|Gorka Márquez Quick Info
|5 ft 6 in
|Date of Birth
|September 4, 1990
Gorka Márquez is a Spanish dancer and choreographer who came to prominence with his appearance in the live dance show Burn the Floor. Besides that, he has also danced on Strictly Come Dancing alongside a number of stars including Tameka Empson, Anastacia, and Katie Piper. However, he is perhaps best known as English actress and Glamour model Gemma Atkinson’s beau. With time, Gorka has also amassed a fan base of more than 600k followers on Instagram and more than 350k followers on Twitter.
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Dancer, Choreographer, Fitness Instructor, Model
Gorka is represented by Dru Milton and Jack Hunter Blair of Becc Barr Management.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Gorka has dated –
- Gemma Atkinson (2017-Present) – Gorka met Hollyoaks actress Gemma Atkinson while on the dance show Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. Though they did not get the chance to dance with one another. They fell head-over-heels for each other behind the scenes. After dating for 2 years, Gemma and Gorka had their first child, a girl named, Mia Louise (b. July 4, 2019) at the Royal Bolton Hospital. In January 2023, the couple revealed that they were expecting their 2nd child together. In July 2023, they welcomed a baby boy named Thiago Thomas.
Race / Ethnicity
- Ripped physique
- Strong jawline
- Has a large tattoo on his back and also on his right wrist
Through his social media, he has either endorsed or promoted various brands including Björn Borg.
Gorka Márquez Facts
- He was 12 years old when he started dancing.
- In 2010, Gork represented his country at the “World Latin Championships.”
- According to sources, Gorka was a semi-finalist at the 2012 “World DanceSport Federation” World Cup.
- He joined the 14th season of BBC’s ballroom dancing show Strictly Come Dancing in 2016.
- Gorka gained critical acclaim with his dance performance on Burn The Floor.
- The first celebrity partner that he danced with on Strictly Come Dancing was actress Tameka Empson. During the series, he also danced with American actress Anastacia Lyn Newkirk as a replacement of her partner Brendan Cole who was too sick to perform.
- Since he joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, he has danced with various stars including English singer, model, and dancer Alexandra Burke and English writer, activist, and model Katie Piper.
- On Series 15 of Strictly Come Dancing, Gorka and his partner Alexandra Burke made into runner up place, losing to Scottish actor Joe McFadden and Russian dancer Katya Jones. He and Burke were also the first to get 32 tens during a single series.
- After having lost the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing, Gorka had stated in an interview that he had been removed from the professional line-up.
- Gorka was announced as part of Donahey’s 2019 “Dancing with The Stars Weekends.”
- Márquez’s first dance partner was Veronica Guerrero Alguacil. Later, he danced with various other dance partners including Marta Roldán, Alena Sergeeva, Irene Martin, and Leticia Cano.
Featured Image By Gorka Márquez / Instagram