Serious professional Aljaž Škorjanec has announced that he has quit the BBC show as he follows in the footsteps of his wife Janette Manrara, who has exited the country in 2021.
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Aljaž Škorjanec has announced that he is set to leave the show seriously coming after 9 years on the show as a professional dancer.
The star, who competed against Dragon’s Den’s Sara Davies last year, admitted he made the decision that 2021 would be his last appearance ‘some time ago.’
To pay tribute to his last associates, the rigorous behind-the-scenes team, and his colleagues, Aljaž said he was deeply moved by his passing after nearly a decade.
He also gave a special thanks to his wife Janette Manrara, who is leaving the show in 2021.
“We dated when we started together on the show and we’re husband and wife now,” he told Janette, who went on to host the spin-off It Takes Two.
In a statement released today explaining his decision, Aljaž said: “On a sunny day in May 2013, one phone call changed my life forever!
“It went like this…we wanted to offer you a spot on @bbcstrictly as a professional dancer. A dream come true and it’s the greatest opportunity for With a 23-year-old guy from Slovenia. It doesn’t matter how so many beautiful ballrooms I’ve performed in my playing career, stepping on the sacred floor is something that thrills me. the most ever.
“A little while ago, I made the difficult decision that Seriously 2021 will be my last year. The program has given me the opportunity and freedom to create and express myself in front of millions of people every day. weekend for the past 9 years Love and support I’m from a team of producers second to none.Louise Rainbow, Sarah James, Kim Winston, Jack Gledhill are just a few of the unsung heroes behind after the success of the movie – I am forever grateful to them!
“Being part of a team of professionals who inspire and push you to be better every step of the way is humbling and I will carry that inspiration forever. Each year, the lineup of dancers changes. but one thing remains the same, WE ARE THE BEST!And this is one thing that i know will never change for serious!
“Seriously there’s also the BEST behind-the-scenes team – the makeup, hair, costumes, lighting, sound, props and special effects crews, camera operators… THANKS!
“My beautiful mates – Abbey Clancy, Alison Hammond, Helen George, Daisy Lowe, Kate Silverton, Gemma Atkinson, Emma Weymouth, Clara Amfo and Sara Davies.
“It’s hard to put into words how many good memories we have. I LOVE YOU ALL!
“For me.. from choosing the song, creating the story and choreographing steps, we always worked as a team. Your talents and selflessness know no bounds. We dated when started together on the show and now we’re husband and wife We get to perform with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, BBC Symphony Orchestra.. moments I will cherish forever in my heart. I LOVE YOU!
“And lastly, thank you, Serious followers who have treated me well all these years. Any kind comments, votes, messages are never ignored. You guys are the reason. that we all do it, thank you! ”
Aljaž ended his message by revealing his plans for the future.
“I have a lot of exciting stuff planned and I’ll fill you in soon. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/breaking-alja-korjanec-quits-strictly-26572877 Aljaž Škorjanec quits Strictly dancing after nine years with emotional statement