Strictly's Gorka Marquez dances with daughter Mia in sweet video

Naomi Gordon
·2-min read

From Good Housekeeping

Gorka Marquez has delighted fans by encouraging his daughter, Mia, to dance with him in a very adorable video that proud mum Gemma Atkinson shared on Instagram.

The Strictly Come Dancing pro-dancer was spending quality time with Mia – who turns two in July – and cheering her on to do a little dance in their home gym. She appeared to prefer strolling in circles around her dad, but we'd definitely give Mia full marks for effort and enthusiasm.

Gemma posted the adorable clip and added the caption: "10 from me Mia!"

Followers couldn't get enough of the father and daughter duo, with one commenting: "Absolutely adorable!"

Another joked: "Strictly 2021 - Strictly Come Dancing youngest pro joins the line-up!"

Fans will be hoping that Gorka returns to the show's line-up later this year. He was partnered with EastEnders actress Maisie Smith in 2020, with the impressive pair making it to the final, which saw Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey winning the Glitterball trophy.

Gemma and Gorka have been together since meeting on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, and then welcoming Mia in 2019. The former soap star recently announced that Gorka had proposed on Valentine's Day, during a walk near home with their two dogs.

Sharing a picture of herself kissing Gorka while flashing her gorgeous ring, Gemma posted the caption: "Valentine's forever... Of course I said yes."

Their famous friends and fellow Strictly stars soon jumped into the comments to congratulate the couple, with Dianne Buswell writing: "That's awesome. Congrats guys."

Oti Mabuse commented: "Yesssssssssss, CONGRATULATIONS. MY HEART! So happy for you."

And Karen Hauer wrote: "The best news ever!! So happy for you guys," alongside a bunch of heart emojis.

I'm a Celebrity winner Giovanni Fletcher added: "Aaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! Gorgeous news! Xxxxx"

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One. It's due to return later in 2021.

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