Saturday night (24 October) saw the return of the Strictly Come Dancing live shows, and while the nation as a whole was pretty thrilled about it, the families of those competing were especially excited.
None more so, apparently, than Mia Marquez, the one-year-old daughter professional dancer Gorka shares with ex-Strictly celebrity Gemma Atkinson.
Gorka danced a high-energy samba with EastEnders star Maisie Smith for week one, earning high praise from the judges and a very impressive score of 24 out of 30.
Following the performance, Gorka said on social media: "Still buzzing from last night show and how amazing @maisiesmithofficial did.
"You worked so hard and I am so proud of what you delivered on that floor!! 👏🏻
THANK YOU!! To everyone for all the messages of love and support♥️"
Clearly, his biggest fans are partner, Gemma, and their daughter Mia. Gemma shared an adorable video of the little one watching and dancing along to her dad's performance, saying they'd played it at least nine times, with Mia asking for rewatches again and again.
A post shared by Gemma Atkinson (@glouiseatkinson) on Oct 25, 2020 at 12:08pm PDT
"Gorks and Maisie take 9 in our house 😂🤦🏼♀️ “Gen Gen” whilst pointing at the tele has been our Sunday evening @gorka_marquez ❤️," Gemma wrote.
The sweet video garnered many comments, including from Gorka, who wrote: "My princess!!♥️ I miss you both so much😩."
Gorka, and other Strictly contestants this year, are having to live away from their families in order to form support bubbles with their partners on the show.
It's undoubtedly tough, but we're so glad Strictly is back entertaining us on our Saturday nights.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One.
Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.
In need of some positivity or not able to make it to the shops? Enjoy Good Housekeeping delivered directly to your door every month! Subscribe to Good Housekeeping magazine now.
You Might Also Like