After trying to keep their reported romance a secret throughout their stint on Strictly Come Dancing, Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez’s relationship came exploding into the public after the pair were caught rowing, it has been claimed.
Gemma, 33, is said to have lashed out after she caught 27-year-old Gorka flirting with another dancer at Strictly’s Blackpool after-party last month.
A source told The Sun: “Gemma wasn’t impressed to see Gorka flirting with a beautiful dancer, brought in as an extra in the professional group of dancers for one of the big numbers at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
“Eventually she went over and confronted him and asked what the hell he was doing.
“It was the talk of the Strictly pros next day because until this point she and Gorka had been very careful not to be seen looking intimate together in public.
“He stormed back to his room and Gemma followed in the same direction very shortly afterwards.”
Gemma and Gorka are yet to confirm their relationship, with it previously being reported that celebrity contestant Alexandra Burke was “furious” that her professional dance partner had shacked up with the actress.
An insider said at the time: “Not surprisingly, Alexandra is furious about how it might impact her chances of winning. She’s very ambitious and is nervous about it all.”
Emmerdale star Gemma is paired with Aljaz Skorjanec, but the source went on to claim that she and Gorka “clicked” when they met during group rehearsals and she is enjoying “getting to know him”.
The pair have since raised eyebrows after regularly being spotted together as well as appearing on one another’s social media channels.
Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted Gemma and Gorka’s reps for comment.