BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Janette Manrara says 'how time flies' as she shares 'last' update on daughter

Strictly Come Dancing's Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec with their daughter
-Credit: (Image: Janette Manrara Instagram)

Janette Manrara has shared a 'last update' on her adorable daughter as she addressed time flying since her arrival into the world. The presenter and dancer welcomed her first child with her husband Aljaz Skorjanec in July 2023.

The former Strictly Come Dancing pro dancers announced their daughter Lyra Rose Skorjanec's arrival on July 29 in a social media post featuring a black and white photo showing the family of three for the first time after their bundle of joy arrived via C-section in a London hospital.

They have since been keeping their fans and followers updated on their new lives with their little ones in tow - including playdates with their Strictly pals. And the couple are now preparing to celebrate their daughter Lyra Rose's first birthday next month (July) after celebrating with an early birthday party while in America earlier this month.

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Janette ditched the UK, where she resides in Cheshire, for the USA earlier this month alongside Aljaz and Lyra Rose for their first long-haul trip to visit Janette's family in Miami.

Janette, 40, shared updates from across the pond, including taking Lyra to meet Mickey Mouse for the first time with adorable results and spending time in the iconic parks with her parents and siblings. She later told how they'd pulled themselves away from DisneyWorld and celebrated Lyra's birthday early with her own mermaid-themed bash.

But as Lyra's first birthday is now just around the corner, Janette shared her latest monthly update. Sharing a picture of the 11-month-old tot to Instagram, in which she could be seen wearing a cute bow, the mum-of-one said: "Last monthly birthday celebration before we begin counting the years."

An emotional Janette added, also alongside a video of Lyra energetically crawling: "How time flies! Happy 11th Month Birthday Lyra. Mami and Ati love you more than you’ll ever know." And her fans and followers were quick to respond.

@garrardnina said: "She’ll be walking before her 1st Birthday! Go girl!" @lyniou commented: "She's a little stunner happy 11th month beautiful." @patriciamarylloyd wrote: "Omg how quickly she has grown." @chantelbriody52 replied: "Wow almost 1 years of age. Happy 11 months sweetheart."

@evex.mcclurex shared: "Aww I can’t believe she’s already 11 months time flew by so quickly." @susan.houghton.33821 typed: "Aww little Lyra, can’t believe she is already 11 mths old already !Just a beautiful, happy little girl." added: "Where has that time gone. Such a cutie."