Gemma Atkinson teaches Gorka to use the washing machine in bid to divide chores

(Image: glouiseatkinson/Instagram)

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Gemma Atkinson has taught her live-in partner Gorka Marquez to use the washing machine.

The ex-Hollyoaks star laughed as she shared footage of herself sipping a cuppa while overseeing Strictly pro dancer Gorka's attempt to do the laundry.

Gemma told fans: "Gorks has no excuses," before encouraging him "That's it, you're doing fab."

In the domestic exchange, Gorka, 30, asked: "Ok, now I close this and push the blue button?"

Yes, the 36-year-old told him, laughing, before exclaiming: "Yeah! Done!"

Gorka celebrated, joking: "Mum, I can do the wash!"

Ex-Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson laughed as she shared footage of herself sipping a cuppa while overseeing Strictly dancer Gorka's first attempt to do the laundry
(Image: glouiseatkinson/Instagram)

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Gemma's post had a serious point, with the mum-of-one encouraging male followers to ensure they are doing their fair share of the household chores during lockdown.

She wrote: "68% of women polled feel that in the last year they have had to juggle more household chores than ever before."

Until he finished his successful spell on Strictly – reaching the final with partner Maisie Smith – Gorka was isolating away from Gemma

Until he finished his successful spell on Strictly – reaching the final with partner Maisie Smith – Gorka was living alone, isolated away from Gemma and their one-year-old daughter Mia.

She shared: "I know when Gorks was away working I was in that 68%! Now he’s back I’ve been giving him a few pointers."

Gemma's post had a serious point, with the mum-of-one encouraging male followers to ensure they did their fair share of the household chores
(Image: glouiseatkinson/Instagram)

Gemma posted her message as an advert for Indesit's Do It Together campaign, asking fans to "all chip in with housework and set a good example for the little ones."

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