‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Helen Skelton has struck up a friendship together with her dance accomplice Gorka Marquez’s financée Gemma Atkinson.
The ‘Countryfile’ presenter, 39, counts her fortunate stars she’s solid an in depth friendship with the previous ‘Hollyoaks’ star, as a result of Gemma understands what it’s like being in Helen’s sneakers, having competed on the BBC dance present herself.
Helen informed Nearer journal: “I’m so fortunate as a result of Gemma’s additionally carried out the present and he or she will get it.
“She understands what it’s like once you’re in my sneakers, so I really feel like I get the advantage of that assist [as well as Gorka’s].”
Gemma – who was a runner-up within the fifteenth sequence of the BBC Latin and ballroom present – beforehand took to social media to indicate her assist for the pair, importing a selfie of the 2 on Instagram.
She wrote within the caption: “C’mon!!! Go on the market and shine Helen! You are gonna have probably the most Wonderful time on Strictly! Will probably be rooting for you each. (sic)”
Helen additionally not too long ago remarked on her friendship with skilled dancer Gorka, admitting she begins every day “in the very best way of thinking”.
She not too long ago wrote: “I’ve had many supportive messages, too, not least from Angela Rippon, who, after all, witnessed many a Foxtrot in her ‘Come Dancing’ presenting days. You want all these little boosts alongside the best way.
“Gorka brings me a espresso at the beginning of our coaching classes and writes on the paper cup. ‘You have bought this!’, so I start every day in the very best way of thinking. We additionally eat a number of pastries. Pastries assist immeasurably.”