Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma Atkinson found herself in a rather chaotic situation after a wood pigeon recently died in her car.

Sharing her dilemma with her 1.8million Instagram followers, the 37 year old tried to save the injured bird that was being attacked by crows nearby.

After trying to decide what to do with it, Gemma put the bird in her car, but quickly jumped back onto her Instagram story to let her fans know the unexpected turn of events.

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Talking directly to the camera, she said: "Driving it to the local bird sanctuary, it's died in my car. I've got a dead wood pigeon in my car!"

Looking confused she continued: "Oh fantastic, well you know what, I'm gonna take it back and pop it in the leaves because the silver lining is, it's died warm in my car wrapped up in a towel and not being eaten to death while it was still alive.

"But it's pretty rank I've got a dead wood pigeon in my car, happy Monday, happy Monday! Sorry pal, I tried my best."

Later on, as she went to bury the bird, Gemma could be heard saying: "This always happens to me! I always find dead animals."

Although her drama was finally over, the Hollyoaks legend went on to admit that her partner Gorka Márquez would be "fuming" if he was present.

Last month, Gemma left fans tearful after she recalled the memories of her dad's passing following her friend Cinta's recent health issues.

Sharing a string of images of Cinta and herself, the actress penned informed her followers that she can't wait to be her pal's maid of honour in the next two months.

She then wrote: "A month ago with the two of us alone in her flat I ended up phoning for an ambulance in the night because Cinta was having a suspected heart attack. It was awful.

"And whilst trying to stay cool and calm in front of her while we waited for paramedics, all I could think of was my Dad and how he died from a heart attack."

However things took a turn for the better for Cinta.

Gemma continued: "After a few nights in hospital for her it turned out to be something completely different, and after a soon-to-happen operation she’s gonna be absolutely fine!

"We actually now already look back at that night & laugh as we were asked if we’d had any drink or drugs and we’d only had herbal tea and homemade cauliflower soup RockNroll!"


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