Janette Manrara was ‘banned’ from Strictly after her partner’s burst disc cost £20,000 in surgery.
Strictly Come Dancing star JANETTE MANRARA has spoken out after she was “barred” from seeing her partner after they suffered a terrible injury.
In their farewell podcast, Janette Manrara, 37, and Aljaz Skorjanec, 31, talked openly about their dance experiences. Jason Gilkison and his partner James Carney, both of whom have appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, joined the Strictly Come Dancing favorites.
The Miami-born entertainer was sarcastically chastised by her friends after it was revealed that she was to blame for a botched dance move that cost them thousands of pounds in surgery.
It happened after Janette and James were on tour in the United States and chose to spend New Year’s Eve together.
“I was your official partner until Aljaz came along,” James said on Twist and Shout.
“Oh my God,” Janette responded. Yes. On this USA tour, James and I were out dancing one night.
“He gave me a lift.” By the way, this was after I started drinking.”
The Strictly Come Dance star fell silent as her pal shared their dancing gaffe.
“The narrative goes…. it was during the years when we were in Pittsburgh,” James remarked. You had a New Year’s Eve performance.
“The next day, we all went out for New Year’s Day. We were out celebrating with a glass of wine.
“As you are aware, I enjoy a little shuffle now and then. With a certain little Polly Pocket, I decided to try out a new lift.”
“A very costly lift,” his other half, Jason, who worked as a choreographer on Strictly, said.
“I felt a tingle in my back, but the booze masked it,” James added. I was in good spirits.
“I discovered I had two popped discs in my lower back a few days later.”
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James admitted that he injured his back after pulling Janette into the air and had to pay a big sum of money to get it fixed.
“I had to get £20,000 surgery that my insurance didn’t cover,” he explained.
“To this day, I haven’t invoiced [Janette].”
His spouse, who also happens to be the Creative Director of Strictly, quipped that he ended up forbidding Janette from visiting him. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”