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Stars from the world ofStrictly Come Dancing have been congratulating former professionalsJanette Manrara andAljaž Škorjanec following the news thatthey have welcomed their first baby into the world.
The pair,who have been married since 2017, revealed that they had become parents for the first time in a heartwarming Instagram post shared online earlier today (29 July).
Announcing their new arrival, the pair shared a black and white snap of themselves beaming from ear to ear while Janette held their newborn and shared that they were now parents to a baby girl named Lyra Rose.
Alongside the adorable photograph, they wrote: “Lyra Rose Skorjanec July 28, 2023” alongside a rose emoji.
Following the happy announcement, the pair’s friends and former Strictly Come Dancing stars flooded their Instagram comments with messages of love and praise for the new parents -who first shared their pregnancy news back in February.
Among those who have expressed their congratulations for the pair are fellow Strictly coupleGemma Atkinson andGorka Márquez,who became parents for the second time just days ago.
“Just wonderful,” wrote Gemma alongside a rose and red heart emoji. Gorka on the other hand commented with three heart eye emojis as well as the phrase “so gorgeous!!!” before ending the comment with some more emojis.
Meanwhile, Jeanette’s former Strictly celebrity dance party Dr Ranj wrote: “Awwww congratulations my loves!” alongside a red heart emoji.
Aljaž’s last ever Strictly partnerSara Davies commented: “Beyond gorgeous! You’re all looking amazing and Lyra is just beautiful!”
Professional dancersDianne Buswell andGraziano Di Prima also showed their support, with Dianne positing four heart emojis and the message: “yay so so exciting”. “Congratulations darlings,” added Graziano alongside three heart eye emojis.
Elsewhere, soap starLisa Riley, who appeared on the BBC One show back in 2012, shared a sweet message with baby Lyra. “CONGRATULATIONS….little Lyra one thing is for sure, with your beautiful Mum and Dad you will be loved, loved and loved some more,” she wrote.
The sentiment was also echoed by 2014 Strictly contestantJake Wood, who made it to the semi-final with Janette. He wrote: “Welcome to the world Lyra!!! You have chosen amazing parents”.
Meanwhile, other celebrities and Strictly professionals including Tyler West, Katya Jones, James Jordan and Ashley Roberts all added their own heartfelt messages, and former judge Arlene Phillips celebrated the pair for the “years of joy ahead”.
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