'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Gorka Marquez has given fans an updated after he was the victim of a street attack on Saturday night, which left him with two missing teeth.

The 26-year-old was ambushed by a gang of youths in Blackpool as he made his way to a nightclub, hours after he took part in Saturday's live show from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. 

Gorka seen at Elstree StudiosGorka Marquez has thanked fans for their support after he was attacked

Posting on Twitter, the dancer said: "Thanks for all your kind messages and support about Blackpool. "It was a bad experience but I'm feeling better and just want to look forward to the show on Saturday!"

EastEnders actress Tameka Empson, who had been partnered with Marquez on this year's show, also tweeted: "Tweeple, thank you for letting me know about @gorkamarquez1 over the weekend. I spoke to him & he is fine. He's still Gorka the Corker!!"

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According to The Sun, Marquez had been walking to the club with fellow 'Strictly' pros Aljaz Skorjanec and Neil Jones in the early hours of the morning, when the group targeted them in an unprovoked attack.

A friend told the newspaper: "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."

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"They went straight back to the hotel to see if he needed urgent medical care before going back to London for dental surgery," the friend added. Marquez was said to have to undergone dental surgery on Monday.

A show spokesperson later confirmed the dancer had been attacked, saying: "Gorka was sadly the victim of an unprovoked incident in Blackpool on Saturday night but he will be back in training this week and is looking forward to the group routine next weekend."