'The One Show' presenter Alex Jones confesses awkward baby blunder with 'Strictly' couple

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Alex Jones has confessed her embarrassment after she congratulated Strictly Come Dancing stars Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec for having a baby - when they haven't.

The One Show presenter - who competed in Strictly in 2011 - revealed the awkward mistake she made after "skim-reading" social media, when the professional dancing couple appeared on the BBC show together.

Jones admitted: "Last week, all I saw - because I sort of skim-read - was 'baby news, Aljaž and Janette!' and I was like: 'Oh they're having a baby, that's lovely news.' But you're not having a baby, they tell me?"

Alex Jones delivers a tribute to 'The One Show' team member Charlie Mott. (BBC)
Alex Jones confessed the awkward blunder live on 'The Ones Show'. (BBC)

She added: "I sent a little message saying congratulations, which would have been okay as it still makes sense with the sister… But I was like: 'Oh my God, is Janette going to do Strictly? How will it work?'

"I was way ahead - slightly awkward!"

Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec pose for photographers upon arrival at the National Lottery Stars 2015 event in London, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Alex Jones congratulated Strictly couple Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec for having a baby - but they haven't. (AP)

Skorjanec explained: "No, my little sister gave birth to a beautiful little niece so that's the baby news."

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The 30-year-old dancer had posted on Instagram a picture of a newborn baby's hand, captioned: "I am a UNCLE! Again!"

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But Manrara, 32, admitted she and Skorjanec do hope to start a family together.

She told Jones: "We always wanted to have a baby, but 2020 has definitely made me say to myself: 'You know what, Janette, it's never going to be the perfect time but it's always going to be the right time'.

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"As a woman who's a dancer, my body is my job so it's scary to make that decision about the perfect time to start a family.

"I always thought there would be a perfect month and year, but what 2020 has made me realise is that perfect time is never going to come along."

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