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Friday 18th October 2019

Strictly's Aljaz Skorjanec sends heartfelt birthday message to sister

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Pro dancer Aljaz Skorjanec is a firm favourite on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Slovenian regularly posts updates onto Instagram that show candid family shots.

Now Aljaz, 29, has delighted fans by sending a heartfelt birthday message to his sister Lara.

Happy bday to the best little sister in the world!! @laraljubic.

Strictly's Aljaz and his sister Lara (Credit: Instagram)

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Aljaz, married to fellow Strictly dancer Janette Manrara, shared a heartfelt birthday tribute to Lara.

He captioned the image: "Happy bday to the best little sister in the world!! @laraljubic"

Aljaz was later seen Facetiming Lara, who lives in Slovenia.

The siblings often spend time together.

When Lara visited her brother back in July, she shared a heartfelt message to her followers: "23 years ago, when @aljazskorjanec took his first dance lessons, I wanted to dance, just like he does.

"He was and he still is my idol and inspiration.

"Those loud heartbeats and very loud screaming is just a little bit of what I felt when I saw how he dances for people every day and how people love him! Dear brother, I love you!"

Emma and Alijaz were emotional about their song choice (Credit: This Morning)

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Aljaz, who's dancing with Viscountess Emma Weymouth in this year's series, appeared on This Morning ahead of their successful Movie Week dance.

Dancing the foxtrot to the theme from the Downton Abbey movie, they revealed they were emotional the first time they found out.

Aljaz revealed: "It's beautiful music – the theme tune to Downton Abbey – it's so powerful. We actually cried when we heard it for the first time."

The couple were awarded 28 points, and were fifth on the leader board.

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