Gemma Atkinson pokes fun at Gorka Marquez as he prepares for Strictly in Life Behind the Lens

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3 May 2024, 08:50

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez in  Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens

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Strictly’s Gorka Marquez and fiancee Gemma Atkinson are back living their life in front of the cameras for the second series of their reality series - Life Behind The Lens.

The UKTV show takes an unfiltered look at the duo’s lives as they juggled busy work diaries with their home life, and with season two, it seems Gorka has plenty on his plate with the upcoming series of Spanish Strictly Come Dancing - Bailando con las Estrellas. 

In an exclusive clip shared to, Gemma comes back from her In The Style shoot, while Gorka has their stylist over ahead of him appearing on Spanish Strictly. He's showing off his brand new attire…which Gemma finds instantly hilarious. 

In the new footage, Gorka welcomes Gemma home while clad in a dazzling black blazer, bedazzled with sequins and jewels. 

The striking look causes some giggles from the former Hollyoaks actress, before Gorka jokes, “It’s my stay-in jacket!”

Someone else seemingly loving the fashion show is son Thiago, who watches on with a huge grin from his buggy. 

The Spanish choreographer then shows off a number of outfit choices on his phone, scrolling through plenty of different sartorial options before landing on one which Gemma teased looked like a “rhinestone cowboy.”

“It’s nice, it’s just funny,” she insisted, to which Gorka replied cheekily: “If you don’t like it, it’s good, it means that everybody likes it.”

While Gorka preps for Spanish Strictly, it seems as though Gemma also hinted at the dancer’s future on our beloved British version. 

In a candid video shared to Instagram, she hinted at the uncertainty swirling around Gorka's participation in the show, teasing: "Depending on Gorka's partner and whether he has a partner, depending on where they're based, he doesn't know where he is."

The former Strictly contestant then went on to explain that they were uncertain about child care plans for the near future as: "All the childcare lands on my family because obviously all his family are in Spain."

Meanwhile, series two of Life Before The Lens will also see Gemma promoting her children’s book, as well as the family heading to Spain to visit Gorka's hometown, with the professional having just finished his most recent stint on Strictly.

Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens starts Monday at 8pm on W and UKTV Play.