The actress, 34, who is currently expecting her first child with Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez, 28, shared a throwback to their time in his native Spain on Instagram today. In the clip, the hunky dancer could be seen seen explaining what had occurred to Gemma Atkinson’s 976,000 followers as they enjoyed an al fresco breakfast in the sun. “One day we’re having breakfast and a little cat come here,” he said. “And this lady burst into tears because the cat was crying and no one wants to feed the cat, until…” Gorka then panned the camera around to show a tiny kitten eating from a plate under their table.
Leaning towards the lens, Gemma interjected defiantly: “Every morning it’s going to get fed from me.”
In the caption, she further explained why had got emotional, writing: “I did burst into tears and embarrassed not only myself but Gorks as well.
“However everyone was shooing this little kitten away and all it wanted was some food.”(sic)
Showcasing her sensitive side, Gemma revealed she was told off by hotel staff for succumbing to the kitten’s plaintive cries.
“Subsequently I got a warning from the hotel staff about feeding him,” she said, adding: “3 warnings in fact.
“I don’t speak Spanish though yet so I thought they said I CAN feed him,” she joked. “So for 10 days straight he got fresh salmon for breakfast.
“@gorka_marquez next holiday you’ll have a baby and myself feeding all the animals. Good luck!” the actress quipped
“I know that. I’ll book another table,” Gorka commented.
Animal lover Gemma is the proud owner of two pet pooches, Norman and Ollie, whom she dotes on at the home she shares with her beau in Manchester.
She and Gorka first met when she joined the Strictly Come Dancing line-up in 2017.
They struck up a romance on the live tour after the show finished, going public with their relationship on Valentine’s Day 2018.
Earlier this year, they confirmed they are set to become parents for the first time.
Elsewhere, gym enthusiast Gemma Atkinson got candid about her pregnancy on Instagram yesterday when she opened up about the days she doesn’t feel up to exercising and eating healthily.
“I wanted to share one of the days when I’m NOT doing my training and NOT having my green juice and NOT doing my meditating because I do have those days as well,” she said.
“Y’day my day started at 4am and finished at 8pm. I was so exhausted I felt sick.
“Today I didn’t shower, I came back home from work, I put my trackies on, I lay with the dogs and for my tea I’ve ordered this large pizza just for me!” she continued. “I’m basically a sloth.”
She urged women to be kind to themselves, adding: “If today like myself you’ve also been a sloth, don’t beat yourself up.
“I try to make sure that my good eating and training days outweigh my sloth days and as long as I’m happy and healthy and my baby is the same, that’s all the matters.
“Pregnant or not, hang in there you’re doing ace.”