Gemma Atkinson and baby daughter Mia ‘proud’ of Strictly’s Gorka Marquez

Gorka Marquez is about to take on Strictly Come Dancing once again for the latest series of the show.

It was recently revealed though that he didn't have a celebrity partner this time around, while he will still appear for group dances with the other professional dancers on the BBC series.

But him taking a backseat of sorts hasn't stopped his partner Gemma Atkinson being super "proud" of her man, who she met while appearing on the series back in 2017.

Gemma appeared in a sweet video alongside their baby daughter Mia, in a clip shown on Strictly Come Dancing : The Professionals on Saturday night.

Ahead of the live launch in a week's time, Gemma cradled her little one and revealed their support for Gorka who was watching the clip almost in tears.

She said: "Hi Gorks, just wanted to say how proud we are of you. So keep going, keep making us proud."

In a heartwarming moment, she then took Mia's tiny hand and swayed her before saying: "And keep dancing!"

Little Mia was looking up at her mother the entire time, while Gorka's co-stars Oti Mabuse and Giovanni Pernice couldn't handle the cuteness.

Gemma and Gorka welcomed their little one in July, while this was baby Mia's Strictly debut of sorts.

While they were not partnered together on the show, Gemma and Gorka confirmed they were dating as the series came to an end in 2017.

They moved in together a year later, before announcing their baby joy in May.

As for Gorka not getting a partner this year, the star admitted it wasn't his choice to sit this one out.

While the exact reason wasn't revealed, his co-star Graziano Di Prima is also missing out this series.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launches next weekend on BBC One.

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