Gemma Atkinson, 34, said she was disappointed her boyfriend Gorka Marquez won’t be having a partner on Strictly Come Dancing 2019 after the Spanish dancer, 28, confirmed the sad news yesterday. Taking to Instagram, she addressed the fact her beau had been snubbed from the core line-up of professionals this year, saying: “Sad to not be seeing Gorks partnered up and fighting it out for the Glitterball this year. ‘He’s my favourite…’ (Apart from team AliG obviously,)”(sic) she added, referring to her team name with her former dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, 29. However, the ex-Strictly Come Dancing finalist went on to reveal the upside to Gorka not being partnered up with a celebrity.
Gemma jokes she was glad to only have to vote for Aljaz and his partner on the show and not Gorka and his celebrity as well.
“Looking forward to watching the show though with all of the fab group numbers he’ll be in!” she said.
“And at least now I only have to not for Aljaz and not the both of them.”
Her Strictly pro boyfriend showed he is appreciation for her support by commenting on the upload, saying: “I love you baby!”
Fans expressed their anger at the fact they wouldn’t be seeing Gorka compete on Strictly this series after he made the announcement on his own Instagram page yesterday evening.
“For everybody that’s been asking, I can let you know that this series, I sadly won’t be partnered with a celebrity for the main series of Strictly,” he told his 415,000