Janette Manrara, 35, branded Will Bayley, 31, a “champion” in an Instagram video after his dancing shoes made his foot bleed. The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professional appeared shocked by the injury after her partner admitted he was in pain during their training session for the BBC show yesterday. She explained to her 258,000 followers: “I know I should be more of a supportive partner, but Will just said that his feet hurt and I said, ‘Do you want to take your shoes off for five minutes?’ and this is what it’s like.” The star then panned the camera around to show the Paralympic table tennis player’s white sock soaked in blood.
Oh my god, bless you! I’m so sorry!
“Will, you’re bleeding through your socks,” she exclaimed, as the athlete replied: “I’m a real dancer now.”
Janette continued: “Oh my god, bless you! I’m so sorry!”
Fortunately, Will was quick to make light of the situation as he joked: “This is what Janette’s done to me guys!”
The American dancer and choreographer seemed impressed by the sportsman’s determination to continue dancing in spite of his injury.
“You champion, you just carried through, you’re actually bleeding through your sock!
"Oh my God, we’re going to find out what’s going on, well done Will,” she added.
Janette Manrara apologises to ‘bleeding’ Will Bayley (Image: ITV • INSTAGRAM•JANETTEMANRARA)
Will Bayley bled through his sock during Strictly training (Image: