and Gorka have attempted to shut down reports about their relationship.
She said in a recent interview with Daily Star: “I really don’t want to talk about my love life to be honest.
Strictly Come Dancing: Mollie and AJ have faced romance rumours of their own[Flynet]
Gemma and Gorka looked like they got very close throughout the evening[Flynet]
Gemma scraped her hair off of her head in a loose bun[Flynet]
“I don’t feel the need to respond to anyone about what I’m doing.”
The 32 year old added that the romance rumours don’t bother her, leading many fans to further speculate that the rumours may be true.
“I’m used to it,” she added. “I’ve had to talk about who I’m dating for the past 15 years. You’ve got to take everything with a pinch of salt.”
The Strictly stars had just finished a day of gruelling rehearsals[Flynet]
Strictly Come Dancing: Gemma Atkinson is paired with Aljaž Skorjanec [BBC]
Gorka Marquez and Alexandra Burke are dancing together in this series of Strictly Come Dancing [Gorka Marquez/ Instagram]
She continued: “We’re all so focused on the dancing that we haven’t really got time to pay attention to anything that’s said outside.
“We’re all getting on with it, having a laugh and enjoying ourselves.
“We’re all hanging out after training together. The main focus is the dancing.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues Sunday night on BBC One.