Janette, 36, is one of the most loved Strictly Come Dancing stars, having been a professional on the hit BBC show since she joined alongside husband Aljaz Skorjanec, 29, in 2013. Since then, she has had a plethora of celebrity partners, but has never won the competition in the seven series in which she has been a part of. The American dancer is set to feature in the programme’s live tour and will be performing with reigning champion Kelvin Fletcher, 35, a role she is very “nervous” to undertake.
The former Emmerdale star gave professional Oti Mabuse, 29, her first win when he got his hands on the Glitterball Trophy in December.
Kelvin was the hot favourite for the majority of the series, topping the leaderboards and gaining huge praise from viewers and judges alike.
Unfortunately, due to her commitment to The Greatest Dancer, the victorious professional won’t be featuring in the live tour which kicks off next week.
This means Janette is stepping into her role and the prospect of dancing with the soap actor seems to have been playing on her mind.
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Strictly Come Dancing’s Janette Manrara reveals which co-stars she’s scared to dance with (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing: Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse won the show in December (Image: BBC)
Taking to Instagram, the professional revealed her worries to her 328.6k followers via the social media platform’s Stories feature.
Janette spoke to the camera and said: “I'm now on my way to my first rehearsal with Kelvin Fletcher.
“The winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2019. The champ! I'm so nervous but I'm so excited,” she confessed.
However, she added: “Oti you are big shoes to fill, big personality to fill. I love her and I love him and I can't wait.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Janette Manrara is set to take part in