Gemma went to St George’s RC High School in Didsbury, Greater Manchester before landing her role as Carmel McQueen (later Valentine) in Hollyoaks in 2006. She’s been nominated for many awards, and in 2007 she won the British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance and was also nominated that year for Best Female Soap Actress.
In 2009, she had a boob job and thanked her enlarged bust for a newfound confidence. She regularly shows it off in lads mags, and has had plenty of front page spreads.
She lived in a house in Liverpool with co-star Jennifer Metcalfe (who plays Mercedes Fisher) before getting engaged to Ian Minton and moving in with him.
The couple married in May 2012