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Manchester Evening News
Jessica Sansome

BBC Strictly's Janette Manrara bares baby bump as she tells fans she's 'not getting angry with herself'

Janette Manrara has had fans gushing over her baby bump after she bared her growing belly for a workout which she filmed and posted on social media. The dancer and former Strictly Come Dancing pro could be seen in a video on her Instagram page enjoying some stretches and exercises with her blossoming bump on full display.

It comes after Janette revealed last month that she and her husband Aljaž Škorjanec are set to become parents this summer. The delighted couple were just about to start IVF treatment when they found out Janette was pregnant. "We’re so happy to share our special news!" the pair wrote on Instagram alongside a picture from their Hello! magazine shoot as the congratulatory messages came flooding in.

And that's not the only change Janette and Aljaz have gone through of late as the parents-to-be, who wed in 2017, have also relocated from London to Cheshire where they are now living closer to fellow professional dancer Gorka Marquez and his fiancée Gemma Atkinson, who is also due to give birth to her second child in the summer.

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"It’s been a minute since I worked out (3 weeks to be honest), but with moving house, work, and travel all while being pregnant, it’s been tough," Janette admitted alongside her latest Instagram post, which saw her sporting a black sports bra and matching shorts.

"But instead of getting angry w/ myself, I accepted life gets complicated and you’ve got to listen to your mind and body. This morning, I decided to enjoy my morning (while I can) and do a workout right at home, w/ lots of breathing and stretching just to get my body moving again, and I feel great!

"It’s not as hard or physical as I’m used to, but I do get tired faster so taking breaks in between as and when I need them, and doing movement that I know won’t hurt me or the baby is crucial. My body is changing and I love seeing how it develops as the baby grows. It’s fascinating what our bodies do to create life."

Giving a mini pregnancy update, the Strictly It Takes Two host added: "The baby bump is literally getting bigger by the day now! The two of us moving together this morning was so lovely! I really want to teach them the importance of physical activity not just for your physical health, but how good it is for our mental health as well. Keep moving no matter how that may look for you. We’ve all got this!"

Friend and former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts was among the first to respond to the post, writing: "This makes my heart full." And fans were quick to praise Janette for her openness while also cooing over her blossoming bump.

@liabrx_73 said: "You are just beautiful, seeing a body transform for a baby is the most wonderful miracle. Please never stress and just enjoy it as much as you can. A happy and healthy one to you !" @mrsdrawoo wrote: "Such a cute bump. Take these moments where you can."

@doubledenham commented: "You have the nicest, cutest baby bump I have ever seen. I'm so happy for you and @aljazskorjanec to become parents. You will both be amazing and the baby is lucky to have you as parents." @z.chan16 shared: "Love this. You look great mumma."

@sandra_t.75 replied: "Your little bump. Do what you can when you can, a little is better than nothing. @strictly_jaljaz added: "What a cute little bump! You are an inspiration Janette."


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