Strictly Come Dancing stars Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez are having their first baby

1 February 2019, 11:46

Gemma and Gorka met on Strictly in 2017
Gemma and Gorka met on Strictly in 2017. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The couple announced the news via their cute dogs...

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have announced that they’re expecting their first child together.

The couple, who met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, revealed the news on Instagram.

Gemma posted a photo of their two dogs holding signs saying: “Guess what, mum’s pregnant, we’re going to be big brothers!”

“And what amazing big brothers they will be,” she wrote. “Myself and Gorks are beyond excited and happy and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting our new family member later this year. Baby Marquez! We love you loads already.”

Gorka posted the same photo, writing: “Gemma, thank you for the greatest gift in life. Myself and Gem are beyond thrilled to be welcoming our new family member later this year!

“Norm and Ollie can’t wait to start their big brother duties.”

The couple were paired together on Strictly in 2017, but didn’t announce their relationship until Valentine's Day in 2018.

This will be officially the second ‘Strictly baby', after professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff had a child with her celebrity partner Ben Cohen in 2016.

From the most recent series, professionals Dianne Buswell and Giovanni Pernice have confirmed relationships with celebrities Joe Sugg and Ashley Roberts, respectively.