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Strictly's Helen Skelton pro partner Gorka Marquez forced to admit his little girl doesn't support her

Strictly star Helen Skelton was all smiles on Sunday night's results show as she and pro partner Gorka Marquez sailed through to the next round yet again.

But even though the pair avoided the dance off again with a high scoring weekend, Strictly host Claudia Winkleman couldn't help but do some good natured pot stirring on Sunday night as she grilled Helen Skelton's Gorka Marquez about who his daughter votes for in the competition - and it's not Helen!

Speaking to Helen Skelton after the dance-off was announced, Claudia Winkleman said: "Helen you are dancing a salsa to this next week."

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The song played was Despacito by Justin Bieber, which prompted some hip shaking from Helen's pro partner Gorka and it was all fun and games.

But then Claudia made a hilarious revelation about Gorka Marquez to Helen Skelton that involved another pro dancer.

Gorka's little girl Mia does in fact stan Will Mellor, after the Two Pints of Lager star's Dirty Dancing inspired routine a few weeks back.

Gorka Marquez's daughter isn't voting for Helen Skelton (BBC)

Claudia WInkleman said to Will Mellor: "Will, I love this, there is a little person who is voting for you and it is, I don't know how to say this, Gorka's daughter. Has it caused problems in the group?"

Will replied: "I don't think so, she's voting for me, I think it's wonderful. I got her on the phone and sent her a little message. I asked her if she likes this [he did the finger wag beckon from Dirty Dancing] from when I did Dirty Dancing and now she keeps doing it to me on the phone.

"So I get his daughter's votes!"

Gorka then even revealed how his daughter only has time for Will too.

He said: "It's the only way I can talk to her now. I say hi Mia. She says 'poppa I'm too busy'. I say 'I'm with Will', she goes 'Will Mellor?! [and he leans forwards]."

Gorka explaining his daughter Mia's love for Will Mellor (BBC2)

The revelation was met with riotous laughter from the other pros.

Sadly things weren't quite as happy for Ellie Simmonds and her pro partner Nikita Kuzmin. The pair were left in tears on Sunday night after Ellie was voted off unanimously by the judges, and in emotional final scenes, even the other Strictly pros were seen crying in the audience.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 on Saturday, November 12.

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