Strictly's Gorka Márquez says he and Gemma are 'too busy' to plan their wedding

Gorka Márquez and fiancée Gemma Atkinson got engaged almost a year ago, but the pair still haven’t set a date

1/21/2022 11:14:00 PM

Gorka Márquez and fiancée Gemma Atkinson got engaged almost a year ago, but the pair still haven’t set a date

Gorka Márquez and fiancée Gemma Atkinson got engaged almost a year ago, but the pair still haven’t set a date

Gorka popped the question to Gemma in February 2021 and their pair branded each other their “forever Valentines”.Prior to getting engaged, Gemma, 37, gave birth to their daughter Mia - who turned two last summer.Discussing their wedding on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Friday 21 January, Gorka, 31, admitted that they haven’t made much progress with their plans for the big day.

When asked by Steph McGovern if they’ve picked a date, the dancer replied: “No we haven’t! We’re too busy!" "We are always saying ‘We need to pick a date’. We were talking the other day and we really need to book a holiday," he continued.

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Strictly Come Dancing favourite Gorka Márquez has revealed that he and fiancée Gemma Atkinson are “too busy” to plan their pending nuptials. Gorka popped the question to Gemma in February 2021 and their pair branded each other their “forever Valentines”. Prior to getting engaged, Gemma, 37, gave birth to their daughter Mia - who turned two last summer. Discussing their wedding on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Friday 21 January, Gorka, 31, admitted that they haven’t made much progress with their plans for the big day. When asked by Steph McGovern if they’ve picked a date, the dancer replied: “No we haven’t! We’re too busy!" "We are always saying ‘We need to pick a date’. We were talking the other day and we really need to book a holiday," he continued. “We’ve been doing that for the last two years and haven’t booked one yet. We’re just living and we’re happy like that.” Also on Steph’s Packed Lunch was celebrity chef Simon Rimmer, who revealed he was on Gemma and Gorka’s first date. Both Gemma and Simon took part in the same series of Strictly 2017. Gorka said of the chef’s third wheeling: “The first time me and Gemma went for a coffee, he was there. The first time we went for dinner, he was there again. The first time that we…”, before stopping and laughing. “I was just sitting at the end of the bed watching,” Simon quipped in response. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page. Gemma echoed similar sentiments about their wedding in a Q&A she did with her 1.7 million Instagram followers last month. Replying to the question if they’ve set a date: “No ideas! We've done zero planning with all the Covid stuff. "We've twice almost gone into the registry office and just done it but I don't think our families would be very happy. They want a good party!" She also revealed their plans to have a second baby. Gemma wrote: “We'd love a sibling for [Mia] when she's a little older for sure.” While Gorka’s busy with the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, Gemma is getting ready to make her highly anticipated return to Hollyoaks after 15 years. Announcing the news, Gemma wrote on social media: "I’m thrilled to be popping back to Hollyoaks for a short time. It’s where my career began so of course, I was going to say yes! "The cast and crew are so wonderful and although we have stayed in touch personally, it’ll be great to work together again professionally." For updates on all your favourite celebs, sign up to our daily newsletter here.