Saturday 21 April 2018

Dancers dismiss Strictly 'curse' to plan wedding

Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec are planning to wed next year
Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec are planning to wed next year

Strictly Come Dancing professional Janette Manrara has dismissed the show's "curse" as she plans her wedding to fellow pro dancer Aljaz Skorjanec.

The so-called "curse" has seen marriages and relationships ruined when celebrities fall for their dance partners on the popular BBC One dancing show.

But speaking to Hello! magazine, Manrara said: "We don't think about it much. What happens in relationships has nothing to do with Strictly.

"It's down to individuals: if they want to do something, they will."

The engaged couple have both seen their Strictly journey end early in the show's 14th series with Manrara crashing out in week two alongside celebrity partner Melvin Odoom.

Meanwhile Skorjanec and model Daisy Lowe left the show in week eight after losing in the dance off to Olympic gold-medallist Greg Rutherford and partner Natalie Lowe.

The pair are set to tie the knot in 2017 but Manrara revealed she is yet to pick out a dress for the big day.

"We're on the verge of finalising the venue and are about to compile our guest list. A s for my wedding dress, I haven't even looked for one yet.

"I still don't know what I want."

Skorjanec said his future wife can have anything she likes for the wedding, adding: "Whatever Janette wears on our wedding day, she will look beautiful. And whatever Janette likes, Janette can have."

:: The latest issue of Hello! is out now.

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