Happy birthday, Aljaz Skorjanec! The Strictly Come Dancing star is celebrating his 30th birthday, and to mark the landmark occasion, his wife Janette Manrara shared a sweet throwback photo of Aljaz on her Instagram account. The picture sees a young Aljaz smartly dressed in a black pinstripe suit and bowtie, with a serious expression on his face as he poses for the camera. Alongside the image, Janette, 36, wrote: "Happy 30th Birthday my love! You mean the world to me and more! Here's to our future together and the many more exciting things to come! I love you!!!" Aljaz also celebrated his special day on Instagram. He shared a picture showing him working out with a skipping rope in a grey tracksuit. "That's it… I am 30… wow," he wrote.
Janette Manrara shared a throwback photo to celebrate Aljaz's 30th birthday
The pro dancer was quickly inundated with birthday messages from his fans and famous friends. "Haha welcome to the 30s club," wrote fellow Strictly star Neil Jones, while Emma Barton, Motsi Mabuse and Kimberley Walsh also sent their well wishes. Stacey Dooley meanwhile joked: "Strong loungewear."
Janette will no doubt have something special arranged for Aljaz's 30th on Wednesday, following their big celebrations with the Strictly cast over the weekend. The couple have been married since July 2017 after a two-year engagement, and are clearly head over heels in love. As one of the last remaining Strictly couples who are still married, they recently opened up about the so-called 'Strictly curse'. "Strictly changed our lives," Janette told Weekend Magazine. "People talk of the 'Strictly Curse', but we see it as a blessing.
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"It's where we fell in love. I think people like that we're a real couple. And so many strong relationships have come out of the show." Referencing other stars who have found love on the dancefloor, she added: "Look at Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson, Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev, and Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell. Why focus on the negatives?"