Gorka Márquez congratulates Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal

‘You guys have been amazing the whole series and deserve it’: Gorka Márquez congratulates Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal on winning Strictly – after viewers spot his ‘fuming’ face during final

He narrowly missed out on winning Strictly Come Dancing.

But Gorka Márquez was still on cloud nine on Sunday, as he posted a gushing message thanking the fans and partner Helen Skelton for the 2022 series.

The professional dancer, 32, showed there were no hard feelings as he also congratulated Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal on their win.

Happy: Gorka Márquez was still on cloud nine on Sunday, as he posted a gushing message thanking the fans and partner Helen Skelton for the 2022 series of Strictly Come Dancing

This comes after eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice Gorka’s seemingly annoyed expression when Hamza and Jowita were crowned.

Gorka took to Instagram to share a slew of playful behind-the-scenes snaps with Helen.

Captioning them, he wrote: ‘STRICTLY 22. Oh… Where to start, It’s has been a incredible journey. I feel so grateful I got not only to dance with you @helenskelton but also to be by your side in your own personal journey and see your transformation from day one.

Gracious: The professional dancer, 32, showed there were no hard feelings as he also congratulated Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal on their win

‘Thank you for all the memories, laughs, coffees, toast, parent chats, car journeys.

‘Like I said yesterday In the show you’re a special person who light up a room when walks in and I am so proud you got to smile and shine again.

‘I’ve loved every single moment dancing with you and I am so proud of us until the last dance! You’re a Star.’

‘He’s fuming’: This comes after eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice Gorka’s seemingly annoyed expression when Hamza and Jowita were crowned

Joking around: Gorka took to Instagram to share a slew of playful behind-the-scenes snaps with Helen

Friendship: Captioning them, he wrote: ‘STRICTLY 22. Oh… Where to start, It’s has been a incredible journey. I feel so grateful I got not only to dance with you @helenskelton but also to be by your side in your own personal journey and see your transformation from day one’

He also added: ”Big congratulations!! to the @bbcstrictly champions @jowitaprzystal @hamzayassin90 you guys have been amazing the whole series and deserve it.

‘Congrats to the other couples in the Final @vitocoppola @fleureast @gkx_carlos @mollyrainford it has been a pleasure to share the floor with you guys.

‘Thank you to everyone that works in the show. from production, dance team, cameras, wardrobe, hair& make-up You guys are legends and I am so grateful to be part of the Best show in tele. @sarahjamesface @jack.will.g thank you for your trust in me.

Bond: He added: ‘Thank you for all the memories, laughs, coffees, toast, parent chats, car journeys’

Smile: ‘Like I said yesterday In the show you’re a special person who light up a room when walks in and I am so proud you got to smile and shine again’

‘And to all of you guys! The biggest THANK YOU, because without you we wouldn’t be here and your lovely messages of support means the world.

‘Strictly 23 lets go!!! In the mean time… Keep dancing!’ 

Viewers flocked to Twitter after the nail-biting finale on Saturday to say that they thought Gorka and Helen were ‘robbed’ of the mirror ball trophy and that he looked like he was ‘fuming’.

Hamza and Jowita were crowned the winners of the hit show, despite landing at the bottom of the leaderboard thanks to their Showdance which was earlier branded ‘underwhelming’.

Playful: ‘I’ve loved every single moment dancing with you and I am so proud of us until the last dance! You’re a Star’

Grateful: ‘And to all of you guys! The biggest THANK YOU, because without you we wouldn’t be here and your lovely messages of support means the world’

‘Keep dancing!’: He signed off: ‘Strictly 23 lets go!!! In the mean time… Keep dancing!’

‘Gorka is fuming and rightly so! Helen has won in so many ways. Good on her and she is my winner,’ one fan tweeted.  

‘Gorka is absolutely fuming and rightly so,’ another fan added.

‘What do you look like when you’ve been robbed?’ Another fan said.

Angry: ‘Gorka is fuming and rightly so! Helen has won in so many ways. Good on her and she is my winner,’ one fan tweeted, with others chiming in

However, one viewer said he looked like a ‘sore loser’ after missing out on the coveted trophy.

‘Gorka did look like a sore loser tonight. Shame cos I love him usually.’ 

Speaking after his win, an emotional Hamza said: ‘Words can’t describe how I feel. I want to thank one person in particular – Jowita, you are an angel disguised as a human being. That’s what you are, you’re amazing.

‘Thank you to everyone out there for voting for us. This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.’

Other side: However, one viewer said he looked like a ‘sore loser’ after missing out on the coveted trophy

Giving it their all: For their final dance of the night, Hamza and Jowita performed their couple’s choice dance of to Jerusalema – Remix by Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode

While Jowita shared: ‘Anything is possible and he is just the proof that anything is possible. He came here on the show with no dancing experience, with pigeon toes! And he made it. He worked hard and he made it, and I’m so proud of you.’

She added: ‘I would love to thank everybody, you are amazing.’

Earlier in the show, things got very emotional for Hamza Yassin as he finally bagged his first perfect score for his and Jowita Pryzstal’s final dance of the season – his very first 40 score.

For their final dance of the night, Hamza and Jowita performed their couple’s choice dance of to Jerusalema – Remix by Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode.

What a finish! Finally, the couple ended the night with their charismatic Couple’s Choice to Mein Herr by Liza Minnelli (from Cabaret), and what an end to the night as the pair bagged 40 points

Congrats: The wildlife cameraman, 32, fought off stiff competition from fellow competitors Fleur East, Helen Skelton and Molly Rainford as he was announced as the champion by hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

And after their disappointing Showdance, the two were determined to end their Strictly experience with a bang.

And they did just that as they had everyone on their feet with their thrilling routine, with things getting a little teary during the comments as they judges praised his amazing progress.

Shirley told the couple: ‘Take a moment, take it in, you are what I call the true competitor… We are going to miss you, you are a star in your own right. Jowita, you are just beautiful. What a wonderful partnership.’

While Anton fought back tears as he said: ‘I get a little emotional watching you dance because it’s like the clouds part and the sun comes out. I’ve watched a lot of people dance in my life and I’ve found a lot of joy in watching you.’

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022 FINAL LEADERBOARD 

FLEUR EAST AND VITO COPPOLA 

First dance (Samba): 10, 10, 10, 10 – 40

Second dance (Showdance): 9, 10, 10, 10 – 39

Third dance (Couple’s Choice): 10, 10, 10, 10 – 40

Total:  119

HELEN SKELTON AND GORKA MARQUEZ

First dance (Jive): 9, 10, 10, 10 – 39

Second dance (Showdance): 8, 10, 9, 10 – 37

Third dance (couple’s Choice): 10, 10, 10, 10 – 40

Total: 116

MOLLY RAINFORD AND CARLOS GU 

First dance (Quickstep) : 9, 10, 10, 10 – 39

Second dance (Showdance): 8, 10, 9, 10 – 37

Third dance (Rumba): 9, 10, 10, 10 – 39

Total: 115

HAMZA YASSIN AND JOWITA PRZYSTAL

First dance (Salsa): 9, 10, 10, 10 – 39

Second dance (Showdance): 8, 9, 8, 9 – 34

Third dance (Couple’s choice): 10, 10, 10, 10 – 40

Total: 113

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