Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez has issued a heartfelt apology to partner Gemma Atkinson on her birthday.
Gorka, 30, has had to stay in his Strictly bubble during the show’s run because of coronavirus restrictions.
And his absence from the family meant he felt the need to send a message to Gemma on her 36th birthday.
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What did Strictly star Gorka Marquez say to Gemma Atkinson?
Gorka took to Instagram to send the message to Gemma.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY!!” he began, adding a red heart emoji to a snap showing Gemma and their baby daughter, Mia.
“Sad I can’t be there to celebrate with you and Mia your day like you deserve.
“You are the most amazing mum and girlfriend in the world! Kind, funny, humble, caring, talented, strong and I am so grateful to have you by my side.
“I’m sorry I can’t give you a birthday kiss but you have my kisses forever. TE AMO.
“Feliz cumpleaños @glouiseatkinson.”
How did Gorka and Gemma’s fans react?
Gemma responded to the sweet message, saying: “I love you!”
She wasn’t the only one, as former Strictly contestant Aston Merrygold said: “Happy birthday @glouiseatkinson.”
And, former winner Ore Oduba messaged: “Happy birthday @glouiseatkinson xxx.”
Beautiful lady and gorgeous family. Have a wonderful day.
Finally, a third fan commented: “Happy Birthday @glouiseatkinson.
“Beautiful lady and gorgeous family. Have a wonderful day.”
How is Strictly going for Gorka?
Gorka is busy with Strictly at the moment, partnering up with EastEnders star Maisie Smith.
Despite consistently getting high marks from the judges, the couple finished in the bottom two in last Saturday’s show (November 14).
Self-isolating judge, Motsi Mabuse, revealed that she would have voted to keep Max George, unlike head judge Shirley Ballas.
She told Radio 2: “I’m stuck here, I’m almost like Shirley, watching from the outside, maybe I might have saved Max.”
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