Gorka Marquez on Strictly Come Dancing: Dance pro has fans in tears over emotional reunion with daughter and Gemma Atkinson
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Gorka Marquez on Strictly Come Dancing: Dance pro has fans in tears over emotional reunion with daughter and Gemma Atkinson

He had to bubble away from family for nearly three months

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Gorka Marquez had Strictly Come Dancing fans in tears as he enjoyed a highly emotional reunion with his baby daughter.

The Spanish dance pro embraced Mia for the first time in nearly three months earlier this morning (Sunday, December 20).

He was unable to see his one-year-old or girlfriend Gemma Atkinson during his stint on the show. The star had to bubble with celeb dance partner Maisie Smith for the duration of the competition.

Gorka and EastEnders actress Maisie made it all the way to last night’s series finale. They pulled in superb scores of 29, 29 and 30 for their efforts.

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez step out together
Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez met during the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing (Credit: Splash News)ews)

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But despite entering acclaimed performances, the pair were beaten to the Glitterball Trophy by winners Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse.

However, 30-year-old Gorka certainly looked like he had won his biggest prize as he embraced Mia.

Bet you couldn’t get home fast enough.

He and Gemma both posted images on Instagram showing the moment he reunited with his family.

Gemma captioned the shot: “HOME. After 78 days, he’s home.”

Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez are in the Strictly Come Dancing final
Gorka and Maisie finished as runners up (Credit: BBC)

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And similarly, Gorka wrote on the two images he shared: “HOME.”

Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka sweeps up Mia

Gorka appeared to be deeply moved to be able to hug his little one again.

With closed eyes, he held her very close as he wrapped his arms around the tot.

The star had apparently just stepped through the door as Gemma took the pic. He was still wearing a beanie and thick hoody when he scooped Mia up on arrival.

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Strictly fans and stars affected by touching scene

Fans were very touched by the scene, with dozens posting crying emojis in the comments section.

Plenty of Strictly stars past and present also noted how affecting they found the family moment.

Aljaz Skorjanec and Jamie Laing both posted remarks packed with love heart emojis.

And Karen Hauer wrote: “Must be the best feeling ever. Love you guys.”

Previous Strictly winner Ore Oduba chipped in: “Can’t imagine the feeling. So glad you’re all back together.”

And Giovanni Pernice pronounced the image to be “the best pic ever”.

Giovanni’s most recent celeb partner, Ranvir Singh, congratulated Gorka on his hard work and for being a “proud daddy”.

And another commenter wished Gorka all the best for a happy festive time with his family.

“Bet you couldn’t get home fast enough. Enjoy Christmas with your girls,” they wrote.

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