Gorka Márquez Biography

Gorka Márquez

Quick Facts Of Gorka Márquez

Celebrated Name Gorka Márquez
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Gorka
Birth Name Gorka Márquez
Birth Date 1990-09-04
Gender Male
Profession Dancer, Choreographer and Model
Birth Nation Spain
Place Of Birth Bilbao, Basque Country
Nationality Spanish
Ethnicity Latino
Horoscope Virgo
Famous For Famous as a Spanish dancer and choreorapher
Best Known For Known for being a professional dancer on the British television dance contest "Strictly Come Dancing"
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Gemma Atkinson
Daughter Mia
Height 5ft 6inches.(1.67m)
Weight 70kg(154 lbs)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Net Worth $700k

Gorka Márquez is a Spanish dancer and choreographer who is best known for being a professional dancer on the British television dance contest "Strictly Come Dancing" since it's 14th series. In the show's 18th series, he partnered with English actress and singer, Massie Smith and finished the show in 2nd position. Gorka is also famous for appearing on the live dance show "Burn the Floor". He started dancing at the age of 12 and went on to represent Spain at the World Latin Championships in 2010. He also became one of the semi-finalists in the 2012 World DanceSport Federation World Cup.

He is active in the social media platform with around 632k followers on his verified Instagram account: @gorka_marquez and has around 118k followers on his Twitter account: @gorkamarquez1

What is Gorka Márquez famous for?

  • Famous as a Spanish dancer and choreographer
  • Known for being a professional dancer on the British television dance contest "Strictly Come Dancing" 

Where is Gorka Márquez from?

Gorka Márquez was born on September 4, 1990, in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. His birth name is Gorka Márquez. He holds an American nationality. His ethnicity is Latin while Virgo is his zodiac sign. He is Christain by religion.

Gorka was born in a well to do family in Spain. He did his schooling at a local school. His iterest in dancing began when he first saw dancers on TV shows. Then, he started dancing at the age of 12 after being supported by his father, Manolo MárquezHe continued dancing and participated in several junior dance competitions. In 2010, he represented Spain at the World Latin Championship. He then reached the semi-finals of the 2012 World DanceSport Federation World Cup.

Gorka Marquez Strictly

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Gorka Márquez's Strictly Come Dancing

  • Gorka Márquez came into prominence in 2016 after he became a professional dancer in the British television dance contest "Strictly Come Dancing" on its 14th series.
  • During the show's 14th series which premiered on September 23, 2016, he was partnered with EastEnders actress, Tameka Empson. The duo got eliminated in the third week of the competition.
  • Later, he danced with another contestant Anastacia in the show's fifth week for an episode after her partner and show's professional, Brendan Cole became ill. 
  • He then partnered with singer and former The X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke in the show's 15th season in 2017. 
  • The duo reached the finals but finished as a joint runner-up. The duo throughout the season performed extremely well and also hold the show's record for achieving the most tens in a single series with 32.

Gorka Marquez Strictly

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  • In the year 2018, he partnered up with TV presenter, Katie Piper in the show's 16th series. The duo got eliminated in 13th place.
  • Due to his poor season, he got demoted from the main professional line-up in the show's 17th series but he participated in weekly group dances.
  • Gorka made his awesome return to the show's 18th series as a professional by pairing up with English actress and singer, Maisie Smith.
  • The show premiered on October 24, 2020. The duo became one of the audience's favorites and ended the show as a runner-up.
  • Besides dancing on Strictly Come Dancing, Gorka has appeared on the live dance show "Burn the Floor" in 2014.
  • He also was the part of Donahey’s 2019 “Dancing with The Stars Weekends.” 
  • He is also a model and is currently represented by Dru Milton and Jack Hunter Blair of Becc Barr Management.

Gorka Marquez wife

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Gorka Márquez Girlfriend

Gorka Márquez is not married. However, he is currently in a relationship with Gemma Atkinson. Gemma is an English actress and former glamour model who is well known for her role as Lisa Hunter on the series "Hollyoaks".She also has competed in the fifteenth series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing where she was partnered with professional dancer Aljaž Škorjanec. In the same season, Gorka was partnered with British singer and actress, Alexandra Burke.

Gorka, 30, and Gemma, 36 met each other for the first time in the sets of the 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. Although they did not dance together, they both reached the finals of the show with their respective partners.

The couple began dating each other in the same year. In December 2018, the couple together moved to Manchester where they currently reside. On February 1, 2019, Gemma announced on her Instagram that they were expecting their first child, and on July 4, 2019, the couple became blessed with a daughter named, Mia. 

Besides on 20 December 2020, Gorka reunited with Gemma and their daughter, Mia after the ending of Strictly Come Dancing. They were seen together walking on the streets enjoying their reunion. He was far from his girlfriend and daughter for about 2 months due to his work commitment on Strictly Come Dancing. As of now, they are living in their house in Manchester. They also have two pet dogs, pooches, named Olie and Norman. Previously, he was engaged to his then-fiance, Lauren Sheridan with whom he split in 2017. 

Gorka Marquez daughter

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Gorka Márquez Net Worth

Gorka Márquez has quite healthy earnings from his stable and successful career as a professional dancer and also as a model. Having started dancing at the young age of 12, Gorka has managed to come a long way up becoming a famous professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.

With his hard works and passion in his work, Gorka has managed to amass a healthy fortune estimated to be around $700k as of 2020. He makes additional income from his endorsement deals with renowned brands including Björn Borg.

Gorka Márquez Height

Gorka Márquez is a handsome man with a jaw-dropping athletic body physique in his early 30s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft 6inches. (1.67m) while his body weighs around ‎70kg(154 lbs). He has a fair complexion with brown hair and dark brown eyes. He has also planted a large tattoo on his back and also one on his right wrist.

Did You Know?

  • Gorka Márquez was reportedly attacked by a group of youths on 20 November 2011, after filming Strictly's Blackpool show.
  • He is a Fitness Instructor
  • His first dance partner was Veronica Guerrero Alguacil.
  • He has danced with various other dance partners including Marta Roldán, Alena Sergeeva, Irene Martin, and Leticia Cano.
  • He and Alexandra Burke hold the show's record for achieving the most tens in a single series with 32.