Gemma Atkinson’s Heartwarming Reunion: Baby Thiago Meets ‘Future Dance Partner’ Lyra in Strictly Showdown, Leaving Fans Ecstatic!


Strictly Babies Unite: Gemma Atkinson’s Heartwarming Reunion with Aljaz Skorjanec and their Little Ones

Strictly Come Dancing alums Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec melted hearts on Tuesday as they reunited with their adorable baby children, Thiago and Lyra. Gemma, who welcomed her son Thiago in July with fiancé Gorka Marquez, and Aljaz, who, along with wife Janette Manrara, welcomed their baby daughter Lyra later in the same month, had a heartwarming meet-up at Pot Kettle Black, a brunch restaurant in Manchester.

A Joyful Meeting of Little Ones

Thiago and Lyra looked at each other with curiosity and wonder as their parents doted on them. Janette and Gemma captured this special moment in a series of beautiful snaps, showcasing the blossoming friendship between their little ones. The new parents, along with another friend, enjoyed a delightful meal together, cherishing this precious time as a group.

Dancing Partners in the Making

Gemma couldn’t help but share her excitement about Thiago and Lyra possibly becoming dance partners in the future. In her playful caption on Instagram, she jokingly claimed that all their dance skills would be inherited from her. Fans couldn’t get enough of the heartwarming interaction between the babies, expressing their delight and envisioning a future of little dancers.

A Wishful Partner

While Gorka, Gemma’s fiancé, is currently busy training for the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing, he expressed his longing to be present during this special moment with a tearful face emoji and commented, “Wish I was there”. The heartfelt sentiment resonated with fans who appreciated Gorka’s dedication and love for his family.

A Bright Future Ahead

Janette, who recently became a proud mom to Lyra, will soon have some extended time away from her daughter as she joins new co-host Fleur East for Strictly: It Takes Two. However, she assured fans that Aljaz would step in and take care of daddy duties, and if needed, she would bring Lyra to work with her. With his experience of taking care of his young nieces in Slovenia, Aljaz is ready to embrace the role of daddy daycare.

Inspiring Working Moms

Janette worked throughout her pregnancy, and she hopes to inspire women who choose to continue their careers while expecting. Sharing her positive experience, she emphasized that pregnancy doesn’t have to limit a woman’s ambitions and dreams. She acknowledged that while some pregnancies may come with challenges, it’s essential to share stories of empowering experiences, proving that women can thrive both personally and professionally during this phase of their lives.

A Glimpse into the Future

During a separate interview, Aljaz hinted that he and Janette might follow in Gemma and Gorka’s footsteps and expand their family further. He expressed his excitement about the future and already started contemplating the possibility of having a second child, as Janette continues her recovery. Aljaz’s optimistic outlook and his humorous remark about keeping the baby bottles “just in case” warmed the hearts of their fans.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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