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Strictly dancers Aljaž and Janette engaged

Strictly Come Dancing professional Aljaž Škorjanec has proposed to fellow dancer Janette Manrara.

The dancers have featured on the hit BBC One dance competition for the past two series. They have been dating for four years and on Thursday evening, the 25-year-old Slovenian popped the question to his American girlfriend.

"I said "YES"(sic)" she captioned a photograph on Twitter.

In the shot, the brunette can be seen with a shocked expression on her face while holding her left hand up to her face to show off her diamond. In her other hand, she's holding a plate with the word Congratulations written on it while her new fiancé sits next to her with a big grin on his face. It seems he proposed at one of London's sky high restaurants as the bright lights of the city can be seen out of the window below them.

Aljaž echoed the sentiment, posting on his own Twitter account, "She said 'YES!' (sic)"

The couple are back in the capital ahead of the next series of Strictly starting. While neither dancer knows which celebrity they have been partnered with yet, the line-up has begun to be announced.

This week it was revealed journalist and author Jeremy Vine was the first contestant, followed by Ready Steady Cook host and chef Ainsley Harriott and EastEnders actress Kellie Bright. On Thursday, former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote was revealed as the fourth addition to the cast.

In previous series, Janette was partnered with fashion designer Julien Macdonald and last year she made it to the semi-finals with EastEnders actor Jake Wood. Meanwhile Aljaž won during his debut season with model Abbey Clancy and partnered This Morning presenter Alison Hammond last year.

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