Aliona Vilani Hints She Could Quit Dancing For Good, Following 'Strictly Come Dancing' Win With Jay McGuiness

Aliona Viliani Reveals Why She Might Quit Dancing For Good

Aliona Vilani’s skills as a dancer have helped her lift the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ glitterball trophy twice, but she has now revealed that she could be about to give up dancing forever.


The star announced she her plans to quit the BBC ballroom show last year, following her win with partner Jay McGuiness, but is now considering giving up dancing altogether, to focus on having a family with husband Vincent Kavanagh.

Aliona Vilani and Jay McGuiness on 'Loose Women'

Speaking on Monday’s (18 January) ‘Loose Women’ alongside Jay, she said: “I’ve had an amazing seven years, and from a professional point of view you want to leave on a high.

“On a personal level, ‘Strictly’ takes up all of your time and I just want to live my life and hopefully start a family.”

Asked if that meant hanging up her dancing shoes for good, Aliona added: “I’m not sure. I don’t know. I might.

“When you do something so intensely, I can’t do it half way. It’s been 25 years of my life, that was that.”

Before she gives it all up, however, she and Jay will be entertaining crowds up and down the nation on the ‘Strictly’ tour, which kicks off in Birmingham on Friday.

Aliona could quit dancing for good

Aliona is one of three female professional dancers to quit the show in recent months, as both Kristina Rihanoff and Ola Jordan will not be returning for the next series.

Fellow pro Gleb Savchenko claimed that it would be a huge blow to the show, telling The Mirror: "They are three of the girls who had the most training and they have been very, very good.

“All three girls have amazing experience at teaching someone who has never danced before and making the most out of it.”

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