Janette is notably absent from the present (Photos: Rex)Strictly Come Dancing 2021 has continues tonight, with the celebrities jiving and cha-cha-ing in Film Week.
However one acquainted face gained’t be collaborating within the iconic week: skilled dancer Janette Manrara.
So the place is Janette, and can she ever return to the Strictly dancefloor?
Right here is all that you must know.
Why is Janette Manrara not on the present this 12 months?
Janette gained’t taking to the ballroom flooring in 2021 in any respect.
In June, she introduced that she was stepping down from the beloved BBC programme’s principal present.
Janette’s obtained a brand new job – with Rylan Clark (Image: BBC/Ray Burmiston)Her final companion on Strictly was the singer HRVY, and collectively they reached the 2020 finals.
Luckily, Janette hasn’t left the Strictly household for good. She’ll be internet hosting Strictly spin-off present It Takes Two, alongside Rylan Clark, in 2021.
Janette replaces Zoe Ball, who introduced her departure from the programme in Could after 10 years on the helm.
She revealed that It Takes Two is her dream gig – however admitted that she could be unhappy to now not participate within the competitors itself.
Talking on The One Present, she instructed host Alex Jones: ‘I can’t be dancing. I don’t need to effectively up as a result of I’ve been welling up so much at the moment…
‘However that has been the toughest a part of accepting this superb honour to affix It Takes Two.
‘It’s the realisation that I can’t be on that legendary Strictly dancefloor any extra. However I really feel that that is most stunning and pure development.
‘I’m nonetheless part of the Strictly household, I’m nonetheless going to be seeing my fellow professionals on a regular basis and I’ll preserve dancing, as they are saying. I’ll discover a method to preserve dancing.’
Though Janette gained’t be dancing, 4 new professionals have been added to the invoice.
The brand new faces are Kai Widdrington, from the Irish model of Dancing With The Stars, former Let’s Dance Germany skilled Nikita Kuzmin, reigning South African Latin champion Cameron Lombard, and The Best Dancer winner Jowita Przystal.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays at 6.45pm on BBC One.
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