Gorka Marquez’s fiancée, Gemma Atkinson, has denied claims that the professional dancer is set to leave Strictly Come Dancing after seven years on the show.
The Sun reported on Friday that Marquez, 32, is contemplating leaving the BBC show after narrowly winning the glittering trophy for a third time when he and presenter Helen Skelton won the title. runner-up in the series finale in 2022.
However, on Saturday, former Hollyoaks star Atkinson, 38, clarified the allegations on her Instagram story.
Alongside a clip of a news article covering the rumors, she joked, “I wish I hadn’t told all the behind-the-scenes staff ‘see you next year’ now.” adding, “Obviously, this is not true at all!
“The same was not true about Gio (Giovanni Pernice) last year. Merry Christmas.”
Spanish professional dancer Marquez competed on Strict Come Dancing in 2016 and has been runner-up three times – in 2017 with singer Alexandra Burke, in 2020 with actress Maisie Smith and last weekend with Skelton.
After Saturday’s epic finale, wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza Yassin and his partner Jowita Przystal won the contest following a public vote.
Marquez met Atkinson when she competed on Strict Come Dancing in 2017 and announced in February 2021 that they were engaged.
The couple share a daughter Mia, born in 2019.
The BBC declined to comment on the matter and a representative for Marquez has been contacted for response.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/gorka-marquezs-fiancee-gemma-atkinson-addresses-claims-he-is-to-leave-strictly-42242677.html Gorka Marquez’s fiancee, Gemma Atkinson, announced that he is leaving in earnest