Strictly Come Dancing: Janette Manara speaks out in heart-felt message amid Aston Merrygold exit backlash


Aston Merrygold and Janette Manrara perform for the judges on Strictly Come DancingAston Merrygold and Janette Manrara performing for the judges on Strictly Come Dancing [BBC]

It’s sure to have been a rough few days for Strictly Come Dancing professional Janette Manrara, as she found herself in line to get blamed for Aston Merrygold’s shocking exit. 

Outraged viewers were stunned began to point the finger as the former JLS star was kicked out of the competition following a dance off on Sunday’s show. 

Ballroom veteran Janette, who had to perform a Viennese Waltz to 'Who's Loving You' by Jackson 5 with the singer, broke her silence about her feelings on leaving in an emotional message. 

Aston and Janette danced their very last dance on Sunday's show  [BBC]

Addressing fans and the BBC in the Twitter post, the brunette beauty opened up about her thoughts to supporters. 

She wrote: ''Kindess and understanding will always win during hard times, so let’s all be kind.''

''As for Aston from day 1, it was never about how it would end, it was always how we got there.''

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The dancer turned her attention to Aston and continued: ''We worked very hard, but we also laughed very hard. 

''It was short and sweet but better to have danced with you for a moment, than to never have danced with you at all.''

She added: ''Thank you for always being you and for bringing so much joy to my work!''

aston merrygold strictly rehearsalsAston and Janette enjoy Strictly dance rehearsals together in candid snap [Instagram]

The emotional speech comes after Aston posted a similar message to his official Instagram account, thanking Janette and their supporters. 

Aston wrote: ''All you strictly pros.. you are all ridiculously talented and I've loved watching and learning from you all.''

"But the biggest shout out and thank you to my dance partner @jmanrara also known as the Latin sensation!''

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One. 

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