Speaking on their show this evening, former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Gemma Atkinson, 35, told her Hits Radio co-star Wes Butters, 40, she wasn’t keen on the thought. Her co-host explained to listeners: “Here’s a thing that has been trending today, which is really wrong, hash tag Valentine’s trees.”
Gemma replied: “No, Valentine’s tree?” seeming squeamish at the thought.
Explaining more, Wes added: “So basically, if you haven’t taken your Christmas tree down, then you keep it up for Valentine’s and decorate it with pink and red baubles.”
He then turned to Gemma to ask her for her thoughts.
Not holding back, she chimed: “I think that’s ridiculous! I think that’s a lazy excuse for not taking your tree down.
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“Because, what’s next after that, an easter tree? Do you know what I mean?
“‘I’ve kept it up until February, I might as well keep it up until Easter’.”
Wes replied: “It’s trending today, so people are obviously doing it.”
But refusing to adapt to the thought, the mother-of-one added: “I don’t believe people have still got their tree up.”
Her co-star agreed, adding: “I’m the same, nobody has got it up!”
“And if someone said to me, ‘I’m keeping up for a Valentine’s tree for my partner, as that partner I’d think, do you know what, that’s like getting a bunch of flowers for free and bringing them home,” Gemma added.
“Nope, it’s lazy, I don’t like it,” she concluded.
Gemma’s co-star then asked listeners to send in their thoughts, which prompted her to add: “Christmas lights I still get because it’s hassle isn’t it?
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“Taking them down from the roof and stuff, like outside lights, but not indoors.”
Back in 2018, Gemma confirmed she was dating Gorka Marquez on Valentine’s Day after weeks of speculation.
The duo met on the show back in 2017 when he danced with Alexandra Burke and she performed with Aljaž Škorjanec.
On the special day, the former Emmerdale actress shared a picture of the pair looking cosy on their first holiday together.
In view of her one million Instagram followers, she wrote: “Here’s to many more kid. Happy Valentines Day @gorka_marquez.”
In January last year, Gemma and Gorka announced they are expecting their first baby together.
Back in July, the radio star gave birth to their daughter Mia.
She has since revealed she is keen to tie the knot with her beau as their daughter has his surname.
Speaking on the show, she said: “I’m the only one now who’s not a Marquez in the family. I said to him, ‘You do know now we need to get married otherwise I’m not part of the family.’”
Addressing Gorka’s response, she added: “He’s like, ‘Yeah we have time, it’s okay.’”