Strictly Come Dancing pro Gorka Marquez teared up as he watched a video of girlfriend Gemma Atkinson and daughter Mia.
The 30-year-old appeared on spin-off It Takes Two tonight, with dance partner Maisie Smith, to discuss their upcoming Cha Cha Cha.
At the very end of the chat, host Gethin Jones surprised him with a video from his family, leaving him visibly emotional.
‘You’re doing so well, guys,’ Gemma – who competed on the BBC series in 2017 – said, as Mia danced next to her.
‘Gorks I’m so proud of you, we’re so proud of you,’ she continued. ‘Cannot wait to see you and give you a big squeeze. We love you so much.
‘You did incredible last weekend and we cannot wait to see you this weekend.’
Tearing up, Gorka told the presenter: ‘You can’t do that!’
Adding that he missed them both, he concluded: ‘But it’s worth it, she’s smashing it so I know they’re proud.
‘I just cant wait to see them and dance with the little one.’
Gorka and Gemma became close when they competed on Strictly in 2017 – despite not being partnered together.
They have been inseparable ever since, welcoming their first child together last year.
Speaking about their relationship in a candid chat with Fabulous magazine, the Hollyoaks actress recently insisted the passion was still there.
‘People have said to us that after having a baby the passion goes, but I don’t think the passion for him could ever go,’ she said.
‘It’s still there, just sometimes it’s not a priority because you’re tired and you’ve got a baby.
‘If we’ve got a night free and Real Madrid are playing, Gorka goes into the spare room and speaks to his Spanish mates on FaceTime while the game’s on, and I love that because I can put some Epsom salts in a bath and relax.’
Strictly: It Takes Two continues on weekdays, at 6.30pm on BBC Two, and Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday, at 7.10pm, on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.