Entertainment Strictly's Janette Manrara joins Jamie Laing and HRVY at training
Strictly fans poke fun at ill-timed opening song after restrictions
Strictly's choice of song Free by Ultra Nate in one performance caused dozens of viewers to take to Twitter , with some poking fun that the show was 'out of touch'.The hit BBC show returned to screens on Saturday night with a pre-recorded episode to reveal who the celebrity contestants had been paired with.
They wowed viewers with a high-energy jive that earned them highest score of the night.
So it was no surprise that Strictly Come Dancing duo Janette Manrara and HRVY were in high spirits as they headed to training on Tuesday.
The dancer donned pastel loungewear and a protective visor as she headed into the studio to practice the next routine with the YouTube star, while stars including Jamie Laing were also seen making their way into rehearsals.
Janette cut a laid-back figure in a statement tracksuit with a gorgeous tie-dye pastel effect as she headed into training, ready to teach HRVY the next routine.
Strictly's HRVY reveals he is 'buzzing' to perform on the BBC show
HRVY, 21, has revealed he is 'buzzing' to perform on Strictly Come Dancing after he recovered from coronavirus and has shared the meaning behind his unusual name. The YouTube sensation, 21, confirmed he was 'free from Covid' eight days after he said he had tested positive for the virus after mixing with co-stars on the BBC show. HRVY, real name Harvey Cantwell, described how he 'couldn't believe he had made it this far' on the Saturday show and discovered he was paired with Janette Manrara.
Meanwhile HRVY opted for a low-key black ensemble with a cream striped cardigan, along with a taupe face mask.
On Saturday Janette and HRVY wowed viewers when they performed an impressive jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder ft. Ariana Grande, scoring them 25 points out of 30.
Judge Craig Revel-Horwood began by asking HRVY about his name not having any vowels, before he said of the dance: 'The jive was absolutely spectacular.'
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Shirley Ballas went on: 'I still think HRVY's the one to watch, we have to remember this evening the talent is amazing you are no exception you are at the top of your game this is a fierce competition.'
Motsi Mabuse was also full of praise, as she said: I mean for me this was the best first dance I have ever seen, ever, ever, and I have to praise you, this was awesome.'
'My thoughts now are where do we go from here HRVY? Well done a great ending to a great show, I absolutely loved that.'
Jamie gave a quick thumbs up as he jumped out of his car to head into the dance studio to practice his latest routine.
Strictly's HRVY hugs Janette Manrara as they arrive at rehearsals
The singer, 21, was seen arriving at rehearsals with his Strictly Come Dancing partner, 36, where they would be working on their Jive in London on Thursday.And HRVY was seen arriving at rehearsals with his Strictly Come Dancing partner, 36, where they would be working on their Jive, which they will perform to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande, in London on Thursday.
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Paired with pro Karen Hauer, the Made In Chelsea star finally took to the floor on Saturday after being forced to pull out of last year's show with a foot injury.
After performing a Cha Cha Cha to the Eurovision hit Think About Things, the reality star earned mixed comments from the judges, and a score of 14 points out of 30.
Elsewhere Jacqui Smith opted for a low-key ensemble as she headed into training with Anton Du Beke, after finishing at the bottom of the leaderboard on Saturday with just 13 points.
The former Home Secretary danced a politically-themed Foxtrot Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python.
Motsi began the critiques, as she said: 'I have to say going from being a former politician and coming onto the ballroom and looking like a dancing girl, you did really well, what we need now is you feeling comfortable expressing yourself, keep everything constant but well done.'
Gemma Atkinson cuts a casual figure in a pink corduroy jacket
The actress, 35, was seen exiting The Trafford Centre in Manchester on Saturday, while her dancing husband, Gorka Marquez, is away filming the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. © Provided by Daily Mail Cut a casual figure: Gemma Atkinson showcased her slim physique as she enjoyed a spot of shopping on Saturday with her daughter, Mia, 15 months, and her parents Gemma displayed her slender pins in black skinny jeans which she paired with a denim shirt and corduroy jacket in a strawberry hue. She let her natural beauty shine through with a minimal make-up look, and left her blonde tresses in a straight style.
Craig was a lot harsher as he claimed their performance 'lacked musicality' which meant it was 'lumpy', but he encouraged her by adding: 'I am looking on the bright side, when you consider Theresa May and her dancing, you were ten times better.'
Shirley added that she was 'pleasantly surprised' by the pair, as she on: 'Like everybody else, its the first show you're starting out but I was absolutely surprised and I loved it well done.'
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7:10pm on BBC One.
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