Gemma Atkinson postpones wedding to Gorka Marquez

The former Hollyoaks star spoke out about the couple's difficulties in finding time to see each other because of Strictly Come Dancing's packed schedule

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Gemma Atkinson has opened up about her relationship with Strictly Come Dancing's Gorka Marquez and revealed the couple have postponed their wedding due to his busy tour schedule.

The pair, who met through Strictly, got engaged in February 2021 but now will postpone their nuptials as Spanish professional dancer Gorka's tour itinerary means they will only have "four days off together" this year.

The 37-year-old actress told New magazine: “Gorka is literally on tour all of this year. We’ve only got four days off together.

“He’s got the two Strictly tours back to back, and then he’ll be going on Strictly in the autumn. We don’t even have a minute to sit down and begin making plans!”

The couple, who have a two-year-old daughter called Mia, revealed another baby could come before the wedding.

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez attending the Brit Awards 2019 at the O2 Arena, London.
Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez attending the Brit Awards 2019 at the O2 Arena, London.
Gorka Marquez
Gorka Marquez
Gemma Atkinson
Gemma Atkinson

Gemma told former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison in her The Secret To podcast: “We’ve said we would prefer to try for another baby rather than have a big, fancy wedding. There are people who will spend £50k on a wedding and you think ‘Oh my God.’

“Twice we thought about going to the registry office and just doing it - and then having a big party."

The former Hollyoaks star spoke out about the couple's difficulties in finding time to see each other in a recent Instagram post.

Gemma wrote: “I haven’t seen Gorks for 67 days now. To some that’s ages, to others it’s nothing. We all have different circumstances & situations. That’s not to say I don’t miss Gorks, I miss him terribly & I can’t wait to have him home."

"But I’ve lived alone since I was 17, and since we met our jobs have always taken one of us away for a few wks at a time. I find what works for me is sticking to a routine that I know keeps me mentally strong," wrote the mum-of-one.