Strictly's favourite dancing couple reveal what their favourite thing to do on date night is and it's not what you'd expect...

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers, Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara have been dating for over fours years and announced their engagement back in August, proving that the ‘Strictly Curse’ isn’t all that true.

Aww, how cute!


However, the pair have also opened up about how they spend their evenings outside of the rehearsal studios and it’s not at all what we expected from the energetic couple!

In an interview with TV Times, Janette said, ‘In our lives, every night is a date night! We don’t really get out much during the show but we love coming home, making dinner together and then sitting on the sofa watching TV.’

She added: ‘We enjoy Gogglebox, especially when they’re watching Strictly – it’s funny to see the reactions. Aljaž and I joke that we’re going to appear on a celebrity version someday!’

Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re SUPER excited to see Miranda Hart, Jamie Dornan and Nick Frost on tonight’s Gogglebox special but we’d love to see Janette and Aljaž watching from their sofa too!

While the hot dancer said that he’s never seen Call the Midwife (the programme his current Strictly dance partner – Helen [George] plays Trixie in), he reckons he’ll be ‘its number one fan very soon’!

We think it’d be great to see Aljaž AND our favourite funny woman, Miranda Hart sat together watching Helen on Call the Midwife! How confusing/funny would that be?!

Aljaž also admitted that his favourite programmes to watch were educational ones.

He said, ‘I love Eggheads and Pointless.  I feel really educated by quiz shows. I like to believe I’m good at them, even though I can only answer questions on certain subjects.’



Emily Thornhill