Gemma Atkinson Makes Emotional Plea to Fans After Losing Her Father at Age 17

Gemma Atkinson has urged her fans to get their blood pressure tested after reflecting on the tragic death of her father when she was just 17. In a passionate video on social media, the 38-year-old actress and radio host shared her story and stressed the importance of getting tested, as high blood pressure is responsible for 50% of heart attacks and strokes. She recalled how her father had asked to “swap places” with her nephew, who was very ill at the time, and sadly passed away three months later. Gemma encouraged her followers to get their blood pressure tested at a local Tesco pharmacy, as tens of thousands of tests are available.