Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood gives sweet update on 'dreamboat' baby

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has shared an adorable update on the daughter of former Strictly professionals Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec.

Craig, who is currently starring in the Wizard Of Oz tour, posted a sweet photo to Instagram as he celebrated the 40th birthday of 2021 contestant Sara Davies, where he was joined by Janette and Aljaž’s little daughter Lyra.

As he soaked up the birthday celebrations, 59 year old Craig sported a pair of daisy rimmed and a string of purple necklaces as he cradled nine month old Lyra. “Best festival accessory money can buy. What a little dreamboat,” he wrote.

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Craig Revel Horwood shared a snap of himself with Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec's daughter Lyra -Credit:Instagram / Craig Revel Horwood

Meanwhile, in another Instagram post, he shared another snap of himself and Lyra as they sat on the sofa.

“Happy Birthday and thank you to the Fab-U-Lous @saradaviescc for the amazing 40th birthday party, post party breakfast and the chance to hang out with my new little bestie again! What a lovely weekend with amazing people up in the #northeast of England,” he captioned the post.

In response, Craig’s followers were quick to gush over the heartwarming snap, with one writing: “What a lovely picture of you both”.

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Craig was celebrating the birthday of former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Sara Davies -Credit:David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hearst

A second added: “Lovely photo and yes, we’re friendly up here in the North East.”

A third wrote: “Can’t beat us in the North East”.

Doting mum Janette has previously opened up about navigating motherhood while and how her relationship with Aljaž changed after becoming parents during an interview with OK! back in January.

“Aljaž and I have always been best friends,” she said. “We talk a lot, we communicate a lot. Of course we argue. To sit here and say we don’t argue would be an absolute lie. Every couple does. But now we’ve got Lyra in the picture, I feel like more than ever we’re a team because we really are doing this co-parenting thing together. It’s very 50-50.

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Craig said he'd had a "lovely weekend" with his fellow Strictly stars -Credit:BBC

“At the moment I’m working, but after this is done, Aljaž might be working and then I step in. I really value him a lot for being able to step in and be an amazing dad and look after her – and help me be able to do what I love doing, being on stage and hosting the show and all that.”

And gushing over little Lyra she added: “Lyra’s a good baby, which helps. She’s a happy baby. She’s just really content. She only really cries when she needs something or if she wants a cuddle or something like that. But she smiles at everyone.”