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Strictly’s Janette Manrara quits after eight years as she’s announced as new host of It Takes Two

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STRICTLY Come Dancing professional Janette Manrara has quit the show after eight years to be the host of spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two.

The 37-year-old will be replacing Zoe Ball, who stood down as presenter in May after a decade. Sharing her news on The One Show today, she revealed she will be joining Rylan Clark-Neal on the BBC 2 programme on weeknights, while the dancing show is on air.

Discussing her new role, the Cuban-American star, who is married to co-star Aljaž Škorjanec,  admitted she was emotional about no longer taking to the iconic dance floor.

She told hosts Alex Jones and Ronan Keating: "I will not be dancing. I don't want to well up because I have been welling up a lot today, but that has been the hardest part of accepting.

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