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W to follow Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Márquez ahead of the arrival of their second child

Airing this summer, Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens will offer exclusive access into the celebrity couple's busy lives as they embark on an exciting new phase of their life together.


The three-part documentary follows the unfiltered lives of celebrity couple, actress and radio presenter Gemma Atkinson and professional dancer Gorka Márquez who fell in love in front of the nation on Strictly Come Dancing.


Now, for the first time, they are offering exclusive access into their busy lives as they embark on an exciting new phase of their life together. They'll be sharing the intimate details of what life is like as they document the imminent arrival of their second child.


With hectic schedules, both at home and on the road, this series promises to be a no-holds barred account of what it’s like to juggle work with a growing family.


Speaking ahead of the documentary, Gemma and Gorka said "We’re so excited to be working with W on a project which not only takes people into our lives behind closed doors but also one that raises awareness of Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Delivery (VBAC) and an honest look into the journey of a second pregnancy after a previous traumatic birth."


"We get lots of questions from people who have experienced something similar so it will be a great way for viewers to receive information from professionals who we meet along the way."


Produced by Two Rivers Media, Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens will be executive produced by Lizi Wootton, working alongside series producer Biança Barker, self-shooting producer and director Amanda Barnes and development producer Sophie Scott.


The new series has been commissioned by UKTV's Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment, Helen Nightingale and ordered by Channel Director Adam Collings and Director of Commissioning Hilary Rosen.


Speaking about the project, Helen Nightingale said "I'm thrilled to be commissioning this new series, Gemma and Gorka are a hilariously down to earth and relatable couple who I can’t wait for audiences to get to know better, both as a couple and family unit, as they navigate through the ups and downs of their expanding family."


To which Adam Collings added "We’re honoured to have Gemma and Gorka’s new documentary series as part of our programming line-up on W. Viewers will get an intimate glimpse into the lives of Gemma and Gorka behind the scenes and it’s sure to be a fun, heart-warming and enjoyable series that is a perfect fit for our audience."


And executive producer for Two Rivers Media, Lizi Wootton, added "Two Rivers Media is delighted to be going behind the scenes of Gemma and Gorka’s lives at such an incredibly special time for their family. With the impending birth of their second child, we can’t wait to share their unfiltered story with the W audience who will be captivated by the warmth, humour, honesty and sparkle Gemma, Gorka and daughter Mia bring to every scene of the series."


Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens airs this summer on W and UKTV Play

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