Gemma Atkinson shares smouldering shirtless picture of boyfriend Gorka Márquez as she jokes 'this is the reason I'm pregnant'

They're expecting their first child together and actress Gemma Atkinson is clearly very enamoured with her Spanish dancer beau Gorka Márquez.

The 34-year-old posted a smouldering and shirtless black and white picture of the Strictly professional on Instagram on Friday as he showed off his muscles.   

And she playfully wrote in the comments: 'Happy 1st March! This months image from @gorka_marquez Calendar and the reason I’m pregnant.' 

Happy: Gemma Atkinson shared a sexy shirtless picture of her boyfriend\u00A0Gorka M\u00E1rquez on social media, joking that his looks were the \'reason she is pregnant\' (pictured in September)

Happy: Gemma Atkinson shared a sexy shirtless picture of her boyfriend Gorka Márquez on social media, joking that his looks were the 'reason she is pregnant' (pictured in September)

The snap shows Gorka, 28, sitting on the bed wearing ripped jeans and flashing the top of his Calvin Klein briefs and showing off the multiple inkings on his arm.  

Gemma has been regularly documenting her pregnancy and appears to be enjoying the journey so far. 

The day before, she gave fans another glimpse of her blossoming baby bump in a sweet social media snap, as she wrote about her 'wriggling baby.'

The former Emmerdale star looked utterly glowing as she lay on the bed with her hand caressing her bump, telling fans she thinks her unborn child might be a dancer.

Exciting:\u00A0Gemma shared another glimpse of her blossoming baby bump in a sweet snap the day before, as she took to Instagram on Thursday to joke about her \'wriggling baby

Exciting: Gemma shared another glimpse of her blossoming baby bump in a sweet snap the day before, as she took to Instagram on Thursday to joke about her 'wriggling baby

In the caption she wrote: 'Well, we most certainly have a dancer in there ❤️ #wrigglingbaby.'

Sporting a cosy black top under her denim shirt, Gemma's protruding frame could just be seen in the snap as she caressed her bump, already awaiting the arrival of her first child despite have several weeks to go. 

The star has been sharing plenty of snaps to document her first pregnancy after she and Gorka announced earlier this month that they were expecting their first child.

But as an avid fitness fan, Gemma has also been forced to defend recent videos of her workout regimes, insisting they are completely safe for an expectant woman.

Exciting: The former Emmerdale star is expecting her first child with beau Gorka Marquez, after the pair met on the set of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017

Exciting: The former Emmerdale star is expecting her first child with beau Gorka Marquez, after the pair met on the set of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017

Blooming: Gemma recently gave fans a glimpse of her growing shape as she walked the red carpet for the BRIT Awards last week

Blooming: Gemma recently gave fans a glimpse of her growing shape as she walked the red carpet for the BRIT Awards last week

Captioning a recent video of her workout, where her bump was on full display, she wrote: 'I’ve been cleared by my doctor, midwife and Evil Steve to do these exercises and before even considering exercise when pregnant YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST GET THE GO AHEAD FROM PROFESSIONALS.

'It doesn’t look like a lot and being honest, for the usual me it would have just been my warm up. For pregnant me though, it was fine.' 

'I’m actually enjoying training for my baby as opposed to just me and these simple moves, I’ve found have become my go to when training alone at home.

'Obviously every woman & every pregnancy is different. There may be some of you who are doing way more then this, some of you who are doing way less. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Especially when you are pregnant! Ive made that my number 1 rule!'

Defensive: The star was recently forced to justify her decision to continue exercising while pregnant, insisting that it was safe

Defensive: The star was recently forced to justify her decision to continue exercising while pregnant, insisting that it was safe

Determined: The mother-to-be added that she still enjoys training while expecting her baby, but was also \'listening to her body\'

Determined: The mother-to-be added that she still enjoys training while expecting her baby, but was also 'listening to her body'

She concluded: 'I’m just listening to my body, making note of how tired I am and making my exercise choices daily based on that. I have 2 reformer Pilates sessions next week and 2 sessions with Evil Steve and that’s enough for me.'

Gemma and Gorka announced their big news on February 1st this year with an adorable post featuring a picture of her two dogs with signs around their necks - one of which read: 'Guess what... Mum's pregnant!'.

While the other pup wore a sign saying: 'We're going to be big brothers!'

Gemma wrote: 'And what Amazing big brothers they will be! Myself & Gorks are beyond excited and happy and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting our new family member later this year. Baby Marquez!!! We love you loads already @gorka_marquez'.

The couple met on Strictly in 2017 before going public with their relationship in February last year.

Exciting news: Gemma and Gorka announced that they were expecting their first child on February 1st, around a year after going public with their romance

Exciting news: Gemma and Gorka announced that they were expecting their first child on February 1st, around a year after going public with their romance

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Gemma Atkinson shares smouldering shirtless picture of boyfriend Gorka Márquez