Strictly’s Gorka Marquez hits back at rumours he and Katie McGlynn don’t get on

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Gorka Marquez gave a clear message following talk that he and Strictly dance partner Katie McGlynn don’t get on.

The pro dancer clapped back on his Instagram as he reacted to the pair landing in the bottom two of the BBC dance contest.

Actress and comedian Nina Wadia became the first contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night as she faced former Coronation Street star Katie in the dreaded dance off.

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Nina and her dance partner Neil Jones performed their Tango to Would I Lie To You? by Eurythmics, then Hollyoaks actress Katie and her dance partner performed their jive to Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo again in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

Head judge Shirley Ballas made the final deciding vote over which couple would stay in the competition and chose to save Katie and Gorka.

Fans commented on social media about the pair after their jive on Saturday night with one saying: “Gorka looked really annoyed and Katie was barely clapping. I thought they seemed a bit off with each other last week but this week it was really obvious.”

And another commented: “Gorka and Katie DO NOT like each other.”

However, Gorka has hushed the rumours by saying: “To those who think that we aren’t getting on keep thinking it.”

And Katie, who plays Becky Quentin in Hollyoaks, thanked him for being the ‘best partner.’

“Well… that was intense,” said Gorka.

“Not the best feeling to be in the dance off but I couldn’t be prouder of you @katiexmcglynn and how you gave your everything on that floor.”

He added: “Sorry to see @mr_njonesofficial and @nina.wadia leave the had so much to give to the show…

“Thank you to everybody who voted and supported us it means the world we’ll keep working hard and giving our best.

“And to those who think that we aren’t getting on keep thinking it.”

He added crying laughing-face emojis and a thumbs-up.

Gorka Marquez and Katie McGlynn

“We’ve got this!!! Thanks for being the best partner, and bring on MOVIE WEEK!” replied Katie.

And on her Instagram she wrote: “Feeling lucky and humbled to still be in the show and to be performing with the best partner @gorka_marquez again next week!!

“Massive congratulations to @nina.wadia and @mr_njonesofficial for what you’ve achieved you’re both incredible! I’m gunna miss you guys so much, you’re bloody brilliant!

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“I really appreciate the kindness from the judges and have taken all of their feedback and comments onboard…

“And thank you to everyone who voted or showed their support for us this week! We’ll be back bigger and better for Movie Week… get your popcorn ready!”

Gorka’s fiancee Gemma Atkinson showed her support by cheering: “On to the next one! C’mon!”

And the support came flooding in from fans.

“I think you are great! shocked you were in the bottom two!” messaged one.

“Shouldn’t been in bottom glad you’re saved you pair,” commented another.