Gorka Marquez 'is set to leave Strictly after seven years on the show'

Gorka Marquez ‘is set to leave Strictly following seven years on the show’ – after narrowly missing out on win with Helen Skelton where viewers said he looked ‘fuming’

Professional dancer Gorka Marquez is reportedly set to leave Strictly Come Dancing after seven years on the show.

The star, 32, narrowly missed out on lifting the Glitterball Trophy for a third time last week when he came second with celebrity partner Helen Skelton – when Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal were crowned winners.

When the winners were announced many took to Twitter to note his reaction, as they said he was ‘fuming’ about missing out and was ‘robbed’ of the accolade. 

Sad: Professional dancer Gorka Marquez is reportedly set to leave Strictly Come Dancing after seven years on the show (pictured with his last celebrity partner Helen Skelton)

Now The Sun reports that Gorka is feeling the ‘seven year itch’ and is looking for new opportunities after Helen previously claimed that ‘every pro on the show’ was desperate for him to win this year. 

A source told the publication: ‘He looked so devastated last week because he knew the final might be his last chance of taking home the Glitterball, which had eluded him twice before.

‘Gorka has become an established figure in the contest and a name in his own right, which could allow him to go on to bigger things.

Oh no: The star, 32, narrowly missed out on lifting the Glitterball Trophy for a third time last week when he came second with celebrity partner Helen – and fans noted his ‘fuming’ reaction

‘There’s no suggestion of any bad feeling between him and the BBC. It remains to be seen if producers will now offer him a deal enticing enough to sign up for next year’s show.’

Representatives for Gorka have been contacted by MailOnline for comment. 

Others commented on how Gorka’s partner Gemma Atkinson, 38, was tearful as she sat in the studio audience while he missed the win narrowly. 

Gorka had previously reached the final alongside Maisie Smith in 2020 and Alexandra Burke in 2017. 

Emotional: Others commented on how Gorka’s partner Gemma Atkinson, 38, was tearful as she sat in the studio audience while he missed the win narrowly

Viewers flocked to Twitter after the nail-biting finale on Saturday to say that they thought Gorka and dance partner Helen were ‘robbed’ of the mirror ball trophy and that he looked like he was ‘fuming’.

Hamza and Jowita were crowned the winners of the hit show, despite landing at the bottom of the leaderboard thanks to their Showdance which was branded ‘underwhelming’.

‘Gorka is fuming and rightly so! Helen has won in so many ways. Good on her and she is my winner,’ one fan tweeted.  

‘Gorka is absolutely fuming and rightly so,’ another fan added.

Success: Hamza and Jowita were crowned the winners of the hit show, despite landing at the bottom of the leaderboard thanks to their Showdance which was branded ‘underwhelming’

‘What do you look like when you’ve been robbed?’ Another fan said.

However, one viewer said he looked like a ‘sore loser’ after missing out on the coveted trophy.

‘Gorka did look like a sore loser tonight. Shame cos I love him usually.’ 

After the final Helen said that it was clear from her and partner Gorka’s faces ‘how gutted’ they were not to raise the Glitterball trophy.  

She was speaking after viewers spotted Gorka ‘fuming’ in the final, saying ‘every pro on the show’ was desperate for him to win – after he previously reached the final twice without success. 

Joined by the dancer on her Radio 5 show on Monday she told listeners: ‘Every pro on the show was desperate for him to win and that says everything about him. 

Adding: ‘He’s my hero of the week’. 

Tough: After the final Helen said that it was clear from her and partner Gorka ‘s faces ‘how gutted’ they were not to raise the Glitterball trophy 

Speaking about Hamza’s win, she continued: ‘Obviously we’re delighted for Hamza because he put in some amazing dances through the season.

‘But Gorka and I, our reaction, you could tell how gutted we were.’

Speaking about fans spotting his unhappy expression as the results were announced Gorka said: ‘I wasn’t fuming but I wanted Helen to finish the season with the cherry.

‘I was happy for Hamza and Jowita, they’ve been amazing.’

So close: Speaking about fans spotting his unhappy expression as the results were announced Gorka said recently: ‘I wasn’t fuming but I wanted Helen to finish the season with the cherry’ (pictured in the final)

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