Despite the claims from viewers, Katie took to Instagram to dispel the rumours of a potential rift between her and Gorka.
The actress wrote: “I’ve loved every second of rehearsals with @gorka_marquez and performing each week!”
I’m really gutted that my time on the show has come to an end so soon, I feel like I had so much more to give and really wanted to carry on pushing myself and learning from the professionals that I am absolutely in awe of,” she concluded.
After their exit, Gorka apologised to Katie for not being able to take her further in the competition, under her Instagram post he commented: “I’m so proud of you and your work! You have been a joy to work with, thank you for these three weeks full of laughs and jokes.
He added: “Thanks for make this strictly series so special! Sorry I couldn’t make it longer for you!”
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.