Their celebrity partners were finally announced during the dazzling first episode of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.
Janet Manrara revealed that she and husband Alejaz Skoranic, 30, have to live apart for the first time in 10 years in order to compete on the show.
In order to adhere to the rules of the coronavirus, dancers are forming bubbles with their husbands – meaning Janet, 36, is with HRVY while Aljaz will be with Clara Amfo.
Everything for the show: Janet Manrara revealed that she and her husband, Aljaz Skorjanec, must live separately for the first time in 10 years in order to compete on the show
While presenting the show, Claudia Winkleman asked Janet how she got used to not living with her husband, whom she married in 2017.
She said, “ You’ve both lived together for 10 years, but to make bubbles, you two live alone. how did you find it?’
Janet quickly replied, ‘I love him! No, I miss it so much, but we’re doing better for the show. But I am very excited to start with HRVY.
And it looks as though YouTuber HRVY was also happy with his pairing, telling Claudia during the interview, “ She’s cool. Talented and very beautiful, I am very happy.
Joker: When Janet was asked how she was dealing with distancing from her husband, she joked that she “ loves him, ” before adding that she misses jazz terribly (jazz is pictured with Clara Amphu)
Janet, 21, with real name Harvey Lee Cantwell, at Wembley Arena, was surprised by the big revelation about her participation in the show.
He was overjoyed to be with Janet, describing their partnership as a “fiery mess,” and said, “We have the same excitement, we’re going to bounce on each other really well.”
Back at the studio, Herfy, who tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month, was asked how he’s feeling since he’s recovered and tested negative.
He said, “I cannot believe I have reached this point. I have proven myself isolated with my family, I am here.”
Support: Janet is paired with HRVY, 21, on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing series
Elsewhere, viewers watched Aljaz and his partner Clara Amfo together for the first time.
Clara, 36, was surprised by her jazz supporter, 30, while she was broadcasting at BBC Studios. She said, “I am so pleased. I immediately attached his energy.”
While the jazz added: ‘She looks like a beautiful and wonderful girl. I can’t wait to start! “
Speaking on the show after the pairing aired, Clara said, “Jazz was definitely in my top three, number one, it’s all about you!”
he is back! Strictly Come Dancing 2020 Pairs was revealed Saturday night during the upcoming pre-recorded release show of the 18th series
The launch consisted of celebs discovering their professional partners for the first time, although it was revealed instead via the video link in the post-COVID change.
This would allow the couples to create their own individual ‘bubbles’ for training and performances, which means the stars will stay some distance from each other during filming.
After all of the couples were announced, the celebs and their professional partners had to take the floor to perform with contestant Jimmy after he injured himself during the group routine at the 2019 launch show.
Staying Safe: Host Claudia Winkelmann and Tess Daly also set strict measures of social distancing when the series opened
The making of history: Celebrities including Nicola Adams (pictured with pro partner Katia Jones), Jamie Ling and Macy Smith discover which professional dancer will put in their footsteps in the coming weeks
This year has already seen pros pre-record all of their group shows while quarantining together at a hotel, and couples have formed separate bubbles to practice and perform together.
The series will still have a live audience, however fans will sit in small groups and will only be allowed to attend if they are from the same family or bubble.
Elsewhere during the show, pros were dazzled by an exciting introductory routine with judges Shirley Palace, Mutsi Mabuz and Craig Revel Horwood on separate platforms to ensure the program adheres to COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Fourth judge Bruno Tonioli was unable to return to the UK from his home in Los Angeles to film due to the Covid-19 crisis and his business commitments to Dancing with the Stars.
He’s spent the past fifteen years commuting between the US and the UK for the shows, but travel restrictions due to the coronavirus have spoiled his schedule.
Also during the show, presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winckelmann got together with the couple to make sure they stand at least two meters apart throughout the episode.
How is Strictly 2020 going through the COVID-19 pandemic?
Strictly Come Dancing introduced a raft of strict measures to ensure the new series continues during the COVID-19 crisis.
Celebrity contestants and their professional partners are being tested regularly, with cast and crew told to isolate if they contract the virus.
Presidents have already confirmed that any celebrity who tested positive once the series begins will be dropped from the show, with reports of celebrities on standby.
The professional dancers have already pre-recorded their group shows after isolating them together at a hotel.
It is also claimed that celebrities and professionals would be excluded from the show if caught kissing while filming.
2020 also saw the series shorten to just nine weeks, with 12 celebrities participating instead of the usual fifteen.
The exhibition’s annual trip to Blackpool has been canceled, along with this year’s Halloween and Christmas specials.
Only three referees – Craig Reville Horwood, Shirley Palace and Mutsi Mapuse – will be in the studio with separate stands, after Bruno Tonioli was unable to attend due to travel concerns.
Veteran judge Bruno has said he will be appearing remotely and hopes to return full-time at the end of the series while filming the American version of the show in Los Angeles.
With a limited studio staff, large sets may not be built – so producers will use augmented reality, which adds computer-generated items.
To make sure contestants can work closely with their partners, they will “ train, ” along with testing them regularly.
It will remain a strictly live audience, however fans will be seated in groups at separate tables, and will only attend if they are from the same family or bubblegum.
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