Janette made her first appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 – when she was partnered with designer Julien Macdonald.
Here’s what you need to know about Janette:
Who is Janette Manrara?
Janette appeared on So You Think You Can Dance in her native US before joining the Strictly family.
From Miami, Florida, Janette worked in a bank for seven years before taking up dancing full-time. Janette’s career has seen her perform with Jennifer Lopez at the 82nd Academy Awards and work as a principal dancer in the TV series and live tour of Glee, as well as appear on the West End stage in Burn The Floor.
Janette married her Strictly co-star Aljaz Skorjanec in front of many of the show’s stars on July 15, 2017. The couple told Hello! they were most looking forward to – surprise, surprise – their first dance.
“We haven't decided what the first dance will be yet, but I think it will be something really simple, pretty and intimate," Aljaz said. "It's just going to be a lovely day dedicated to celebrating our love."
Janette and Aljaz have recently toured the UK for a show celebrating the work and genius of Fred Astaire.
Favourite dances: The Rumba and the Quickstep.
Best-ever finish: Janette finished in fifth place in series 12 with her partner, EastEnders actor Jake Wood.
Worst-ever finish: Last year Janette left the show in week one with partner Melvin Odoom before they went on to win 2016’s Strictly Christmas Special.
Former celebrity partners: Julien Macdonald, Jake Wood, Peter Andre, Melvin Odoom.
Did you know? In the past Janette and Aljaz rented Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood’s house in Camden.
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