Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress, television personality and glamour and lingerie model. She recently appeared as a contestant on the ITV reality TV series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and is recognisable as one of the most prominent celebrity glamour models in the UK.
Atkinson rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on the Channel 4 teenage soap opera Hollyoaks. Atkinson and Marcus Patric (who played the character Ben Davies) subsequently appeared in a “spin-off” series called Hollyoaks: Let Loose for E4, in which their characters started a new life together in Chester. This was followed by Hollyoaks: In the City also screened on the E4 network.
Atkinson played Goldie Lookin Chain’s love interest in the music video for the single R’n'B and featured on the cover of the CD single release. She has appeared as a contestant on Reality TV series such Celebrity Weakest Link (with Marcus Patric) in December 2006, ITV1′s Soapstar Superstar, reaching the last four stage, and Celebrity Masterchef.
In September 2007, Atkinson did a 5km charity run for Breast Cancer awareness. In October 2007, Atkinson played herself in an episode of the Channel 4 pilot series Comedy Showcase: Plus one.
In November 2007, she appeared on ITV1 in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, in Australia, coming fifth in the competition.
On 15/16 Mar 2008 Gemma co-presented the Play.com Live gamers expo at Wembley stadium with Virgin Radio presenter Iain Lee.
In 2008, Atkinson will star in the British independent film Boogie Woogie alongside Heather Graham. According to press reports, Atkinson is also planning to launch a music career.