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Strictly’s HRVY and dance partner Janette Manrara cuddle up after rehearsals

Strictly dance duo HRVY and Janette Manrara put on a cosy display outside their rehearsal studios this week, as they headed home after hours of hard work.

Social media star HRVY, 21, could be seen throwing his arm around Janette, 36, who is married to fellow pro dancer Aljaž Škorjanec.

With temperatures plummeting in the UK as November sets in, HRVY kept Janette warm as they hugged while walking out of the venue.

Janette was bundled up in a black overcoat, a huge bag slung over her shoulder after hours of training in the studios.

HRVY, meanwhile, cut a more casual figure in a pair of grey trackie bottoms with white trainers, bundled up in an oversized cotton sweatshirt.

The dancing duo have impressed the judges this year, with Shirley Ballas predicting they could win the competition during the series debut, insisting HRVY was "the one to watch".

The pair jived to the song Faith, by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande, earning a whopping 25 points from the judges.

Craig Revel Horwood was similarly impressed, branding the performance as "spectacular," while Motsi Mabuse claimed it was the best "first dance I have ever seen".

Janette’s hubby, Aljaž, is forced to isolate apart from his wife due to Covid restrictions, with the pair occasionally catching each others’ eye from across the dance floor.

She told The Sun: "I do see him around the studio. The hardest bit is when I do see him, my instinct is to run and hug him, but, of course, I can’t touch him.

"We’ve been together ten years almost, so it’s a good thing those butterflies are still there.

"But it’s so frustrating I can’t do anything with those butterflies.

"Thank God for FaceTime. I put the phone up on the side of the bed and we just chat while I give my legs a rub — because they are sore from the jive."

Aljaž has been paired up with Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, impressing the judges last weekend with their Viennese Waltz.

The buff dancer has also spoken out on isolating apart from his wife, insisting it is a "small sacrifice" for the health and safety of the contestants.

Speaking on Lorraine last month, he mused: "I think it’s a small sacrifice that most of us pros had to make.

"Some have kids they’re not going to see for a while. We’ve been together for over 10 years and as she would say, sometimes it’s good not to see each other for a while."

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