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Gorka Marquez Biography – Gorka Marquez Wiki
Gorka Marquez is a Spanish professional dancer and choreographer, best known for appearing on the BBC One dance competition Strictly Come Dancing.
He started dance lessons at the age of 12 and soon became one of the top movers in his native Spain. He represented the country in the World Latin Championships in 2010 and reached the semi-finals of the 2012 WDSF World Cup. In 2014, Gorka took a lead role in the global dance phenomenon Burn The Floor – a job which saw him touring the globe.
Gorka Marquez Strictly Come Dancing
Spanish professional dancer Gorka Marquez joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2016. On joining Strictly, Gorka said: “I feel very excited and grateful to be joining Strictly Come Dancing and to be one of the professional dancers for the series. It’s something that every dancer dreams of and something that I always wanted to have the opportunity to do.”
His debut was cut short as he only made it to Week Three with EastEnders star Tameka Empson. In 2017, the dancer made it to the Final with singer Alexandra Burke. The following year (2018), Gorka was paired with TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper, but the duo bowed out in Week Four of the BBC One dance competition.
In 2019 Gorka took time out of partnering and starred in the fabulous Pro dances instead. In 2020 Gorka went all the way to his second ever Final with actress Maisie Smith. More recently in 2021 Gorka partnered with Hollyoaks actress Katie McGlynn.
Gorka Marquez Strictly Come Dancing Partners
Since joining Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, Gorka Marquez has partnered with Eastenders actress Maisie Smith (2016), singer Alexandra Burke (2017), TV presenter Katie Piper (2018), actress Maisie Smith (2020) and actress Katie McGlynn (2021).
Gorka Marquez Age
He was born on September 4, 1990, in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. He is 33 years old as of 2023.
Gorka Marquez Wife
Who is Gorka Marquez married to? He is not yet married. He is engaged to English actress Gemma Atkinson. Gorka and Gemma met in the cast of series 15 of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, although they weren’t paired together for the series.
In an interview with Scala Radio, the Spanish dancer revealed exactly why he didn’t want to be paired with Gem. Gorka said: “No I didn’t want to dance with Gemma. She was very tall for me. You see some people when they know who they want to dance with or who they don’t want to dance with, if they say they want to dance with that person over there they are very friendly, very happy, very helpful, if they don’t want to dance with someone, some people don’t even talk to them.”
They got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2021. During an exclusive chat with HELLO! in Juky 2022, Gemma Atkinson revealed her wedding plans with Strictly’s Gorka Marquez. She said: “I’m the most chilled bride I think because as long as it’s just close family and friends there really we wouldn’t want anything big. We know we don’t want a massive glitzy occasion, just something nice, with the people there who we want there and chilled really.”
Gorka Marquez Daughter
Gorka shares one child with his wife-to-be Gemma Atkinson. They had their daughter, Mia, in July 2019. The couple announced that they were expecting their first child together in February 2019.
In July 2019, Gemma announced the birth of their daughter on her Instagram. She wrote: “And just like that, we’re a three! Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier.”
Gorka Marquez First Wife
Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Gorka Marquez was previously engaged to Lauren Sheridan. The Spanish ballroom star got engaged to fellow pro dancer Lauren Sheridan in the summer of 2016 and reportedly split in November 2016. They were last spotted together in Blackpool during the BBC show’s annual trip to the Tower Ballroom in November 2016, according to The Sun.
A source said in December 2016: “Gorka and Lauren aren’t together anymore. They were very loved-up but it has come to an end quite fast. Nobody saw this coming, and it’s a big shock for their friends and family who thought they were a great match. It’s a real shame, and of course they’re both very upset by what has gone on.”
Gorka also dated Irene Martin, who was his dance partner and girlfriend for four years before he joined the acclaimed Latin and ballroom dance troupe Burn The Floor in 2014.
Gorka Marquez Height
How tall is Gorka Marquez? He stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall.
Gorka Marquez Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Gorka Marquez Nationality
He is of Spanish nationality
Gorka Marquez Instagram
Gorka Marquez’s Instagram is @gorka_marquez.