Gemma Atkinson and Simon Rimmer laugh off one night stand rumours with defiant pics

Simon Rimmer, Gemma Atkinson

by Emma Dodds |
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Strictly Come Dancing co-stars Gemma Atkinson and Simon Rimmer hit the spotlight this week after rumours surfaced that they'd had a one night stand.

The co-stars were outed on Twitter as having enjoyed a night of passion together after the Strictly Come Dancing wrap party last weekend.

But the pair, who became fast friends while competing on the show together, laughed off the rumours on Twitter after being tagged by many frantic fans.

GALLERY: Can you guess what the UK's FAVOURITE Christmas number one is?


The UK's favourite top 20 Christmas number ones - SLIDER

Queen1 of 20

1) Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 1975, but has stood the test of time and is still wildly popular to this day as proven by 35% of the voters.

Slade2 of 20

2) Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody

Noddy Holder's famous screech of "IT'S CHRISTMAS!" will go down in history from this song released in 1973, chosen by 25% of voters.

Band Aid3 of 20
CREDIT: Getty Images

3) Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?

24% of voters chose Bob Geldof's 1984 anthem which highlighted the issues that were ongoing in other countries.

Whitney Houston4 of 20
CREDIT: Warner Bros.

4) Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

Whitney recorded Dolly Parton's hit for the film The Bodyguard which she starred in with Kevin Costner in 1992 which got 17% of the votes.

Shakin Stevens5 of 20

5) Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

This has been one of the stalwart songs of the festive period since its release in 1985, winning 16% of the votes.

Harry Belafonte6 of 20

6) Harry Belafonte – Mary’s Boy Child

This 1956 track received 15% of the votes.

East 177 of 20
CREDIT: London

7) East 17 - Stay Another Day

East 17's 1994 ballad is synonymous with Christmas, winning 13% of the votes.

Band Aid II8 of 20
CREDIT: Stock Aitken Waterman

8) Band Aid II – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

The second version of Do They Know It's Christmas? was released five years later in 1989, and is popular with 13% of voters.

Mud9 of 20

9) Mud – Lonely This Christmas

Also winning 13% of the votes is Mud with 1974's Lonely This Christmas, for which they took inspiration from the late Elvis Presley.

Alexandra Burke10 of 20

10) Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah

The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's cover of Hallelujah in 2008 is the most recent release in the list, also winning 13% of votes.

Beatles11 of 20

11) The Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand

The Beatles' I Wanna Hold Your Hand is the first of three Beatles tracks on the list - this came out in 1964 and garnered 12% of the votes on this poll.

Elvis Presley12 of 20
CREDIT: Paramount Picutres

12) Elvis Presley – Return to Sender

Elvis Presley's Return To Sender was produced for the 1962 film Girls! Girls! Girls! and received 11% of votes.

Johnny Mathis13 of 20
CREDIT: Getty Images

13) Johnny Mathis – When a Child is Born

Another Christmas cracker, Johnny Mathis' cover of When A Child Is Born was released in 1976 and won 11% of votes.

Michael Jackson14 of 20

14) Michael Jackson – Earth Song

The late Michael Jackson's Earth Song won the top spot in 1995, and was popular with 11% of votes.

The Human League15 of 20
CREDIT: Virgin

15) The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

People love this song no matter what time of year it is, but it won the Christmas number one spot in 1981 - and 10% of the votes.

Spice Girls16 of 20
CREDIT: Virgin

16) Spice Girls – 2 Become 1

This 1996 banger is the soundtrack to all 90s kids' childhoods - so it's no surprise that 2 Become 1 made the list with 10%.

Boney M17 of 20
CREDIT: Getty Images

17) Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child

Boney M's version of Mary's Boy Child also appears in the list - their 1981 version won 10% of the votes.

Pet Shop Boys18 of 20
CREDIT: Getty Images

18) Pet Shop Boys – Always on My Mind

Pet Shop Boys' 1988 hit Always On My Mind won 9% of the votes.

Beatles19 of 20
CREDIT: Getty Images

19) The Beatles – I Feel Fine

The second of The Beatles' hits to appear on this list was I Feel Fine, released in 1964 and was voted best Christmas song by 8%.

Beatles20 of 20
CREDIT: Capitol Records

20) The Beatles – Day Tripper/ We Can Work It Out

The final song on the list is none other than - you guessed it - The Beatles! Their 1965 hit won 8% of votes.

Chef Simon and Key 103 radio presenter Gemma were in hysterics over the speculation, with Simon responding to many with: "Really? That's hilarious!"

Simon then put the jokes aside for a second with a tweet that read: "Gemma is like a daughter to me and has become a friend of all my family. I think it's funny."

Gemma then retweeted this and wrote: "Howling," with three laughing emojis.

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And now the pals have defiantly stood against the speculation again after meeting up last night for a night out in Manchester with some of their Strictly co-stars - AND Simon's wife of 23 years, Ali.

Gemma, 33, and 54-year-old Simon were photographed together with Mollie King and her dance partner and rumoured boyfriend AJ Pritchard on Wednesday evening.

Simon stood with one arm round Gemma and the other around his wife - unafraid of the rumours that have been circling his marriage and friendship with Gemma.

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Gemma herself uploaded the photo to her Instagram account, tagging both Simon and Ali as well as Mollie and AJ.

Simon then uploaded a photo of himself with his daughter Flo, Mollie and Gemma - writing: "Fantastic night @albertsschloss with my 3 daughters @florimmer @glouiseatkinson @mollieking x."

We think it's pretty safe to say that they did NOT have a one night stand after the show party...!

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