FAN favourite Aljz Skorjanec has become a well known face on Strictly Come Dancing since he joined the show in 2013.
The chiselled dancer is married to his co-star Janette Manara.
Who is Aljaz Skorjanec?
Aljaz is a 31-year-old-professional dancer from Slovenia.
He was born in Ptuj and after starting to dance at the age of five, went on to become a 19-time Slovenian champion in Ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance.
Aljaz joined Strictly in 2013 and in that very same year he won with partner Abbey Clancy.
He's has also appeared in Slovenia's Dancing With The Stars.
Aljaz has a 465,000 following on Instagram.
His large fan base means he can demand decent money for his brand posts on social media, earning approximately £1,062.22 per post.
Every Strictly professional dancer gets a flat fee of £50,000 to appear on the show.
How long have Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara been married?
Aljaz is married to fellow professional dancer Janette Manara, who hails from Miami, Florida.
She also acts as a pro partner on Strictly Come Dancing after joining in 2013 at the same time as Aljaz.
The pair had an astonishing three weddings in various locations, including Slovenia and Disneyland, when they married in the summer of 2017.
They had been together for six years before tying the knot.
Janette Manrara recently revealed her and husband Aljaz Skorjanec's surprising wedding vow that keeps the "magic" in their relationship.
Janette admitted: "One of Aljaz's wedding vows was: 'I swear to take you to Disney once a year!' – I've definitely gone once every year of my life except for last year obviously because everything was shut."
The pair also shared steamy snaps in a London spa as they celebrated their third wedding anniversary.
What has Aljaz Skorjanec said about the Strictly curse?
The infamous Strictly curse is the least of Aljaz's concern, as he has insisted dance is just "acting" and "passion is manufactured".
The couple admitted that they were hit by the Strictly curse in reverse, crediting the show for rescuing their relationship.
Miami pocket rocket Janette says their romance hit the skids in 2013 when she was due to go back to the US and Aljaž to his home country of Slovenia, only for Strictly to offer them both jobs.
Janette says: “Strictly Come Dancing, it saved us. It saved us really, in every way.
"Aljaz and I were at a point in our relationship where he was going to possibly have to move back to Slovenia and I was going back to Los Angeles, and we were going to try the long-distance thing and see what happened.
“So when we got that phone call to come and join Strictly it didn’t only give us stability workwise, it saved our relationship.”
Janette added: “We got engaged on Strictly, we got married while being on Strictly. For us it’s always been the biggest Strictly blessing instead of a Strictly curse, and we owe everything to the show really.”
Speaking to News and Star, Aljaz previously said: "If your relationship at home is secure, you have nothing to worry about."
He went on to vent about how all the hard work that goes into perfecting a dance routine is often overshadowed by speculating on a particular couple’s relationship away from the show.
Do Strictly's Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara have children?
Jannette and Aljaz delayed their baby plans for a year as they signed up for Strictly 2021.
The professional couple originally planned to have a baby this year after realising there was no "perfect time".
Speaking to Hello! magazine, she said: "We always wanted to have a baby, but 2020 has definitely made me say to myself: 'You know what, Janette, it's never going to be the perfect time but it's always going to be the right time'.
As a woman who's a dancer, my body is my job so it's scary to make that decision about the perfect time to start a family.
"I always thought there would be a perfect month and year, but what 2020 has made me realise is that perfect time is never going to come along."
Who is Aljaz Škorjanec's Strictly 2021 partner?
Strictly Come Dancing's latest celebrities will be paired with their professional partners during the launch show on tonight.
The 15 celebrities, who include Olympian Adam Peaty, rugby star Ugo Monye and TV presenter Judi Love, will make their debut on the dancefloor during a group number in tonight's launch show at 7.45pm.
Also competing will be EastEnders actress Nina Wadia, TV presenter AJ Odudu, Dragons' Den investor Sara Davies, McFly star Tom Fletcher, Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn, TV presenter Tilly Ramsay, comedian Robert Webb, CBBC host Rhys Stephenson and actor Greg Wise.
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis will be the first deaf contestant to appear in the series.
Meanwhile, Dan Walker revealed he was taken to A&E after bumping his head.
The TV presenter, 44, has been training for the BBC show ahead of tonight's launch show, and said he hit his head on a "big glass window" on Thursday and was taken to hospital a day later after "feeling a little wobbly".
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