Strictly Come Dancing couples have been revealed on the launch show for 2021 and the pairing of Katie McGlynn with Gorka Marquez is a favourite with fans.

Twitter lit up as former Coronation Street star Katie found out in her home city Manchester who she'll be competing with on the BBC One dance show.

The Rochdale actress, who is currently playing Becky in Hollyoaks, was delighted when pro dancer Gorka stepped forward.

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"I'm thrilled. We're going to get on like a house on fire," said the soap star who played much-loved character Sinead Osbourne in Corrie.

"Katie and Gorka!! Sweet partnership!!" enthused one fan.

Fans of the show approve

"Aww Katie & Gorka will be fun!" said another.

"Katie and Gorka are such a vibe. Backing them already," another applauded.

And leading the cheers for them is Gorka's proud fiancee Gemma Atkinson.

Sharing a photo of the dancing duo on her Instagram Stories with the Strictly theme music Gemma reacted to the news by cheering 'Come On!'

Hits Radio host and former Emmerdale and Hollyoaks actress Gemma, who has a two-year-old daughter Mia with Gorka, has just got home from a five day trek in the Scottish Highlands.

She took part to raise money for the breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel along with The Voice hosts Emma Willis and I'm A Celebrity 2020 winner Giovanna Fletcher, whose McFly singer husband Tom is also competing in Strictly this year.

Gorka and Gemma met on the show in 2017

Gorka popped the question to Gemma while they were walking their dogs Norman and Ollie on Valentine's Day.

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Showing off her sparkler of an engagement ring and planting a kiss on her man, she said: "Valentine’s forever... Of course I said yes."

And Gorka wrote: "The best day with my forever Valentine’s.

"I asked and she said YES!!!!!!"

The couple met on Strictly in 2017 when she was a contestant, paired with Aljaž Škorjanec and Gorka danced with singer Alexandra Burke.

Their paths actually crossed long before their time on Strictly because Gemma and Gorka were in the same location in Bahamas at the same time years earlier.

While Gemma, from Bury, was 'living her best life' at a waterfront bar, Gorka was on one of the cruise ships moored just feet away from his future wife-to-be.