Baby Mia dancing along to Gorka's Strictly performance is the cuteness you need to see

Megan Sutton
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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

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.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

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.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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.

"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.

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