Gemma Atkinson relives moment she met Gorka Marquez By Press Association August 29 2019, 2.27pm Share Gemma Atkinson relives moment she met Gorka Marquez Share via Facebook Twitter Linkedin Whatsapp Messenger Email Post link https://www.thecourier.co.uk/lifestyle/967720/gemma-atkinson-relives-moment-she-met-gorka-marquez/ Copy Link Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 (Ian West/PA) Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Gemma Atkinson has reminisced about the moment she met “gorgeous Spanish dancer” Gorka Marquez. The couple appeared together on Strictly in 2017, when actress Atkinson was partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec and professional dancer Marquez was paired with singer Alexandra Burke. In an Instagram post marking two years since the red carpet launch for the show, Atkinson revealed she was “unaware” their first meeting would “lead to so much”. View this post on Instagram Exactly 2 years ago today on our Strictly launch. Completely unaware that the coffee and chat id just had with a Gorgeous Spanish Dancer would lead to so much… I actually said to @cintalondon that evening at her house “so there’s this guy called Gorka” to which she replied “hold on a minute, let me get us a drink and some nibbles” 😂A post shared by Gemma Atkinson (@glouiseatkinson) on Aug 29, 2019 at 12:11am PDT Alongside a photo, she wrote: “Exactly 2 years ago today on our Strictly launch. Completely unaware that the coffee and chat id had with a Gorgeous Spanish Dancer would lead to so much…” The former Emmerdale star added that she had told a friend about the professional dancer that evening. The couple, who made their romance public in 2018, welcomed their daughter Mia in July. Marquez revealed earlier this month that he will not have a partner in the forthcoming series. He told fans he will still be involved in the group dances and hopes to be in the running for the Glitterball again next year.