Gemma Atkinson met boyfriend Gorka Márquez when she strutted her stuff on the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor in 2017 with Aljaž Škorjanec in 2017. Speaking on Steph’s Packed Lunch, the former Strictly star gave her verdict on her partner’s first dance with EastEnders’ Maisie Smith following the pair’s glowing feedback from judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse.
Opening up to Steph McGovern, Gemma shared her thoughts on Maisie and Gorka’s first dance.
She said: “Gorka was so pleased with it. He sends me the rehearsal videos so I can see it first to get my expertise, clearly.
“Maisie had her trackie bottoms on and a t-shirt for the rehearsals and even then she looked incredible doing it.
“I said to him, make sure wardrobe give her a fitted dress so you can see her hips moving and she was incredible and she’s so good in rehearsal with him.”
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Strictly Come Dancing: Gemma shared her thoughts on Gorka and Maisie's first dance (Image: CHANNEL 4/BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing: Gemma was proud of Gorka and Maisie's performance (Image: BBC)
She went on to discuss some of her favourite dances from the other Strictly pairings.