Club's best wishes to Strictly's Gorka

A Blackpool nightclub that Strictly Come Dancing pro Gorka Marquez was walking to when he was attacked has sent its '˜good wishes for a speedy recovery'.

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 11:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:27 am
Gorka Marquez leaving The Big Blue Hotel on Sunday

Marquez, 26, reportedly had two teeth smashed in an unprovoked attack while heading to Flamingo, in Queen Street, after performing in the Tower Ballroom on Saturday night.

The incident was not reported to police, but officers have now contacted the BBC in a bid to ‘establish details’.

“The Strictly star was en-route to The Flamingo to celebrate with friends after an incredible performance in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom,” Flamingo said.

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“Unfortunately, Gorka was attacked whilst making his way through the town centre and sadly didn’t reach our venue.

“Over the last few years, Flamingo and other venues of Funny Girls Limited, have played host on several occasions to the cast of Strictly Come Dancing where they have enjoyed many memorable evenings celebrating with us.

“We would like to send Gorka our good wishes for a speedy recovery.”