Strictly star Janette Manrara reveals why the three new pros made it to the finals

Emmy Griffiths

Another year, another Glitterball trophy, but in 2022 that changed Strictly come dance‘s tradition as for the first time, three first-time dancing pros on the show found themselves in the finals – with only Gorka Marquez being a seasoned dancer on the show.

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Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu and Jowita Przystał were all new to the series, with Jowita making history as the first female pro to win in her first series – but how did the newcomers all manage to make it to the final?

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Chatting with HELLO!, Janette Manrara shared her theory on why they made it all the way to the end of the showsaying, “Fresh blood! I think they come, they all come straight from that big competitive dance world where the competition is intense. They just came from there, so it’s fresh in their minds with that world of training and teaching and dancing and competition and sweating and muscle pain.

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“They’re keen beavers, they want to impress. It’s a different world Strictly speaking I think they certainly – from what I’ve heard from our chats with all of them – there’s still a lot to learn. The world of TV and showbiz are very different from the competitive world But in saying that because they are such phenomenal competitors, that’s why they fought so hard on this show and got as far as they did.”

Molly and Carlos made it to the final

She concluded, “In saying that, every pro on this show is as good as the other. Sometimes you have great partnerships that just click and work so well together.”

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