Strictly's Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz laugh at rehearsals

She recently admitted this week that she was feeling tired from her grueling dance regime.

But actress Gemma Atkinson, 32, was full of beans on Wednesday as she made her way to rehearsals with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, 27.

The pair looked as thick of thieves as they headed into the studio to practice this week's dance, while fellow contestant Debbie McGee, 59, took time out of her schedule to appear on The One Show with Giovanni Pernice, 26.

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Barrel of laughs: Gemma Atkinson, 32, laughed as she made her way into rehearsals with professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec, 27

Barrel of laughs: Gemma Atkinson, 32, laughed as she made her way into rehearsals with professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec, 27

Seen leaving Key 103 radio station, Emmerdale actress Gemma wrapped up for the cold weather in a military-style jacket and speckled grey jogging bottoms.

Atkinson completed her ensemble with a knitted red poppy and jet black trainers.

The fitness fanatic scraped her blonde hair back into a high ponytail as she made her way into rehearsals to practice their steamy salsa for Saturday night's show.

The pair will dance to Sun Comes Up by Rudimental ft James Arthur. 

In good spirits: Gemma will take on the salsa on Saturday night's show

In good spirits: Gemma will

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