Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez attacked following Blackpool special

The professional dancer had two teeth knocked in the incident after filming on Saturday night


Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez was attacked in Blackpool hours after filming for the BBC dancing special. 


The 26-year-old dancer was attacked by a group as he walked to a nightclub with fellow dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Neil Jones on Saturday night, The Sun reports. He had two teeth knocked out after taking part in Strictly on Saturday evening.

A BBC statement confirmed that Marquez been “sadly the victim of an unprovoked incident” but “he will be back in training this week and is looking forward to the group routine next weekend.”


Marquez had been pre-recording a routine to Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up hours before the incident. He had been partnered with the now-eliminated EastEnders actress Tameka Empson earlier in the series, but Marquez continues to take part in group dances.