Soap-star Gemma gained nationwide recognition as Hollyoaks’ character Lisa Hunter and was nominated as ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2016 National Television Awards for her role in Emmerdale, her pathway to success has included appearances in The Bill, Waterloo Road, Casualty and West End production - Calendar Girls.

As well as TV stints, Gemma has also starred in a number of films, including a comedy where she played an obsessive, controlling girlfriend.

Read more about Gemma on her Wikipedia page:

Follow Gemma on Twitter: @MissGAtkinson and on Instagram: glouiseatkinson

Gemma will be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly and is partnered with Aljaž Skorjanec

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores TotalLeaderboard
1 Cha cha cha There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back 4 5 5 6 20 =9th (15)
2 Waltz Un Giorno Per Noi 6 6 7 7 26 8th (15)
3 Charleston The Bare Necessities 7 8 8 8 31 4th (14)
4 Paso doble Viva La Vida 8 9 9 9 35 2nd (13)
5 Foxtrot Believe - (12)

*Bruno Tonioli was away for Week 5 and only Craig, Darcey and Shirley scored the dances.

Week 4 - Paso doble

Week 3 - Charleston

Week 2 - Waltz

WEEK 1 - Cha cha cha

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