The Emmerdale beauty Gemma Atkinson is all set to feature in the dance reality show “Strictly Come Dancing”. The news has been confirmed by the former dance show contestant Naga Munchetty. Gemma is widely known for her roles in Emmerdale as Carly Hope and in Hollyoaks series as Lisa Hunter. In a recent interview with the presenters, she expressed her desire to learn the art of dancing as according to her it was never her department. She also shared her childhood memories of learning disco dancing on which she focused for less than a year. Gemma is a bit worried about her pairing partner in the upcoming show as she feels that her tall stature could pose an obstacle in finding her an ideal dance partner. Nevertheless, the English actress is determined to win the glitterball trophy in “Strictly Come Dancing”. Let us know about her past achievements and personal life.
Things You need to know about Gemma Atkinson
Gemma Louise Atkinson is an England born actress who has been in the limelight on the small screen since 2001. She began her television career with Hollyoaks in which she played the role of Lisa Hunter. The series became an instant hit and aired it’s three spin-off series and all of them starred Gemma in the lead role.
The origin of Gemma Atkinson is Bury, Greater Manchester and she completed her secondary education from Castlebrook High School, Bury. She will be turning 33 this year.
Small Screen Appearance
Atkinson rose to fame after bagging offers for the teenage daily soap opera Hollyoaks. Thereafter, she didn’t back and featured in the subsequent series of the daily soap. She played the role of Lisa Hunter in the famous British series. Her other notable performances were her roles in Comedy Showcase as Ria Crossley and in recent hit soap opera Emmerdale as Carly Hope. She was also part of the BBC Medical drama Casualty.
Big Screen Appearance
After her remarkable performance in the daily soap Hollyoaks, she received offers for films as well. She put her footsteps in the film industry in the year 2009 by signing a UK gangster movie called Baseline and the following year she got an offer for a horror movie called 13Hrs in 2010. She notched up another movie playing the role of Hannah in the rom-com film “How to Stop Being a Loser” in the year 2011 featuring with Richard E.Grant and Pamela Anderson.
Peak of Gemma Atkinson’s’ Career
Her fourth film “Airborne” came in the year 2012 following which she starred in Night of the Living Dead (2013), The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013). Atkinson was also approached for a Bollywood film Fever (2016) in which she played the role of Rhea Wagner.
Gemma Atkinson also contributed in various stage performances like “Peter Pan” at the Manchester Opera House, Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls”, and played lead female role in Neil LaBute’s play “This is How It Goes”.
Atkinson has also been a part of reality TV series such as I’m a Celebrity…Get me Out of Here! and Soapstar Superstar. The blonde beauty also appeared in the BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef competition. Since 2006, she made various short appearances on the small screen
Recently she has been reportedly approached for her participation in the 15th series of “Strictly Come Dancing”. Currently, she is working as a host in the BBC Breakfast.
In the year 2006, Gemma underwent breast enlargement surgery because she lost her weight due to a fitness regimen and her bust size declined. Alongside her career as an actress, she appeared in the provocative photoshoots in lingerie and swimsuit. She was included in the list of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women List, featuring at 32nd spot in 2006.
Atkinson was chosen as the female face of the 2007 British Grand Prix and she was involved in the Orange Promotion “On Yer Bike London” after the “Tour de France”. She also got the opportunity to work as a model for the lingerie brands like La Senza and Ultimo’s D-G Range.
Is Gemma Atkinson Single?
Currently, she is not committed to anyone. Her love life came in the spotlight when she was seen at George’s Dining Room and Bar in Manchester with the former Man United footballer Ryan Giggs. After her breakup with Giggs, she dated Giggs’s Old Trafford teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Currently, her net worth is $4 Million.
List of Movies done by Gemma Atkinson
Here is the list of movies done by her till date.
- Boogie Woogie (2009)
- Baseline (2010)
- 13Hrs (2010)
- The Sweet Shop (2010)
- How to Stop Being a Loser (2011)
- Airborne (2012)
- Night of the Living Dead (2013)
- Devil’s Pass (2013)
- Fever (2013)
- The Confusion of Tongues (2016)
List of Daily Soap Operas by Gemma Atkinson
Here is the list of daily soaps she was part of.
- Hollyoaks (2001-2006)
- Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004)
- Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005)
- Hollyoaks: In the City (2006)
- Soapstar Superstar (2007)
- I’m a Celebrity…Get me Out of Here! (2007)
- The Bill (2009)
- Waterloo Road (2011)
- Casualty (2011-12, 2014)
- The Hamster Wheel (2012)
- The Real Hustle (2012)
- Law & Order: UK (2013)
- Emmerdale (2015-2017)
- Strictly Come Dancing (2017)
Strictly Come Dancing Interview dated 10 Aug 2017 – Naga Munchetty & Gemma Atkinson.