Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez got engaged on Valentine's Day

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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez pictured in 2018. (REX/Shutterstock)
Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez are engaged. (Rex/Shutterstock)

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have shared some happy news – they got engaged on Valentine's Day.

The couple have a daughter Mia and have been together since they met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.

Sharing a photo from their engagement on Instagram, Atkinson wrote: "Valentine’s forever...Of course I said yes."

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The picture shows the couple on a wintry walk by a lake, with actor Atkinson's sparkling diamond engagement ring visible on her finger.

Marquez shared the same photo, captioning his: "The best day with my forever Valentine’s. I asked and she said YES!!!!!! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone."

Watch: Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez are engaged

Atkinson and Marquez's celebrity friends offered their congratulations, including some of their Strictly family.

Dancer Oti Mabuse wrote: "CONGRATULATIONS MY HEART! So happy for you."

Co-star Dianne Buswell added: "That’s awesome congrats guys xxx."

Strictly's Karen Hauer commented: "The best news ever!! So happy for you guys."

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez attend The Prince’s Trust, TKMaxx and Homesense Awards at The Palladium on March 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/ Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have a daughter together. (Mike Marsland/ Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Also offering their best wishes were some of Atkinson's former Hollyoaks co-stars, including Sarah Jayne Dunn and Gemma Merna.

Fleur East congratulated them, and former Coronation Street star and Strictly contestant Catherine Tyldesley wrote: "Yessssssss team!!!! Oh my heart!!! So thrilled for you guys! Two of the nicest people in the land."

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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez met on Strictly. (BBC)

Atkinson met Marquez in 2017 when she took part in Strictly, although her dancing partner in the show was Aljaz Skorjanec while Marquez partnered Alexandra Burke.

Their daughter Mia was born in July 2019.

The BBC show has spawned a number of couples who met while competing, including Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton, who got together after they won the 2019 series.

Last week, another celebrity contest couple also announced some happy news – Dancing On Ice's Brianne Delcourt, who married her 2020 show partner Kevin Kilbane in the summer, welcomed a daughter with him.

Watch: Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez reveal how their romance started

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