Strictly pro discussions are changing owing to BBC constraints “We can’t wear it,” says Aljaz Skorjanec.
ALJAZ SKORJANEC has spoken out about how BBC restrictions impacted him and his wife Janette Manrara during his time as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
Aljaz Skorjanec, 31, of Strictly Come Dancing, has revealed how the BBC’s rigorous impartiality standards have influenced his clothing, even when he is not working for the television. Due to BBC standards, the dancer said that he prefers to wear plain black clothing with no branding.
According to the BBC, all personnel must avoid wearing apparel with on-screen logos so that the broadcaster does not appear to be endorsing any one company.
On their Twist and Shout podcast, Aljaz brought up the topic when speaking with fashion designer Julien Macdonald, 50, and his wife, fellow Strictly pro Janette Manrara, 37.
When asked how Strictly influences his wardrobe choices, Aljaz responded, “I’m simply very basic when it comes to clothing.”
“I noticed that when I open my closet, everything is black.”
Janette, his other half, said, “Yeah and jeans.”
“It’s just all black now, I just have a couple of colorful things,” Aljaz continued.
“However, I think throughout time, because I feel like with work, I try not to wear any branding or logos because we can’t wear it and we can’t officially promote it, I try not to wear any branding or logos.
“As a result, I tend to stick to the basic colors.”
“However, I usually say I’m going to get a white T-shirt, but I always wind up buying a black T-shirt,” he continued.
“Now I’m stuck with a bunch of black T-shirts!”
Janette agreed with her husband, but said that she tries to brighten up her training room attire as much as possible while adhering to BBC standards.
“Myself and my former Strictly partner Julien, we have a lot of black rehearsal attire, and trackies, and jumpers,” she informed Julien.
“However, I try to be a little more daring.
She remarked, “I like wearing colors that pop a little bit more.”
It comes after the Slovenian dancer confessed that going on the spin-off show It Takes Two was his biggest anxiety about appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.
“My biggest anxiety – of the whole job – was It Takes Two,” the ballroom and Latin dancer stated.
“It was extremely nerve-wracking for me to have a ten-minute interview once a week.”
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