Gemma Atkinson’s first date with Cristiano Ronaldo was NOT what you’d expect

Lavish swanky bar? Nope

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by Heat |

Cast your mind back to 2007. It was a simpler time – Twitter wasn't a thing, Tinder was something you used to start fires and soap babe Gemma Atkinson briefly dated then-Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.


Yep, it's true. And Gem's spilt all the beans to Manchester radio station Key 103 about their first date.

Aaaand if you thought they'd both go to the swankiest bar in Manchester followed by a bath of diamonds, you couldn't be more wrong.

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This is the most 2007 picture that has ever existed

The Emmerdale star revealed that Cristiano went round to her house, drank tea and watched Only Fools and Horses, which, to be fair, sounds like an amazing first date. You don't have to dress up, walk anywhere or deal with fans asking for photos. Ideal.

"It was really, really glamorous," said Gemma about the date.

"We just went to my house and drank cups of tea and watched Only Fools and Horse. 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 I'm going back about six or seven years."

The thought of the football star sat on a sofa laughing at Delboy has made us incredibly happy and we hope this sparked a lifelong love of British comedy.

Maybe he's moved onto Earl Grey and Rising Damp by now?

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