Strictly's Janette and Aljaz: We want to have children

The professional dancers said they are ‘definitely' going to become parents.

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec have announced their plans to have children – but say they are “taking it slowly”.

Manrara said the pair, who met in 2010 while dancing in the touring stage show Burn The Floor, were “definitely” going to have children.

She added that they were “very much looking forward to becoming a mum and dad”.

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Janette Manrara married Aljaz Skorjanec in 2017 (Steve Parsons/PA)

However, the salsa dancer added that work was still the pair’s priority because dancers’ careers tend to be short.

She told Hello! magazine: “It’s never going to be the perfect time to have a baby but we do talk about it a lot and we are very much looking forward to becoming a mum and dad.

“So it’s definitely going to happen. When, we don’t know, we’ll see. We’re kind of taking it slowly.

“A dancer’s career can be quite short, especially when you reach a certain level, and work is going so good for us at the moment [so] that is the priority.”

The couple are currently appearing in the Strictly live arena tour and this spring will star in their own dance show, Remembering The Movies.

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Aljaz Skorjanec was partnered with newsreader Kate Silverton in last year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing (Steve Parsons/PA)

Manrara, 35, and Skorjanec, 28, joined the cast of Strictly in 2013 for the 11th series of the BBC One programme.

They married in 2017 in three ceremonies in London, Miami and Skorjanec’s native Slovenia where they recently visited his sister Lara and her three-month-old daughter Zala.

Skorjanec said: “If someone had told me five years ago that my little sister was going to have a baby before me I wouldn’t have believed it, but I feel like everything comes at the right time when it’s supposed to come.”

Recalling their wedding day, Manrara added: “Aljaz makes me smile, he makes me laugh, he makes me happy and he makes me feel like a princess.

“I grew up in Miami and I’ve been to Disney World 42 times. On our wedding day I walked down the aisle to a song from Cinderella because I always say I found my Prince Charming.”


Read the full article in Hello! out now.

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