[ Women’s Health/ Ian Harrison]
The secret lovebirds reportedly had a bitter row after Alexandra Burke’s co-dancer flirted with another professional on the show.
Hollyoak’s star Gemma was said to be fuming with the Spanish hunk following the tête-à-tête with his colleague, who was brought in as an extra during the Blackpool show last month.
A source told The Sun: “Gemma wasn’t impressed to see Gorka flirting with a beautiful dancer, brought in as an extra in the professional group of dancers for one of the big numbers at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
“Everyone could see that Gemma was looking at him and had a face like thunder.”
Gemma, 33, confronted Gorka to try and put things straight, and the public feud led them to shying away from the limelight, after their blossoming relationship was revealed in October.
The source added: “It was the talk of the Strictly pros next day because until this point she and Gorka had been very careful not to be seen looking intimate together in public.
“He stormed back to his room and Gemma followed in the same direction very shortly afterwards
Gorka Marquez and Giovanni Pernice have fans hot under the collar as they flaunt their washboard abs together [Instagram]
Blackpool is a sore point for Gorka, who was also punched in the mouth and lost four teeth after a boozy night in the city during Strictly 2016.
Gorka was ambushed by a gang of youths as he walked to a nightclub with fellow professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Neil Jones.
A friend told The Sun at the time: “Gorka and a few of the other dancers were heading to a nightclub to let their hair down after another brilliant show
“All of a sudden this group of local louts came out of nowhere.
“One of them punched Gorka in the face and broke two of his teeth.”