Strictly’s Janette Manara devastated as husband Aljaz falls ill and they’re forced to cancel show | The Sun

STRICTLY star Janette Manara has revealed how gutted she is after her husband Aljaž Škorjanec's illness has forced them to cancel their show.

The married couple, who are best known for showing off their dance skills on the BBC One show, are currently starring in A Christmas To Remember Aljaž and Janette.


Janette, 39, and Aljaž, 32, started the shows back on November 25 in Portsmouth.

The two were supposed to perform at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast yesterday evening, but had to cancel last minute.

Janette told her 504k followers on Instagram: "To our Belfast fans, am I am sure you have seen by now, we are devastated that we have to cancer tonight's show in Belfast.

"We were so excited to come to perform for you but unfortunately Aljaz is unwell and doctors have advised him not to travel or perform.

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"We are working on a new date for Belfast so please retain your ticket for the new date or request a refund from your point of purchase.

"We are so sorry but hope to see you very soon!"

She captioned the post: "We are truly heartbroken to not be dancing tonight, but @aljazskorjanec health is important.

"With a heavy heart, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused 🤍."

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It is not known what is wrong with Aljaž.

The pair have already performed in Portsmouth, Nottingham, Manchester, Southend, and Brighton.

They are still yet to show off their moves in Bath, Birmingham, Blackpool, London, Cardiff and Glasgow.

The shows wrap up on Sunday 18 December up north in Newcastle.

Speaking about the shows, Janette said: "We want to invite everybody to join us for the classiest, sparkliest Christmas party that you will have ever been invited to.

"We will be going on a magical journey, celebrating the twelve days leading up to Christmas, with some great songs and fabulous routines, with our amazing cast of singers and dancers.” 

Aljaž added: "We will be sharing our childhood Christmas stories, exploring what we both love most about this special time of the year.

"We will be making merry and dancing with all the joy of what Christmas is truly all about."

The couple, who met in 2010, tied the knot in 2017.

Janette joined Strictly in 2013 as a pro dancer, but decided to leave the programme in 2021.

She now hosts the show's spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two and BBC's Morning Live.

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Meanwhile Aljaž decided to quit earlier this year in March after also starting in 2013.



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