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Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaž Škorjanec responds to wife Janette Manrara's exit and new It Takes Two job

"Beyond Happy for you!!!"

Strictly Come Dancing professional Aljaž Škorjanec has said that he is "beyond happy" for wife Janette Manrara following her big news.

Yesterday (June 10), it was confirmed that Janette is retiring as a pro from the main show, and will be taking over from Zoe Ball as co-host on spin-off It Takes Two with Rylan Clark-Neal.

Taking to his Instagram page, Aljaž shared a picture of his wife as he glowingly wrote: "My @jmanrara is the new host of #strictlyittakestwo with @rylan.

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"Beyond Happy for you!!! Can't wait to sit on that sofa... @bbcstrictly Ps. 'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them'- Walt Disney."

In response, Janette wrote a simple "I love you". N'aww.

Aljaž also took to his Instagram Stories as he shared his reaction to her announcement on The One Show, saying he was "so proud".

Announcing her new role, Janette explained: "One of my favourite parts of doing Strictly has always been to sit down on that couch and just chat away. it's the most fun.

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"I remember meeting Zoe, gosh that was eight years ago now when I did the first It Takes Two sit-down. [I was] thinking, 'This is the coolest job ever. You get to sit down, talk about dancing, make people feel good and celebrate their successes on the show.'

"I did say, 'One day I would love to do that,' and it's here! Here we are!"

Janette went on to admit that the "hardest part" had been walking away from actively competing on the main show as a dancer.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One. It's due to return later in 2021.


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