Gorka Marquez breaks silence on snubbing Strictly Tour as he addresses future on BBC show | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
The dancer, 32, who was partnered with BBC presenter Helen Skelton in 2022, took to Instagram after he sensationally quit the live tour to spend quality time with his family, fiancée Gemma Atkinson and daughter Mia.
He wrote: “After the Strictly series I would like to take some downtime to spend quality time with Gem and Mia.
“I am grateful for the work but I also think that spending time with family is Important.”
“Time flies and we won’t get these memories back.” Gorka ended the post with a red love heart emoji.
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As the rumours continued to swirl, his partner Gemma Atkinson quickly squashed them on her Hits radio show.
Gorka, who is engaged to former Emmerdale actress, 38, also shares a daughter Mia, 3, with the star, often posts cute snaps of his family on Instagram.
The couple met on the show when she appeared as a contestant in 2017 and announced their engagement on Valentine’s Day in 2021.
The Emmerdale actress and the professional dancer have previously opened up about their “chilled” wedding plans, but they have now admitted they like the idea of hosting a “small” celebration followed by a “big party” in 2023.