Strictly’s Gorka Marquez spends night in hospital just days before Christmas

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  • Gorka Márquez
    Basque-Spanish dancer and choreographer
  • Gemma Atkinson
    Gemma Atkinson
    British actress and model
Gorka shared a photograph of himself on an IV drip   (Gprka Marquez/Instagram)
Gorka shared a photograph of himself on an IV drip (Gprka Marquez/Instagram)

Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez has spent a night in hospital - just days before Christmas.

The dancer, 31, shared a photograph of himself on an IV drip but he reassured his fan base he was okay.

He said he had spent “an interesting 24 hours in hospital” but thanked the doctors and nurses “for being so lovely to me”.

Gorka told his 684,000 Instagram followers he was now at home, enjoying “cookies and cuddles”.

The father-of-one did not disclose why he had spent the night in hospital, instead opting for a more cheery note by joking his partner Gemma Atkinson thought it was an “excuse to avoid all the wrapping of Christmas presents”.

It comes just three days after he returned for the glittering Strictly Come Dancing final which saw EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice lift the Glitterball trophy.

Of his hospital trip, Gorka wrote: “I was looking forward for Christmas at Home but that was interesting 24h in Hospital @glouiseatkinson thinks it was a excuse to avoid all the wrapping of the christmas presents…

“Anyway… everything is okey and I am back home having cookies and cuddles of my little nurse. Thanks to the Dorctors and Nurses at Fairfield Hospital for being so lovely to me.

“FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!”

His co-stars were quick to send their well wishes to Gorkaz. Among them, Katya Jones wrote: “Oh no! Get better soon Gorks.”

While Amy Dowden commented: “Get well soon gorks.”

Finalist John Whaite said: “I hope you are ok Gorksybabes.” He added two love heart emojis.

Earlier this year, Gorka competed on this year’s series of alongside Hollyoaks actress Katie McGlynn but the pair were the second couple to be eliminated from the contest during movie week.

Speaking on This Takes Two after they were sent home, McGlynn said the pair were going to stay friends.

She said: “We’re sad because it means we won’t be rehearsing together, it means our journey’s ended but we’re still going to stay friends.”

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