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Strictly's Gemma Atkinson gives emotional update on fiancé Gorka Marquez' injury

Gorka has been in a lot of pain

Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Strictly Come Dancing pro Gorka Marquez proved last week that even the fittest among us aren't immune to injury.

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The dancer shared that he needed to withdraw from the Strictly Presents tour following a flair-up of an injury, which meant he needed to rest to be fit for the new series of Strictly later this year. On Tuesday, Gorka's fiancé Gemma Atkinson, who is also a keen fitness fan, updated her followers on Gorka's recovery.

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Gemma shared a video of Gorka watering their garden, captioned: "Only exercise he can do at the min [crying emoji]."

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Gemma has been supporting her partner throughout his injury. Upon his announcement that he wouldn’t be touring, she wrote: "Proud of you for getting through those last few weeks! I know how painful it was for you at times.

"Rest and rehab then back to the show, can't have you home for too long messing up my routine!"

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Gorka Marqeuz' injury means he will miss the next Strictly tour

A number of Gorka's Strictly colleagues also reached out. "Love ya bro xxx take care of ya self," wrote Dianne Buswell, while Amy Dowden wrote: "Rest up!"

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Janette Manrara told the star: "I hope you get better soon. We'll miss you in the show! Sending all the positive get well soon energy your way."

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Gorka needs to rest ahead of the 2022 series of Strictly

Gorka is being replaced in the tour by Cameron Lombard. He said: " It's a real thrill for me to be joining this new Strictly tour. 'Keeep Dancing' is all about giving the audiences a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes at the TV show - I know they are going to love it! We will all miss Gorka on the road with us. I'm sending him my very best for a speedy recovery."

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