Emmerdale actress Gemma Atkinson reckons a cash-rish sheik asked her to move to Dubai and marry him in exchange for cash!

She’s been engaged a couple of times before, but we bet Gemma Atkinson‘s never had a proposal quite like this one…

The Emmerdale star has revealed that a super-rich sheik offered to pay for her to move to Dubai – as his WIFE!

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The former glamour model – who is currently in a relationship with former rugby star Olly Foster, and has previously dated footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent – reckons the moneybags sheik approached her management team with an offer of cash for the star after her sexy photoshoots caught his eye.

‘I was asked to go and live with him in Dubai. He wanted to pay for me to go… he wanted me to be his wife,” 30-year-old Gemma told the Daily Star Sunday.

‘He was a sheik so it would have probably been in a big palace or something.’

But it seems as though the blonde beauty – who plays Carly Hope in Emmerdale – wasn’t keen on swapping the gloomy Yorkshire Dales for the Dubai desert, as the star quickly turned down the offer.

‘I just thought ‘Oh gosh, no’. I didn’t follow it up. I just left it to my agent to politely decline.’


Gorgeous Gemma also revealed that it’s not the first unusual request she’s had from a fan.

‘I still get pictures sent to me in the post. Men send them and ask me to sign them,’ she said.

‘I once had a guy who wrote asking for a photo of me smoking with a cigarette holder. I’m not sure why he wanted that. But it’s flattering.’

Still, it’s no surprise that Gemma has a loyal legion of devoted fans – her Instagram account is full of shots of the super-fit actress showing some (seriously toned) skin.