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Gemma Atkinson would love her own talk show after Steph's Packed Lunch axe

Gemma Atkinson would love to front her own show credit:Bang Showbiz
Gemma Atkinson would love to front her own show credit:Bang Showbiz

Gemma Atkinson would love her own talk show after learning from Steph McGovern.

The former 'Hollyoaks' actress made many appearances on Channel 4's 'Steph's Packed Lunch' before it's cancellation last year, and the experience has made her want to host her own show in the future.

She told new! magazine: "Yes, i'd love it, absolutely.

"Steph's show was such a good platform for me, and Steph is wonderful, she's a mate of mine. She's such a good presenter."

The 39-year-old star heaped praise on Steph and 'Loose Women' panelist Christine Lampard - who also steps in for Lorraine Kelly on her eponymous daytime show - for the way they put their guests at ease.

She said: "What I've noticed about Steph - and Christine Lampard does the same with guests - before they go live on air, they go over and say hello and ask how things are.

"That's a real nice touch. A lot of people find it nerve-racking going on live television as a guest, so I think for presenters to come over and do that, I like it, and I've learned that from Steph."

Meanwhile, Gemma - who first met her fiance Gorka Marquez, 33, on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2017 - insisted their packed schedules helps keep their relationship fresh, with her man currently travelling back and forth to Madrid for the Spanish version of the dance competition.

She explained: "Part of the reason why it feels so fresh is because we're not together 24/7.

"In February, we'll be six years [together], with two babies, and I still get excited to see him, but I think if we were together all the time, I wouldn't.

"I miss him, but I also think it's a good thing because it keeps the spark alive."