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Strictly’s Gorka Marquez kicks off pro challenge on It Takes Two

Strictly’s Gorka Marquez kicks off pro challenge on It Takes Two as he strives to set the world record of complete fleckerls

Gorka Marquez kicked off Strictly’s pro challenge on It Takes Two on Wednesday night. 

The Spanish dancer, 30, was the first among the show’s fifteen professionals to attempt to set the world record for the most complete fleckerls performed in thirty seconds.

Judging each of the attempts was Craig Revel Horwood and Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Sofia Greenacre.

Bring it on! Gorka Marquez kicked off Strictly’s pro challenge on It Takes Two on Wednesday night

The fleckerl is a fast moving spin that is performed during a Viennese Waltz. 

In order for the step to qualify, each fleckerl must consist of six steps. If any of these steps are missed then the fleckerl is disqualified.

Gorka looked deep in concentration as he took to the stage to perform the move. 

Competitive: The Spanish dancer, 30, was the first among the show's fifteen professionals to attempt to set the world record for the most complete fleckerls performed in thirty seconds

Competitive: The Spanish dancer, 30, was the first among the show’s fifteen professionals to attempt to set the world record for the most complete fleckerls performed in thirty seconds

Challenge accepted: Judging each of the attempts was Craig Revel Horwood and Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Sofia Greenacre

Challenge accepted: Judging each of the attempts was Craig Revel Horwood and Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Sofia Greenacre

Tricky move: The fleckerl is a fast moving spin that is performed during a Viennese Waltz

Tricky move: The fleckerl is a fast moving spin that is performed during a Viennese Waltz

Honest: It comes after Gorka and his dance partner Maisie Smith made an appearance on This Morning, where the actress, 19, claimed her nervousness has been misconstrued

Honest: It comes after Gorka and his dance partner Maisie Smith made an appearance on This Morning, where the actress, 19, claimed her nervousness has been misconstrued

It comes after Gorka and his dance partner Maisie Smith made an appearance on This Morning, where the actress, 19, claimed her nervousness has been misconstrued as overconfidence.

The pair found themselves in the dance off for the second week in a row on Sunday.

They narrowly avoided elimination as the panel decided to save her over fellow actress Caroline Quentin and ballroom pro Johannes Radebe.

Maisie said: ‘The pressure gets to me… even this interview I was so nervous. When I’m nervous I have this serious expression so people think I’m over confident.’ 

Struggle: Admitting she struggles with her nerves, Maisie said: 'The pressure gets to me... even this interview I was so nervous'

Struggle: Admitting she struggles with her nerves, Maisie said: ‘The pressure gets to me… even this interview I was so nervous’

Getting through it: Despite being in the dance off twice, Maisie said she's received a lot of support from former stars who have told her not to be 'upset by this'

Getting through it: Despite being in the dance off twice, Maisie said she’s received a lot of support from former stars who have told her not to be ‘upset by this’

Gorka backed her up, as he told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘You know what, she’s the opposite of confident.

‘I think because she’s an actress she gets into character and looks confident but I can tell you she is always like “Gorka I haven’t got it, I don’t have the dance, I don’t know what to do”.’ 

Despite being in the dance off twice, Maisie said she’s received a lot of support from former stars who have told her not to be ‘upset by this’.

She added: ‘Everyone has ups and downs, I’m not letting it get to me, we’re still here and we’re going to power through,’ she said. 

Maisie went on: ‘I’ll be honest I was more upset that I kind of felt guilty because I felt I was the one that ended Max and Dianne’s journey on the show, same with Caroline, that’s what hit me more. 

‘In regards to the bottom two it can happen to anyone, that’s the point of this show you have no idea who it’s going to be. Week one it was hard, no one expects it no one wants to be there.’ 

Saved: The auburn-haired beauty narrowly avoided elimination as the panel decided to save her over fellow actress Caroline Quentin and ballroom pro Johannes Radebe

Saved: The auburn-haired beauty narrowly avoided elimination as the panel decided to save her over fellow actress Caroline Quentin and ballroom pro Johannes Radebe

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