Strictly: Gorka Marquez explains why Katie McGlynn was at huge disadvantage to competitors

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Strictly: Gorka Marquez explains why Katie McGlynn was at huge disadvantage to competitors

Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez and Katie McGlynn crashed out of the competition this weekend after finding themselves in the bottom two for

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez and Katie McGlynn crashed out of the competition this weekend after finding themselves in the bottom two for a second week in a row. They performed in the dreaded dance-off against Loose Women star Judi Love and her dance partner Graziano Di Prima. However, they weren’t able to do enough to impress the judges and keep their place on the show. Looking back at his partnership with Katie, Gorka addressed some speculation surrounding their training experience.

The duo sadly left the competition during Strictly’s famous Movie Week, after performing a dance themed around the film Cruella.

Katie was dressed as Cruella Devil, while Gorka donned a Dalmatian costume for their America Smooth on Saturday night.

Actress Katie is currently starring in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks and was having to juggle her work commitments with training for Strictly.

As a result, some fans expressed concerns she wasn’t getting enough time to practice her routines with Gorka.

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“But, it’s true that not having a lot of time, it’s difficult,” he explained.

He went on to reveal: “You need to practice like eight or 10 hours a day and when you’re filming from seven to seven you really can’t.”

Katie was left “gutted” after being booted off the show, but took to Twitter to thank the programme for all their support.

In a post she said: “Thank you all so much for the support @bbcstrictly, it’s been an honour to be part of such an iconic show and to dance each week with the best partner @gorkamarquez1 – I’m really gutted that my time has come to an end so soon.. but it’s been an absolute dream! #strictly.”



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