Gemma Atkinson delivers verdict on Beau Gorka Marquez’s Strictly pairing with Maisie Smith

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Strictly old Gemma Atkinson weighed in on her boyfriend Gorka Marquez’s new Strictly partnership.Last night’s launch show saw Spanish pro Gorka paired up with 19-year-old EastEnders actress Maisie Smith, who is already considered a favorite to win.

And Gemma, who fell in love with Gorka during her 2017 stint on the show, gave the partnership a thumbs up.

“10! 10! 10! She wrote on Instagram after Gorka was revealed to be Maisie’s partner.

Gemma finished second in 2017, in partnership with Aljaž Škorjanec – Gorka caught her attention during the Live Tour the following year.

The couple now share their one-year-old daughter Mia, Gemma recently explained how they spend cozy evenings on the sofa together.



Gemma and Gorka share their baby girl Mia

Strictly will be launching their concerts next week.

The complete 2020 series lineup is the most star-studded yet.

Gemma’s dance partner Aljaž landed Clara Amfo from Radio 1, the DJ first met her at the BBC headquarters.



Maisie and Gorka are dance partners for the 2020 series



Maisie said she couldn’t wait to get to work

Max George of the Wanted, actress Caroline Quentin and Ranvir Singh of GMB are among the other big names who will be putting on their dance shoes.

Jamie Laing is there too, having been absent from the show last year due to an injury.

Kelvin Fletcher stepped in at the last minute to take Jamie’s place and continued to lift the Glitterball Trophy – and even made an appearance tonight.



Gemma seasoned on their cozy sofa evenings

And Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams makes history by speaking at the show’s first gay partnership.

Last night, she saw her pair with pro Katya Jones, the two getting along like a house on fire – with even Craig admitting he would watch their partnership on the dance floor with interest.

* Strictly Come Dancing will return next Saturday at 7:25 p.m. on BBC One.

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