Aljaž Skorjanec

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Aljaž Škorjanec
Born (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 27)
Ptuj, Slovenia
Occupation Dancer, choreographer
Spouse(s) Janette Manrara (m. 2017)

Aljaž Škorjanec (born 19 February 1990) is a Slovenian dancer and choreographer who has appeared on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer.

Early life[edit]

Aljaz Skorjanec was born in Ptuj, Slovenia. He is a 19-time Slovenian champion in Ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance.[1]

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

In 2013, he featured in Series 11 of the BBC One hit show Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Abbey Clancy. On 16 November 2013, they received their first "10s" of the competition, during "Blackpool week" when they performed their Quickstep. On 30 November 2013, they became the first couple that year to score a perfect "40", during Musicals Week. On 21 December 2013, they became the 11th winners of the competition. He was the fourth pro dancer to win the show in his first series of Strictly Come Dancing.

He currently stars in Burn the Floor with some other Strictly Come Dancing professionals. In 2014, Škorjanec returned for the twelfth series. He was partnered with "This Morning" reporter, Alison Hammond, they were the sixth couple to be eliminated from the competition. He also returned to the show in 2015, and was partnered with Call the Midwife actress Helen George. In 2016, he returned to the show once again, and was partnered with fashion model Daisy Lowe.

Series Partner Place
11 Abbey Clancy 1st
12 Alison Hammond 10th
13 Helen George 6th
14 Daisy Lowe 8th
15 Gemma Atkinson TBA


Abbey Clancy[edit]

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Bussell Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz / "Kissing You" 8 8 8 8 32 None
2 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Let's Get Loud" 7 7 8 8 30 Safe
3 Jive / "Can't Buy Me Love" 6 7 8 7 28 Safe
4 Tango / "Spectrum" 9 8 9 9 35 Safe
5 Foxtrot / "Dear Darlin'" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
6 Rumba / "Stay" 8 8 9 9 34 Bottom two
7 Charleston / "Cabaret" 9 9 9 9 36 Safe
8 Quickstep / "Walking on Sunshine" 7 10 10 10 37 Safe
9 Paso Doble / "You've Got the Love" 8 8 8 8 32 Safe
10 Salsa / "You Should Be Dancing" 10 10 10 10 40 Safe
11 Viennese Waltz / "Delilah" 9 9 9 10 37 Safe
Swing-a-thon / "Do You Love Me" Awarded 3 extra points 40
12 Samba / "Faith" 9 10 10 10 39 Safe
American Smooth / "Sweet Caroline" 9 10 10 10 39
13 Waltz / "Kissing You" 10 10 10 10 40 Winners
Showdance / "Sweet Child o' Mine" 9 10 9 10 38
Quickstep / "Walking on Sunshine" 9 10 9 10 38

Alison Hammond[edit]

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Revel Horwood Bussell Osmond Goodman Tonioli Total
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "I'm Every Woman" 6 6 7 7 26 None
2 Foxtrot / "I Just Want to Make Love to You" 5 5 6 6 22 Safe
3 Jive / "Footloose" 4 5 7 6 6 28 Safe
4 Samba / "Bootylicious" 6 7 7 7 27 Safe
5 Tango / "Addicted to You" 5 6 6 6 23 Safe
6 American Smooth / "Wuthering Heights" 5 7 7 7 26 Bottom two
7 Charleston / "Friend Like Me" 6 7 7 7 27 Eliminated
  • Note: Donny Osmond was a guest judge for the third week

Helen George[edit]

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Bussell Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz / "With You I'm Born Again" 7 7 7 8 29 None
2 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Uptown Girl" 7 7 7 8 29 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "I Wanna Be Loved by You" 8 8 8 8 32 Safe
4 Salsa / "Dr. Beat" 8 8 8 8 32 Safe
5 Quickstep / "You Can't Hurry Love" 9 9 8 9 35 Safe
6 Samba / "Take Your Mama" 8 9 8 9 34 Safe
7 Rumba / "Hello" 8 8 7 8 31 Safe
8 Tango / "Hold Back the River" 8 9 8 9 34 Safe
9 Charleston/ Anything Goes 8 9 8 9 34 Safe
10 Viennese Waltz/ At Last 9 10 10 10 39 Safe
Quickstep-a-Thon / Sing, Sing, Sing Awarded 7 extra points 46
11 Paso Doble / "At The End of The Day" 8 8 9 9 34 Eliminated

Daisy Lowe[edit]

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Bussell Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz / "Unforgettable" 7 8 9 8 32 None
2 Cha-cha-cha / "Forget You" 7 8 7 8 30 Safe
3 Quickstep / "A Spoonful of Sugar" 7 8 8 8 31 Safe
4 Rumba / "Careless Whisper" 7 8 8 8 31 Safe
5 Charleston / "Happy Feet" 8 8 8 8 32 Bottom two
6 Paso Doble / "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" 8 8 8 9 33 Bottom two
7 Viennese Waltz / "Daisy Bell" 8 8 9 9 34 Safe
8 Salsa / "Groove is in the Heart" 7 8 8 8 31 Eliminated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aljaž Skorjanec". BBC. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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