Aljaz Skorjanec's burnout
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 January 2021
'Strictly Come Dancing' star Aljaz Skorjanec has revealed he suffered burnout after only having one week off in 2019 so he cut off contact with the rest of the world for a full month last year as he needed a break
Aljaz Skorjanec suffered burnout after only having one week off in 2019.
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' star – who is married to fellow dance professional Janette Manrara – revealed he cut off contact with the rest of the world for a full month last year as he needed a break.
Speaking on 'The Power of 10' podcast with Graham Bell, he said: "In 2019 I had one week off and it was broken up into days. I literally had seven or eight days off in the whole year.
"I was really struggling at the end of 2019. So when our tour in 2020 got cancelled I just said, 'I'm going to take this opportunity and do nothing'. So I switched off my phone for a month. I really switched off mentally and physically. The only thing I would do is go for a walk just to get some air."
And Aljaz revealed that the Covid-19 lockdown added a new dynamic to his relationship with Janette.
He said: "Janette and I stayed in this flat for months. We have lived together for 10 years but we've always worked as well.
"So it was interesting to learn the dynamics of the two of us being at home but not doing much."
However, after spending months together during lockdown, the pair were forced to quarantine separately during the most recent series of 'Strictly' due to the show's strict Covid-19 precautions.