Aljaz Skorjanec switched off phone as Strictly pro speaks on life with Janette 'Struggles'

Aljaz Skorjanec, 30, who is married to his Strictly co-star Janette Manrara, 37, has opened up about his struggles. It comes as the BBC star revealed he had not had much time off of work during 2019.

Following the coronavirus pandemic last year, Aljaz and his other half were forced to cancel many of their dance tours due to the lockdown restrictions.

In a recent interview, the Strictly star admitted he used the opportunity to shut himself off from the world.

The Latin champion also dished on his home life as he admitted being holed up at home with Janette for months was “interesting”.

“In 2019 I had one week off and it was broken up into days,” Aljaz remarked. “I literally had seven or eight days off in the whole year.”

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In view of her 424,000 followers, Janette penned: “Before the madness begins… HAPPY NEW YEAR TEAM! 2020, a year filled with self-discoveries, new community, and a newfound appreciation for the arts.

“I missed a jam-packed schedule but discovered my soul. I missed my family and friends but made new ones in an online community that kept my days filled with joy.

“And I missed performing live, but found a new appreciation for it all by bringing escapism through our televisions every Saturday night.”

Janette went on to offer a message of hope for 2021.

“We all have learned something about ourselves that we will carry on into 2021,” she wrote.

“But the keyword in that is ‘carry on’. New year, new start, new opportunities to share our light in this world. Thank you all for being my rock on here through such a crazy year.”

The Strictly star added she hoped to see the theatres and art industry to return to normal this year.

Janette accompanied the post with a snap of herself in a corset accompanied with fishnet tights.