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20th Feb 2023

Strictly’s Janette Manrara gets pregnant just before starting IVF

Kat O'Connor

Baby joy for the Strictly stars.

Strictly Come Dancing stars Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec are expecting their first child together.

The dancers confirmed Janette is pregnant after years of struggling to conceive.

They confirmed their special news in an interview with Hello!

Janette, who now hosts It Takes Two, stepped away from Strictly to start a family.

The Strictly professionals were due to start IVF this year but found out they were expecting in December.

Janette and Aljaž’s baby is due in the summer.

They cried and hugged when they found out Janette was pregnant.

Janette explained that they thought IVF would be their next step. They hadn’t been using protection for the last few years, but Janette said: “nothing was happening”.

The Strictly stars have been trying for a baby for years, but things didn’t work out as they planned.

The dancers said they feel incredibly lucky now that they’re finally going to become parents.

“I was overwhelmed with emotion because it was real. There really was a little human being growing inside me,” mum-to-be Janette said.

Huge congratulations to the Strictly Come Dancing stars.

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