Gemma, originally from Bury, Greater Manchester took her GCSE at Castlebrook high school before becoming a commercial and photographic model. Gemma rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on the Channel 4 programme, Hollyoaks. Atkinson has also appeared on I’m a celebrity get me out of here, Celebrity Weakest Link and Celebrity Masterchef. She has reportedly dated a number of footballers including Cristiano Ronaldo. Since 2006 Gemma has appeared in FHM'S 100 sexiest women, debuting at number 32. After her appearance on the cover of FHM she moved up to 23 in 2007.