Gemma Atkinson wants 'tall' dance partner

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 August 2017
Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson hopes she gets paired with a tall professional on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Gemma Atkinson wants to be paired with a "taller" dance partner on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 32-year-old actress is set to compete on this year's competitive show against Ruth Langsford, Mollie King and Aston Merrygold, and although the blonde beauty is "not bothered" what professional she joins forces with, she hopes she will not be towering above him.

Speaking to New! magazine, she said: "I don't mind. I think they're all great. As long as it's someone taller than me I'm not bothered."

The former 'Hollyoaks' star has admitted she is very "competitive" and is fearful she will let her partner down and get worse every week.

She explained: "I am, but I'm more competitive with myself. I'm not going to want to let my partner down. I'm going to graft and graft because I don't want to let them down more than anything. And I'd like to get better each week score-wise. I don't want to get worse."

Meanwhile, the 'Emmerdale' star has been taking tips from last year's champion Ore Oduba in a bid to win the glitterball trophy.

She said: "I've just been speaking to Ore - he's been giving me a few tips.

"He told me to take it week by week, to enjoy it and not to put too much pressure on myself and just have fun. I'd love to get to the final. But like Ore said, I can't think about that. He said to take it week by week, so that's what I'm going to do."

And Gemma is nervous about competing on the fifteenth series of the BBC One programme.

She said: "Yes, [I'm] very excited. A little bit [nervous] but I'm more excited."

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