The charismatic Aljaz Skorjanec is renowned for his stint as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. His recent absence from the show came about when his wife, Janette Manrara, trekked to It Takes Two for a presenting role. Here's a candid look into his life and recent developments.
Born and raised in Slovenia, Aljaz has a rich cultural background that he often brings into his dance. Not just a dancer, but also a loving family man, he and his wife Janette became proud parents in July, to their little girl, Lyra.
Aljaz's journey after leaving Strictly Come Dancing took an interesting turn. He recently graced the screens again on the same show, but not as a dancer, but as a presenter on It Takes Two. His segment, ‘Around the World with Aljaz' instantly became popular among viewers.
‘Around the World with Aljaz' provides a unique perspective on international versions of Strictly Come Dancing. The segment, which aired this week, showcased a varied range of dance challenges from across the globe.
Highlights included the judges leading a routine on Germany's ‘Let's Dance' and intense dance battles on the Croatian version of the show. Aljaz's segment received an overwhelmingly positive response on social media, with fans expressing their appreciation for his work in the comments.
While juggling their professional commitments, Aljaz and Janette have also voiced their wish to grow their family. However, the journey to parenthood has not been smooth for them. They faced hurdles while trying to conceive Lyra and had initiated the process for IVF, only to find out about Janette's pregnancy later on.