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Strictly's Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec living apart for the first time in ten years so they can compete

It's all for the show!

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Andrea Caamano
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Strictly Come Dancing executives have taken all the necessary measures to make sure that this year's show can go ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic – and that includes asking married professional dancers Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec to live apart whilst they compete on the show.

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On Saturday night, as Janette's celebrity pairing, HRVY, was finally revealed, the dancer told host Claudia Winkleman that she was missing her spouse "terribly".

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"You have both lived together for 10 years, but to form your bubbles you are both living alone. How are you finding it?" Claudia asked the 36-year-old.

"I love it!" she joked, before adding: "No, I miss him terribly, but we're doing what's best for the show. But I'm so excited to start with HRVY."

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The excitement seems to be mutual, as pop star HRVY added: "She's incredible. So talented and beautiful, I'm so happy."

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Janette has been partnered with HRVY

Aljaz, 30, has been paired with Clara Amfo – and she was over the moon when she first met him.

"I am so pleased to be paired with Aljaz. His energy, I immediately like, connect to," she revealed on Saturday's show, before announcing that they had chosen to be known as 'Team Alfo' during the competition.

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Aljaz Skorjanec has been partnered with Clara Amfo

Fans on Twitter praised the married couple for their sacrifice, with one writing: "Aljaz and Janette living separately just so they can put on the show is just too much."

A second added: "Respect to all of the celebs/ pros who have volunteered to live alone to be in these bubbles... poor Janette having to live apart from Aljaz."

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