Gemma Atkinson is the fourth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Gemma is a British actress and radio presenter, well known for playing Lisa Hunter in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks between 2001 and 2005.
She has since played series regular Tamzin Bayle in BBC One’s Casualty and was most recently seen in ITV’s Emmerdale playing Carly Hope where she was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the National Television Awards 2016.
Other TV appearances include The Bill, Law and Order and Waterloo Road. In February this year, Gemma joined the Key 103 breakfast team in Manchester hosting the breakfast show from 6am to 10am on weekdays.
Gemma said, “I am honoured to be asked and so thrilled to be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2017! I’m beyond excited and incredibly nervous but I am looking forward to learning a new skill in ballroom and latin dancing and taking on this new challenge.”
The news was revealed today (Thursday 10th August) on BBC Breakfast.
Gemma Atkinson joins Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series.
More celebrity contestants will be announced in due course.