Alex Jones suffers on air blunder as she congratulates Strictly’s Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec on ‘baby news’

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Alex Jones suffered an awkward blunder as she congratulated Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec on their "baby news" — despite them not expecting a child.

Strictly Come Dancing professionals and married couple Janette, 37, and Aljaž, 30, appeared on The One Show on Monday evening as Alex admitted her mistake.

The 43 year old, who was co-hosting the show alongside Jermaine Jenas, spoke to the dancers at the top of the show when she made the mistake.

She said: "Now then, Aljaž and Janette, I apologise in advance, but last week all I saw, because I kind of skim read, was 'baby news, Aljaž and Janette'.

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"I was like, 'Oh, they're having a baby! That's lovely news, but you're not having a baby, they tell me?," she asked as Janette fell into fits of laughter.

Aljaž explained: "No, my little sister, she just gave birth to our beautiful little niece, Tisa, so that's the baby news."

However, retired footballer Jermaine, 37, stepped in to make the scenario even more embarrassing for the Welsh beauty as he left her to admit she'd gone even further with her theory.

"You've not quite told them the full story, have you?," he teased, to which Alex replied: "Well…

"Well, I sent a little message to say congratulations, which would have been okay because that still makes sense because of your sister.

"But I was like, 'Oh my God! Is Janette going to do Strictly? How is it going to work?' I mean, I was way ahead."

Alex and Jermaine's other guest, mum-of-three Emma Willis, then chimed in to give her advice to the couple, joking: "Avoid it at all costs.

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"Babies are amazing, but homeschooling is just… teachers are amazing, they're my heroes at the minute because I can't do it."

Aljaž announced the news he had been delivered of a niece last week in a touching Instagram post showing the newborn's hand.

He wrote to his 470,000 followers: "I am an UNCLE!! Again!! Welcome little Tisa. I can’t wait to meet you. I hope soon."

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Janette also announced her sister-in-law's happy news to her own 434,000 followers, writing: "Can finally share the news…..

"@aljazskorjanec and I are #AuntieAndUncle again to our second beautiful little niece, Tisa!

"Hello precious little thing! I hope things get better soon so we can come meet you and be able to hold you in our arms! I cannot wait!"

The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC One.

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