Having triumphed in 2015 'Strictly' final with her partner Jay McGuiness, Aliona announced that it would be her final series.
The 31 year old announced the news via Twitter on Monday evening (December 21st), less than 24 hours after scooping the grand prize in Sunday night’s final. She revealed that she had gone into the latest series having already “decided [it] would… be [her] last one”.
Vilani with her 'Strictly' partner Jay McGuiness
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The singer and programme professional Aliona Vilani lifted the glitterball trophy at the weekend
The Strictly relationship curse is a well-known aside to the popular BBC1 dance competition that has seen many romances between partners form and many existing couples crumble. This year’s winners - Jay McGuiness and his professional partner Aliona Vilani - are feeling the pressure of questions surrounding their partnership with the former boyband star declaring the pair are "just friends".
More than professional partners?
Vilani - who has been married for just over a year - and McGuiness set tongues wagging when a collection of intimate photographs of the two surfaced following their Saturday night success.
Continue reading: Strictly Winner Jay Insists He And Dance Partner Are "Just Friends"
Singing star Jay McGuiness has been announced as the latest Strictly Come Dancing contestant
This year Strictly Come Dancing is showing off more than just a few dance skills as the show continues to dangle and drip feed its celebrity contestants as it becomes determined to build up nervous excitement and anticipation among its audience.
The Wanted star needs to perfect his waltz for his upcoming stint on Strictly
The latest line up announcement is singer Jay McGuiness from The Wanted who will be hoping to cha-cha his way into our Christmas countdown hearts.
Continue reading: Jay Is Wanted On The Strictly Dance Floor
Jay McGuiness has shaved off an entire side of his head and Max George threw the cut locks into a packed audience with one lucky fan collecting the souvenir.
McGuiness stood out from the band for his long, flowing locks but not anymore as he now only sports one side of whisky curls and debuted the new look at the SD2 Festival in Brighton, England on September 29th 2013.
Fellow band mate Max George, who is the proud owner of no hair, didn't want his friends curly locks go to waste and came up with the strange idea to give them to a fan.
Jay McGuiness - Key 103 Summer Time Ball at the Manchester Arena. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 29th July 2013
Reality stars of the E! network and others arrive at the 2013 E! Upfront Presentation in New York. Among them are Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness of boyband The Wanted; 'Fashion Police' star Kelly Osbourne, and 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest.
It was a good night for The Wanted fans who happened to be huddled next to the platform where the band were performing their hit song 'Glad You Came' at the 2013 E! Upfront Presentation. Jay McGuiness, Max George, Tom Parker and Siva Kaneswaran were all there, though Nathan Sykes was decidedly missing, presumably recovering from his recent throat surgery. Max offers his microphone to some fans nearby who promptly begin singing, while Jay pulls up a delighted girl from the crowd and gives her a brief dance before helping her back down.
Date of birth
24th July, 1990