The moment that led Aljaž Škorjanec to quit Strictly as he announces return

A picture of Aljaz Skorjanec

Aljaž Škorjanec previously explained why he felt his time on Strictly had come to a natural end (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Aljaž Škorjanec is returning to Strictly Come Dancing after leaving the BBC juggernaut two years ago, but you may be wondering, why he left in the first place.

He was a fan favourite on the reality show, and was pretty successful over his nine series, even lifting the Glitterball trophy with model Abbey Clancy, so he could have easily carried on but one moment changed things for Aljaž.

The 34-year-old felt his time could be up on Strictly after competing in the 2021 series with Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies, after one conversation in particular.

Each professional dancer is responsible for coming up with their own choreography ideas, music choices, and vision for the entire routine. Having worked on the series for nearly a decade, Aljaž began to find those tasks harder.

‘It took longer to create numbers, it took longer to come up with songs that hadn’t been used, that I hadn’t used,’ he told HELLO!

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‘There was even an instance when I got this great idea; I was in the car… I sent the track to [the] producer saying “Oh my goodness this would be an amazing Argentine Tango, could you please find out for me who has done it, when has it been done…”

Aljaž felt that he left nothing on the dancefloor after his departure (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

‘They call me back in literally two minutes and go, “Are you serious? It was you that did it three years ago…”

‘When those sorts of moments started happening, I was like, you know what, it’s time. And I never ever felt like I left anything on the dance floor.’

With his creative juices running a little dry, he broke Strictly fans’ hearts with an announcement in 2022 calling it a ‘tough decision’ to leave.

He’s back! (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Now that he’s taken some time off he’s ready and raring to go again, and feels more excited than ever.

‘I’m probably more excited now than I was when I first started,’ he stated while appearing on The One Show.

It’s a great year to make his big return as the show is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and so it’s sure to be even more glitzy when it returns to our screens in the autumn.

Janette and Aljaž will be working on the same show together again (Picture: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

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Source:: Metro


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