Several of the dancers have been romantically involved

Strictly Come Dancing pro Alja Skorjanec isn’t concerned about dancing alongside his girlfriend’s exs.

Hot dancer Alja is seeing fellow Strictly star Janette Manrara, 29, who has previously dated two other professionals on the show.

I already knew a lot of the pro dancers, so it made it easier as a newbie,’ says Alja, 23.

Janette actually dated both Pasha [Kovalev] and Artem [Chigvintsev] before me but there’s no awkwardness.

We’re all friends and everyone’s very professional on the show, it’s a great working environment.’

Alja is a favourite to win this year with model Abbey Clancy, 27, while Janette was knocked out in week four with fashion designer Julien Macdonald, 42.

But despite working on the same show, the busy couple often struggle to see each other.

When Janette got a yes for Strictly I was the happiest boyfriend ever because I was sure that we were going to be able to see each other easily, although that’s not exactly been the case,’ says Alja.

Whenever we have the chance to be together we make the most of it.’

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Anna Francis