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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez Share First Photo Of Their Baby Girl As They Reveal Her Name

Lisa McLoughlin

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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez Share First Photo Of Their Baby Girl As They Reveal Her Name

Featured Image Credit: Gorka Marquez / Instagram

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have revealed the name of their one-and-a half week-old daughter, Mia Louise Marquez.

The first-time parents, who met while competing on 2017's Strictly, took to Instagram last night to share the first photos of their newborn after she was welcomed to the world on Thursday, 4th July.

Former Hollyoaks actress Gemma, 34, captioned the post: "Mia Louise Marquez" alongside two love heart emojis, which Spanish dancer Gorka, 28, also shared.

In the snaps, the adorable newborn, who boasted a head full of brown hair, looked cute as a button in a white baby grow and pale pink cardigan as she lay fast asleep.

Friends and former co-stars of the couple were quick to share their congrats over their "perfect" daughter and sweet choice of name.

Hollyoaks' Sarah Jayne Dunn commented, "Such a beaut xxx" while fellow Strictly dancer Karen Hauer wrote penned, "She's incredible. So beautiful," and Gorka's former celebrity dance partner Katie Piper added, "Just perfect".

The sweet name pays tribute to both parents as Gemma's middle name is also Louise while Mia means "mine" in Gorka's native Spain.

Since welcoming their first child earlier this month, the couple had refrained from sharing any photos until their nearest and dearest had met the tot.

Emmerdale star Gemma previously shared a statement revealing why fans hadn't seen pictures of the baby yet, insisting they wouldn't be cashing in on the big reveal.

She wrote: "To people asking why we haven't posted any pictures. No we haven't done a magazine deal. We just want all our family and friends to come over and meet her first that's all.

"It's important to me that they all get a hold and a cuddle first."

The couple announced their baby joy last week, revealing their "incredible" new bundle of joy "made quite an entrance".

Gemma and Gorka confirmed they were expecting their first child together via the radio presenter's Instagram page on 1st February.

The couple revealed the news by sharing a picture of her two dogs with signs around their necks - one of which read: "Guess what... Mum's pregnant!".

The pair met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, although they weren't partnered on the show, and only confirmed their romance months after the show had wrapped.

The duo finally made the decision to go Instagram official in February 2018.

Topics: Celebrity Entertainment, Celebrity News, Strictly Come Dancing

Lisa McLoughlin
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