Aljaž Škorjanec: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer?

6 September 2019, 14:11 | Updated: 6 September 2019, 14:16

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By Tom Eames

Strictly Come Dancing is back once again for another thrilling series in 2019.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Meet all the celebs taking part

Aljaž Škorjanec is one of the many returning professional dancers, and here is a handy guide to the talented star.

  1. Who is Aljaž Škorjanec?

    Aljaž Škorjanec is a professional dancer, who was born in Ptuj, Slovenia on February 19, 1990. He celebrated his 29th birthday in 2019.

    He is a 19-time Slovenian champion in Ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance.

    He joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, and won his very first series with model Abbey Clancy.

    Aljaž has since partnered with Alison Hammond, Helen George, Daisy Lowe and Gemma Atkinson.

  2. Aljaž Škorjanec wife: Is he married?

    Alijaz and Janette
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    He is indeed!

    In fact, in 2017 he married fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Janette Manrara. They became engaged two years previously.

    The couple often stage their own joint tours, including 2018's Remembering Tour.

  3. Aljaž Škorjanec height: How tall is he?

    Aljaž is 6ft tall exactly, according to

    This makes him a fall foot taller than his wife Janette!

Meet all the Strictly professional dancers:

- AJ Pritchard
- Alijaz Skorjanec
- Amy Dowden
- Anton du Beke
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Janette Manrara
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Clifton
- Katya Jones
- Kevin Clifton
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Oti Mabuse
- Pasha Kovalev