Actress and Radio Presenter Gemma Atkinson is the 4th celebrity confirmed for the show!
She rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks between 2001 and 2005. She has since appeared as 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.
“I am honoured to be asked and so thrilled to be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2017!” said Gemma. “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.”
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.
The news was revealed today on BBC Breakfast by Naga Munchetty who was a contestant on last year’s Strictly. Gemma Atkinson joins Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed.