Strictly fans convinced Janette Manrara is pregnant as she joins It Takes Two

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Janette Manrara's legion of fans are convinced – and hoping – that she's pregnant now that she's quit the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor to host It Take Two.

This speculation comes a day after the former professional announced that she would be the replacement for presenter Zoe Ball, who has resigned from the spin-off series.

After the news broke, fans took to Twitter to share their theories.

One posted: “How long until we find out Janette is pregnant? Happy that she’s the new It Takes Two host" and another follower suggested that the timeline held clues that perhaps not everyone had spotted.

They wrote: "Hear my theory, OK. Janette was announced as coming back as a pro them Zoe left and now she’s doing ITT instead…"

Janette says her new role is a dream come true

A third agreed: "Janette hasn’t said she’s leaving as a pro so there must be a reason she isn’t dancing and is doing ITT instead? Omg if she’s pregnant I’m gonna cry with happiness."

Janette joined the show in 2013 with her husband, Slovenian pro dancer Aljaž Škorjanec, who is 31 . The couple, who have been married for four years, have openly discussed their plans for a baby, hinting that after a year in lockdown they had made a decision.

The Cuban-American dance champ, who is 37, said: "As a woman who's a dancer, my body is my job so it's scary to make that decision about the perfect time to start a family.

"I always thought there would be a perfect month and year, but what 2020 has made me realise is that perfect time is never going to come along."

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However, there has been no official confirmation or denial from the couple.

Janette was the special guest on BBC1's The One Show yesterday, telling 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 this amazing honour to join It Takes Two.

"It's the realisation that I will not be on that legendary Strictly dancefloor any more. But I feel that this is most beautiful and natural progression.

"I am still a part of the Strictly family, I am still going to be seeing my fellow pros all the time and I will keep dancing, as they say.

"I will find a way to keep dancing."

Janette and Aljaž have been married for four years

And then she wrote a gushing message on Instagram, saying: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” -Walt Disney

"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining @rylan on #ItTakesTwo this series! A show where we can sit and talk about dancing?!? It’s the dream! I can never replace the legendary @zoetheball, but I can only hope to make her as well as all of the @bbcstrictly fans proud.

"My dance mentor and best friend @jasongilkison I will miss being a part of your creative journeys on the dance floor more than you can ever imagine. And to the everyone who works on #Strictly, from hair and make-up, wardrobe, cameras, the lot…. it’s not goodbye, it’s more “I’ll see you around” Thank you all for some of the most “fab-u-Lous” memories of my life!"

Zoe has left It Takes Two

She added: "The hardest part will be saying goodbye to my fellow professional dancers and the famous Strictly dance floor! The professionals are the superheroes of the show and I will always champion them! I love you all so so much! May you continue inspiring and bringing so much joy to the nation as always!

"I am over the moon and cannot WAIT to get on that very special couch! And do not worry guys, I will always “keeeeeeeeeeeep dancing”! It Takes Two…… “baby!!”

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