Strictly’s Janette admits she misses Aljaz as they’re forced to live apart

Strictly Come Dancing pro Janette Manrara has admitted she’s missing her husband and fellow star Aljaz Skorjanec while she isolates in the show’s strict Covid bubble.

The BBC show has been forced to introduce a series of harsh measures this year, in order for the show to go ahead.

Contestants and pros had to isolate from the general public for 14 days and now old mix with a handful of people beside their dance partner.

The duos have been put into “bubbles”, which allows them to dance freely while in close contact with one another as part of a 100 new format changes the show has made in order to abide by the government’s guidelines.

Janette has admitted she’s missing her husband and fellow star Aljaz

Speaking to The Sun, Janette told how she’s dealing with the measures which mean she can’t be anywhere near her husband, despite seeing him at work.

She told the publication: “I do see him around the studio. The hardest bit is when I do see him, my instinct is to run and hug him, but, of course, I can’t touch him.

“We’ve been together ten years almost, so it’s a good thing those butterflies are still there.

“But it’s so frustrating I can’t do anything with those butterflies.”

She revealed their getting by with FaceTime and chat while their both in bed and Janette rubs her legs which are sore from jiving with partner HRVY.

Janette and hubby Aljaz Skorjanec have been forced to live apart for the first time in 10 years

Strictly Come Dancing 2020

Bosses have devised a host of new format changes in order to abide by the government’s guidelines.

In order to keep in line with social distancing restrictions, the dancing duos have to sit on tables in their couples in the audience area opposite the judges, rather than gather together backstage.

Host Claudia Winkleman has been seen interviewing one couple at a time and the dance routines are not quite as elaborate as previous years.

Judges are sat at least two metres apart and Bruno Tonioli will only appear via video link from LA for the results shows.

Janette is paired with YouTuber HRVY

Strictly 2020 will air for just nine weeks, which is a pretty significant reduction from the usual 13 weeks.

The number of celebrities taking part in this year’s series has also been slashed in order to reduce the number of individuals in studio at one time.

Only a small number of crew members will be working their magic backstage, and judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse have been forced to ditch their entourage and glam squads.

*Strictly airs next Saturday at 7.15pm on BBC One

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