Strictly dancer Gorka Marquez “feeling better” after Blackpool assault

The professional dancer reportedly lost two teeth in an unprovoked attack


Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez has reassured anxious fans that he is “feeling better” after he was attacked in Blackpool just hours after filming the BBC special at the Tower Ballroom. 


The 26-year-old, who partnered EastEnders actress Tameka Empson before she was eliminated earlier in the series, was assaulted by a group as he walked to a nightclub with fellow dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Neil Jones on Saturday night. 

But Marquez tweeted that he was looking forward to dancing in the next episode of Strictly, despite the incident.


Strictly Come Dancing returns at 7pm on Saturday 26th November on BBC1