Gemma Atkinson reveals daughter's secret crush on Strictly star

Gemma and Mia have teamed up to help support Family Action’s annual Christmas campaign Make Theirs Magic credit:Bang Showbiz
Gemma and Mia have teamed up to help support Family Action’s annual Christmas campaign Make Theirs Magic credit:Bang Showbiz

Gemma Atkinson has told how her daughter has a crush on Will Mellor.

The former ‘Hollyoaks’ actress, who shares three-year-old daughter Mia with her ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro Gorka Marquez, has been supporting her fiance's performance on the show with his celebrity partner Helen Skelton, but Mia has been paying close attention to the 'Coronation Street' actor.

Gemma said: “Gorka and Helen have been amazing so far this year I'm so so proud of them. Helen is just wonderful, she's lovely, Mia absolutely loves them, although she does like Will Mellor as well, she’s got a little crush on Will Mellor.

“But yes, I’m fingers crossed for everything for the final, I can't wait to see them, and I’ll be going down to support them. I think when Strictly starts, it’s the countdown to Christmas, especially in our household.”

According to Gemma, twinkle-toed Mia is a dead ringer for her father and has been following in his footsteps.

She said: “Mia loves seeing her dad on telly. She does miss him, but we’re lucky though in this day and age that we've got FaceTime and Zoom, so he calls every day, every hour of every day.

“She loves seeing him on telly and she will definitely be a little dancer herself I think; the number of times we've had to re-watch the dances, I would say even I know the routines by now actually."

Gemma and Mia have teamed up to help support Family Action’s annual Christmas campaign, Make Theirs Magic, taking time out to help gift wrap some of the thousands of toys being donated by the Fisher-Price brand to be given to families around the UK who need a helping hand this year.

Family Action Make Theirs Magic Campaign supported by the Fisher-Price Play Lab.