The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant has landed a new role apart from the BBC series ‘Can’t Wait.’


The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant has landed a new role apart from the BBC series ‘Can’t Wait.’

Aljaz Skorjanec of STRICTLY COME DANCING has landed a new job away from the ballroom, starring in an upcoming Netflix series.

Since 2013, Aljaz has been a professional dancer on the hit BBC dance competition show Strictly Come Dancing. He and his partner Abbey Clancy won Series 11 together. Aljaz is married to Janette Manrara, a fellow professional who is making a shift in this year’s series by hosting the spin-off show It Takes Two. Aljaz, on the other hand, has reportedly won a role in Netflix’s new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda.

Along with Emma Thompson and Andrea Riseborough, the 31-year-old will star in the remake.

Miss Trunchbull, the nasty teacher, will be played by Emma, 62.

“Aljaz is thrilled to have been cast and can’t wait to get started on set,” a source told The Sun on Sunday.

“It’s a fantastic thing for him to be a part of. He’ll have a very busy few months ahead of him.”

“However, even with the Covid delays, there won’t be any difficulties with his Strictly schedule,” they continued.

Since its London premiere in 2011, the musical adaption of Matilda has been a mainstay on the West End stage.

In 2022, Netflix will allow the new adaption to be watched on its platform.

Filming was supposed to begin lately, however it had to be postponed after a team member tested positive for COVID-19.

Janette recently expressed her displeasure with Aljaz for being compelled to leave their house in order to compete in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Following the successful technique used in 2020 to avoid infection during the ongoing pandemic, contestants and choreographers will be required to construct an isolation “bubble” once again this year.

However, Aljaz will have to segregate himself from Janette, 37. Last month, the Cuban-American dancer discussed it with Gethin Jones on BBC’s Morning Live, admitting she thought it would “strike her” shortly.

She explained, “Aljaz is going in with all the pros in a couple weeks – they’re going to bubble up for four weeks to do the professional group numbers.”

“I’m not going to be there,” she continued regretfully, “and that’s what’s going to hit me the hardest – that I won’t be there.”Brinkwire Summary News”.


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