Gorka Marquez Googles Strictly stars

Gorka Marquez Googles Strictly stars

Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez has to Google the show’s contestants because he doesn’t know who "most of them" are.
The 28-year-old pro dancer admits it is "fortunate" that he and his fellow professionals don’t discover which celebrities make up the line-up until they are announced, and admits he has to take to the internet to find out who the majority are anyway.
When asked if the likes of Alan Carr, Chris Evans, and Huw Edwards will be taking part in the next series, Gorka said: "Unfortunately we don’t know [if they are taking part]. Maybe it’s fortunate, because until the last minute we don’t want to know.
"And, personally, because I’m not English I don’t know most of them, so I just need to Google to want to know the names."
But Slovenian dancer Aljaz Skorjanec joked he and fellow pro, Italian Giovanni Pernice, "do know" because the "are English".
He quipped: "Since Gorka and I are English we do know."
What’s more, Aljaz – who is married to fellow ‘Strictly’ pro Janette Manrara – admits he is feeling "broody".
He said: "I’ve always felt broody for the last 10 years, since I met Janette actually. I’ve always wanted kids but it’s just never [happened].
"I can’t wait for kids, but we’ll see when."
He joked: "It’s 50 per cent is down to me."
The trio are to appear in a dance show together called ‘Here Come The Boys’, and Gorka admits travelling around the country is the "hardest part of the job", particularly as his girlfriend, Gemma Atkinson, is currently pregnant.
Speaking in a joint interview on ‘This Morning’, he added: "Travelling is the hardest part of the job. That’s the hardest part for, especially now Gemma is pregnant. It’s quite hard."