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

27 October 2018, 16:13 | Updated: 27 October 2018, 16:21

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By Tom Eames

Strictly Come Dancing is back for its 16th series in 2018!

Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Who's 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 28th birthday in 2018.

    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
    Picture: PA

    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