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Strictly’s Janette Manrara, 39, has bid a fond farewell to presenting gigs for the foreseeable future as she prepares for the birth of her first child with husband Aljaz Skorjanec, 33.
After announcing her pregnancy back in February, the mum-to-be marked her final live show on Thursday, while dressed in a stunning sequin number. She now heads off on maternity leave.
Janette made the announcement on her Instagram stories after presenting Disney100: The Concert on its UK tour run.
The Strictly star was dressed in a figure-hugging red dress for her final appearance, showing off her blossoming baby bump.
The formal gown featured one strap tied in a bow at her shoulder and flattering ruched detailing at the side.
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The elegant cherry red outfit was also embellished with sparkling sequins which elevated the glamorous frock.
In the announcement video, the dancer revealed that the Disney show marked her “last big on-stage thing” until she welcomes her first child.
She said: “Just finished our last show with the Disney100: The Concert team.”
She panned the camera down to her baby bump and said: “We did well, didn’t we? We did! It was dancing the whole way through tonight as if it knew mommy had her last big show today before you come.
“Oh my god! Yeah, today was my last big on-stage ‘thing’ until I’m back on stage again, and the next time I’ll be back on stage will be with a little one,” Janette gushed.
“It’s incredible. Thank you to everybody that came out and watched the Disney100. It was honestly a dream job for me with a dream team of people, and I’m just so happy.
“Now, I shall begin the nesting period,” she added.
Janette has previously stated how much hosting the Disney show means to her and her family.
On a recent One Show appearance, she told host Alex Jones: “I sing So This Is Love, from Cinderella because whenever I hear the lyrics I just think of the baby, and I’m like oh my god, this is what real love feels like.
“I mean, I love Aljaz [Skorjanec] – in case he is watching! It’s a different level of connection that you feel and the lyrics of that song from Cinderella really resonate with me and the baby and I keep saying, the baby is going to really become a Disney fan because even in the womb, it’s listening to Disney music, and now on the tour,” she added.
Janette and her husband, Aljaz Skorjanec, 33, announced that they were to become parents for the first time earlier this year.
In an interview with Hello!, she said that she called her doctor before telling the former Strictly professional the good news.
“I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I think I’m pregnant, what do I do?’ And she said, ‘First of all, calm down and second of all, congratulations. What has Aljaz said?”
“And I said, ‘I haven’t told him; he’s in the living room,” she added before saying that the pair “cried and hugged” after she announced the pregnancy.