Strictly’s Danny Mac brands Gorka Marquez’s Blackpool beating ‘awful’ as the dancer recovers from horrific injuries

STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Danny Mac has described Gorka Marquez ‘s Blackpool beating as “awful” as the dancer continues to recover from horiffic injuries.

The dance professional was the victim of a vicious attack by a group of thugs, and Danny has declared he feels “so sorry” for hi.

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Danny was asked about the upsetting incident during an appearance on This Morning today, and he declared he was very “sorry” to hear about Gorka’s troubles.

He said: “I wasn’t there… It’s awful… I’m so sorry.

“I wish him well… I haven’t spoken to him yet. I only saw it today.”

Danny opened up about the incident during an appearance on This Morning

The dance was filmed in advance for the Strictly results show.

The attack on Gorka is believed to have been random and unprovoked, and the dancer is expected to undergo emergency dental surgery today.

He was pictured for the first time since the attack as he left his hotel in Blackpool.

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Gorka has been pictured out and about after the attack

He looked grim-faced as he left his hotel and is expected to undergo emergency dental surgery

A friend told The Sun: “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…

“Gorka was sober, he doesn’t drink.

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The incident took place just hours after he filmed a dance segment for the results show

“This was an entirely random and shocking attack on a group of friends simply trying to enjoy a night out.

“He wasn’t angry, he was just more shaken by the event.

“They went straight back to the hotel to see if he needed urgent medical care before going back to London for dental surgery.”

Gorka is no longer part of the competition after being booted off twice.

He left in week three along with his partner Tameka Empson, but was brought back to dance with Anastacia when her partner Brendan Cole fell ill.

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Gorka is said to be recovering following the attack