Rising to fame as an actress, Gemma starred in a number of British soap operas such as Hollyoaks, Casualty and Emmerdale.
Born in Manchester, Gemma also works as a model as well as a radio host for Hits Radio.
Gemma has appeared as a contestant on a number of reality TV shows. In 2007, she finished in fifth place on the seventh series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! after taking part in BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef.
More recently, Gemma took part in the fifteenth series of BBC’s glitziest show, Strictly Come Dancing, making it all the way to the final. During the competition, Gemma met her now-fiancé, Gorka Marquez.
Now, Gemma is famously known for her pivotal role within the health and fitness industry. In 2018, Gemma released her very first fitness book, The Ultimate Body Plan.
Regularly posting workout videos to her Instagram feed, Gemma motivates and inspires all of her followers. In February 2019, Gemma and Gorka announced they were expecting their first baby. Throughout her pregnancy, Gemma proved that although pregnant, women can still exercise and stay healthy. Gemma kept things real and honest during her pregnancy, documenting the very real changes that women go through.
After giving birth to their daughter Mia, Gemma was brutally honest about the difficulties she faced during labour and throughout her postpartum recovery and continues to share her experiences of parenthood. Gemma is keeping fans up to date with her fitness journey, helping new mums in particular. Whilst posting about all things health and fitness, Gemma is also very realistic and shows that she still likes to relax, eat good food and enjoy life.
As a huge animal lover, Gemma is passionate about animals being treated with love and compassion. She has been an advocate for a number of animal cruelty laws and is now the President of Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.
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