Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez’s daughter Mia looks like she may be following in her dad’s footsteps in a super sweet vid shared by her mum actress Gemma Atkinson
In an adorable video shared by her mum Gemma Atkinson, little Mia copies Gorka, who tells the tot to “twist” and “keep me up” in reference to a football-style dance step.
Proud mum Gemma was certainly impressed with the pair’s living room display and captioned the vid: “10 from me!”
Gemma and Gorka met on the set of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 when Gemma was partnered with Aljaž Skorjanec and Gorka was partnered with Alexandra Burke.
The two kept their romance secret until Valentine’s Day in 2018 before Gemma gave birth to their first child, Mia, in 2019.
Gorka, who hails from Spain, was knocked out of the Strictly competition last weekend as the judges voted to send his partner Katie McGlynn home.
The controversial pair were subject of rumours of a rift as soon as the series began.
Speculation had been circulating after some viewers claimed to have noticed ‘tension’ between the couple.
However they publicly backed each other and denied anything was wrong.
Away from the cameras, Katie and Gorka’s short time on the show had already been impacted by her demanding schedule.
Last month the pair made an appearance on This Morning, with Katie revealing she was “enjoying” training with Gorka, but her Hollyoaks commitments were stopping them training as much as they would have liked.
“Obviously, we’ve had a hectic schedule this week because I’ve been filming a lot at Hollyoaks so we’ve just been scrambling for time,” confessed Katie.
“But when we have [the time], we’ve just been prioritising the steps and going through it and having a laugh. I think we have got a similar sense of humour.”
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However a Strictly insider told The Sun : “Tensions seem to be rising as the actor struggles to juggle her two major commitments.
“There is no suggestion that Katie herself is to blame. She is being pulled in one direction by Hollyoaks and in the other by Strictly.
“But there’s no doubt she is exhausted by her schedule and she isn’t getting in as much practice as she would like with Gorka, who’s even arranged rehearsal sessions in Manchester to make life easier for her.”
STEPH’S PACKED LUNCH ON CHANNEL 4)
When Gemma appeared on Steph’s Packed Lunch with Gorka this week she said Katie was “lovely” and said she encouraged her fiance to spend time with her outside the show.
In response to the actress’s commitment Gorka said: “Obviously when you come to the show, the show is very demanding.
“The more hours you can do the better because there’s so many things you need to think about, especially with someone like Katie who never danced before, no dance experience.”
Strictly Come Dancing is on BBC One on Saturday at 6.45pm