When was Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson’s baby born and who’s his Strictly 2020 partner? – The Sun
SINCE joining Strictly, Gorka has become almost as famous as the star's who compete on the show.
The dancer now enjoys a busy homelife with girlfriend Gemma Atkinson and their daughter.
Who is Gorka Marquez?
30-year-old Gorka was born on September 4, 1990 and is a Spanish dancer and choreographer.
He joined Strictly in 2016 and was partnered with EastEnders actress, Tameka Empson.
On that same series, Gorka famously stepped in for Brendan Cole when he was too ill to dance with his partner Anastacia.
He is also known for the live dance show, Burn the Floor.
When was Gorka Marquez's baby born?
Gorka and Gemma welcomed their baby girl into the world on July, 4, 2019.
The proud parents posted a snap of their daughter on Instagram two weeks after her birth and revealed their daughter's name is Mia Louise Marquez.
The cute snap shows 'Mini Marquez' – as she's been affectionately nicknamed – quietly snoozing in her crib while wearing a cosy pink knitted jumper and some white sock on her feet.
The couple revealed they were expecting their first baby on February 1, 2019.
Who is Gorka Marquez's Strictly 2020 partner?
For the 2020 series Gorka is paired with EastEnders star Maisie Smith.
The actress is being tipped to win after showing off her moves on TikTok.
In October 2020, Gorka praised his dance partner's hard work ethic, when it came to rehearsals.
Are Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson engaged?
As far as we know, Gorka has not yet popped the question to Gemma.
However, the smitten pair did spark rumours about their engagement after Gemma was spotted flashing a huge diamond ring on her hand in 2019.
The former Emmerdale actress sent fans into a frenzy after sharing a snap of the sparkling rock.
However, a representative of Gemma denied the claims she was engaged to The Mirror.
When was Gorka assaulted?
Gorka was set upon by a gang of youths just hours after he appeared on the live Blackpool week of Strictly 2016.
He had two teeth smashed out in the assault, which took place as he walked to a nightclub with friends and fellow Strictly professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Neil Jones.
He had to undergo emergency dental surgery.
Ever the professional, he returned to the show in order to perform in the group routines for the rest of the series.
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