Followers’ hearts melted final month when Gemma Atkinson shared the particular moment her toddler reunited along with her dad Gorka Marquez after she took her to see him dance for the primary time.
The former Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actress and two-year-old Mia had been within the viewers for Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka’s tour Firedance with co-star Karen Hauer. The present travelled up and down the nation with a ‘hometown’ cease for Gorka at Bridgewater Corridor in Manchester.
Gemma, 37, shared video clips from the night time on the time along with her tens of millions of followers on Instagram of Karen and Gorka on stage earlier than telling her followers that Mia was so moved by the expertise she informed her mum on the best way house that she desires to comply with in Gorka’s footsteps and turn out to be a dancer too.
“Mia got to see Papa dancing for the first time last night,” the Hits Radio host stated. “She absolutely loved it and in the car driving home she told me she wants to dance. After watching him on tele it was so nice for her to finally see him live doing what he does best. @gorka_marquez We’re very proud of you!”
Gorka additionally shared footage and clips of his little woman giving him a hug backstage after he completed up the present. However he has now spoken concerning the moment he heard her voice whereas performing on stage which almost made him cry.
The Spanish dancer appeared on ITV’s Lorraine to talk to stand-in host Ranvir Singh alongside two of his Strictly co-stars Neil Jones and Katya Jones concerning the upcoming skilled dancers’ tour.
Gorka was requested about leaving Gemma and Mia as he heads out on the street which he says is ‘troublesome’ as it comes off the again of him being away on his personal tour earlier than the household obtained to take pleasure in their first vacation collectively.
“Does Mia know what you do, does she understand?” Ranvir then requested Gork who replied: “Yes, she came to see me for the first time when I did Firedance with Karen and it was so funny because there’s a number when it all goes quiet and it’s just me and Karen on the stage.
“The whole theatre in Manchester was in silence and I could hear her [Mia] and she just went ‘Papa’ and I knew it was her.” As Ranvir, Neil and Katya let loose enormous ‘awws’, Gorka added: “I just wanted to cry… it was just the most beautiful moment.”
Gorka and Gemma met on the 2017 collection of BBC dance contest Strictly when Gemma was a finalist partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec and Gorka was paired with singer Alexandra Burke. They welcomed Mia on July 4 2019 and so they obtained engaged on Valentine’s Day 2021.
Gemma has lately shared updates from their time away in Tenerife which holds a particular place in her coronary heart. T he Bury-born star additionally spoke journey expertise amid the continued chaotic scenes of big queues, baggage delays, and crowded check-in halls.