Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Dad Helped Me Make It to the Top' Says Gemma

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Dad Helped Me Make It to the Top' Says Gemma

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EMMA Atkinson has shared a poignant photo of herself and fiancé Gorka Marquez climbing a mountain in memory of her father.

GThe former Emmerdale actress didn't let a little matter of being pregnant get in the way of her climb, saying she knew her dad 'somehow helped drag me up there.' .

Gemma, 34, shared the cute image of her and Gorka, 28, at the top of Mount Teide - a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain.

She explained to her fans that she used to climb it every year with her father David, who died from a heart attack when she was just 17, and this is the first time she'd been back since then, adding the climb was 'bittersweet.' .

She posted: "Last week me and Gorks climbed Mount Teide.

"I haven't been here since my dad passed away (we used to come every year and do the hike) so it was bittersweet, but I know he somehow helped drag me up there. …

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