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Janette Manrara quits Strictly to host spinoff show It Takes Two

Janette Manrara quits Strictly to host spinoff show It Takes Two
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Janette Manrara is announced as the replacement for Zoe Ball on Strictly Come Dancing spinoff show It Takes Two.

Janette Manrara has been announced as the replacement for Zoe Ball as host of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

Ball, 50, confirmed her departure from the popular BBC Two companion show after 10 years last month ahead of the new series starting this September.

Manrara has been part of the professional dance lineup on Strictly for eight years - partnering with celebs including Jake Wood, Aston Merrygold and HRVY - but will step down from the main show to host It Takes Two with Rylan Clark-Neal.

"It's a dream come true to become part of the It Takes Two team!" said Manrara.

"Although it's impossible to fill in the shoes of a legend like Zoe Ball, I hope to make her and all of the Strictly fans proud.

"I will miss dancing on that iconic dance floor weekly, but forever grateful to continue being a part of the Strictly Come Dancing family!"

Manrara's husband Aljaz Skorjanec is expected to continue in his role as a dancer on the main series.

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