Aljaž Škorjanec has become an uncle, after his sister gave birth to a baby girl.

Aljaž Škorjanec's Twitter post (c)

Aljaž Škorjanec's Twitter post (c)

The 28-year-old 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional - who is married to fellow dancer Janette Manrara - is now a proud uncle to his baby niece Zala, after his sister Lara Skorjanec and her partner Nejc Ljubič welcomed their first child into the world.

Alijaz confirmed the news on Twitter with a picture of the newborn tot, dubbing her birth as the "best day ever".

He wrote: "Welcome to the world little Zala! Best day ever! #CallMeUncle @laraskorjanec @nejcljubic (sic)"

Alijaz's wife Janette - who also competes on 'Strictly' and is paired with Dr. Ranj Singh for the current series - also gave her well wishes to the new parents, as she expressed her joy at becoming "Aunt Janette".

She posted the same picture on Twitter and wrote: " Meet little Zala.... Congratulations @laraskorjanec & @nejcljubic! #AuntJanette (sic)"

The news comes after 34-year-old Janette - who has been married to Alijaz since last year - revealed she would love to start a family of her own in the "next couple of years."

She said: "The next couple of years I think we will definitely have some big baby news. We both really want children. We're both really broody - Aljaz and I, we just love kids. He is going to be a great dad."

The new arrival to the Skorjanec family comes just three weeks into the new series of 'Strictly', where Aljaz is currently paired with BBC journalist Kate Silverton.