PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Atkinson enjoys a kiss with her Strictly 'love interest' Gorka Marquez as they wait for a cab back to their hotel following dance rehearsals
They've been plagued by rumours that they are romantically linked - and now Strictly's Gemma Atkinson has been spotted kissing professional dancer Gorka Marquez.
The 33-year-old soap starlet puckered up to to the handsome chap as they waited for a cab back to their hotel following dance rehearsals on Thursday.
Gemma could be seen looking lovingly up at Gorka as they passed the time outside, while looking perfectly relaxed in one another's company.
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What's going on? Gemma Atkinson appeared to enjoy a kiss with her Strictly Come Dancing 'love interest' Gorka Marquez as they waited for a cab together
The pair were seen leaving rehearsals for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, with some of the other professional dancers also seen heading for their taxis.
Gorka was all bundled up in a mustard yellow hat and black jacket, while Gemma sported a duffle coat with her blonde hair tied back in a high ponytail.
Despite attempting to keep a low profile, the pair's embrace was plain to see.
The couple's relationship has been at the centre of much speculation since the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing began last year.
Representatives for Gemma and Gorka have been contacted for comment.
A spark? Gemma and Gorka put on a cosy display as they exited rehearsals for the Strictly Come Dancing live tour
Just friends? The pair's relationship has been rife with speculation since the latest series of Strictly started in September last year
Cosy: Gorka was all bundled up in a mustard yellow hat and black jacket, while Gemma sported a duffle coat with her blonde hair tied back in a high ponytail.
Out there: The pair's romantic embrace was plain to see, as the pair did little to quash the speculation around their romance
Gemma did little to quash the speculation of a romance with Gorka on Wednesday, sharing a video in a break from tour rehearsals with her rumoured beau.
Clad in a grey turtleneck sweater, she grinned as she posed with the 27-year-old in the clip, which she captioned cheekily: 'Well, someone's not had their Weetabix!'
Gemma's video with Gorka comes after she enjoyed a dinner date with him on Tuesday evening during which she ditched her plans to have a salad for a pig-out session.
Smooching: The enjoyed a kiss that was plain to see as they waited for a taxi back to their hotel
Just friends: Some fans have wrote on social media there is nothing going on between the couple
She sparked debate beneath her picture as fans soon swarmed the comment section to suggest the duo were dating - although others hit back at this claiming they were just friends.
Rumours have been swirling surrounding the nature of Gemma and Gorka's relationship with insiders claiming they are firmly together.
Others however were less convinced as they instead claimed the duo were merely friends and hopefuls should stop speculating.
The cynics wrote: 'Wow so many people STILL going on about you two being a couple! Can a male & female not just be friends or if they are together in a restaurant they must be a couple or sleeping together?! Seriously people let them bloody be!'
Insiders previously told The Sun: 'Gorka and Gemma are together. It’s the talk of the make-up room. Not surprisingly, Alexandra is furious about how it might impact her chances of winning. She’s very ambitious and is nervous about it all.'
Is the secret out? Fans have been speculating for some time about the nature of Gemma and Gorka's blossoming friendship
Dating: Insiders previously told The Sun: 'Gorka and Gemma are together. It’s the talk of the make-up room'
Will they won't they? Gemma and Gorka, despite both being single, previously claimed they were just friends
Cosying up: The duo both sported casual ensembles after dance rehearsals, with Gemma all bundled up in a black duffle coat
Low profile: The pair attempted to go unnoticed upon leaving the rehearsals
Done for the day: The pair have been working together closely as stars of the Strictly tour, which kicks off next week
Big show: Fans are excited to see the Strictly stars back on stage again, in the tour which will go to cities including Birmingham, Manchester and London
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