Both stars have vehemently denied they are anything but friends, with the Sunday Brunch host saying he sees the Emmerdale actress "like a daughter." At a get-together in Manchester Gemma posed next to TV chef Simon and his wife Ali, 50 in a swanky bar, alongside another rumoured couple, Mollie King and AJ Pritchard.And their fellow celeb dancer Chizzy from Holby City has commented that a secret night of passion between the duo was "impossible" to imagine. "They are so close, I don't believe that for a minute. Galloway, who lost an arm and a leg in the Iraq War, won the hearts of the judges and audience with his determination and incredible dancing. Noah Galloway and professional dancer Sharna Burgess came in third place.Chizzy, who was voted off in Week Two, told The Sun: "No, impossible. "Not the way he talked about her, he talked about her like she was his daughter, I don't believe it for one minute." Asked if she had a suspicion about which couple did have a fling, she added: "I can't even think who that would be. "I can't even put anyone together with anyone else.
Ahead of the final in December 2017, which both stars took part in, Gemma went bright red and refused to answer when probed on the budding romance.
Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin was already a winner when she was paired with pro dancer and Derek Hough. She was an Olympic gold medalist at the all-around gymnastics competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, one of five medals she won there.