RYAN Giggs has spoken for the first time to quash rumours of a romance with Strictly Come Dancing's Gemma Atkinson and said: "As if!"
The football legend has finally broken his silence over his relationship with the stunning Emmerdale actress, who is currently starring in the hit BBC1 dance show.
No romance for Ryan and Gemma as they share a meal together with friends
Ryan has addressed his relationship rumours with Gemma Atkinson.
The Manchester United legend joined Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma as a guest on Manchester radio station Key 103 on Thursday morning and when pushed on the 'romance' said: "As if!"
And when Ryan was asked about the pair's relationship, he claimed that the pair are just good friends, report the Manchester Evening News.
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Ryan said: “Me and Gemma have been friends for a long time,” before joking: “And you know, as if!”
It had Gemma, Matt and Mike in stitches, and Gemma said: “Oh cheers!”
Former Emmerdale star Gemma had spoken out about the rumours at the weekend on Key 103 also explaining that she and Giggs had been pals for ten years – nothing more.
She added on: “Anyone I hang about with of the opposite sex people say I’m going out with.
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“Whenever we all go out together as friends people say we’re in a relationship.”
Gemma is no stranger to being a WAG after having dated football legend Ronaldo when he played for Manchester United.
Speaking about their down-to-earth dates, she told Manchester Radio station Key 103: "It was really, really glamourous. We just went to my house and drank cups of tea, and watched Only Fools and Horses.Genuinely. I don't know if he's into it now but it was on the telly. Only Fools and Horses and cups of tea. He seemed to enjoy it then but that was six or seven years ago."
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BUS SMASH SHOCK
BEGINNING TO SMELL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
'COLD AND CALCULATING'
LEM'S BIT ON THE SIDE
'I was distraught'
Drink it in
SASHAYING BACK ON SCREENS
THE 13TH TIME LORD
THE NEW DOCTOR
TIME AND SPACE
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- BUS SMASH SHOCK
- BEGINNING TO SMELL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
- UNDER SIEGE
- 'COLD AND CALCULATING'
- dear deidre
- LEM'S BIT ON THE SIDE
- 'I was distraught'
- Drink it in
- SASHAYING BACK ON SCREENS
- NEW COUPLE?
- PLAIN-CLOTHES JANE
- THE 13TH TIME LORD
- Zoey 101
- bumpy ride
- THE NEW DOCTOR
- TIME AND SPACE