Janette, 37, has been partnered with singer and chart-topper HRVY, 21, for this year’s first-ever socially distanced season of Strictly Come Dancing. The pair have received huge acclaim from viewers of the BBC show and judges alike, with bookmakers placing them as one of the couples in the running to claim victory. However, the Cuban-born professional dancer has other reasons to celebrate after making history for herself on the programme last weekend.
For week five of the competition, Janette and HRVY performed a Tango and received a total of 26 points out of 30 from the judges.
Whereas Craig Revel Horwood, 55, awarded the pair an eight, Shirley Ballas, 60, and Anton du Beke, 54, both gave the couple a score of nine each.
Appearing on spin-off programme It Takes Two on Friday evening, the professional dancer was told this was a personal record for her as she had never scored a nine for a Tango before.
Despite making it to the latter stages of the competition on a couple of occasions, this was the first time ever the Strictly star had reached such an accolade on the show.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Turning to her celebrity partner, she thanked him for his efforts and even the singer admitted he didn’t think they would get the marks they did.
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Janette Manrara makes Strictly Come Dancing history as she breaks personal record on show (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Janette Manrara and HRVY scored two nines for their Tango (Image: BBC)
“I thought six’s would be fine. I genuinely thought I was going to get a four from Craig,” the chart-topper explained.
However, getting those scores didn’t come without its challenges as the pair spoke about the difficulty of rehearsing the routine.
HRVY said: “It was just hard mentally I think to wrap your head around another dance because I’ve never tried a Tango in my life.
“It didn’t come naturally and Janette walked me through everything and there were times when I was like, I need five minutes.’”