Strictly’s Janette Manrara breaks down in tears during tribute to Caroline Flack
Janette Manrara was among the many Strictly Come Dancing stars to pay tribute to the late Caroline Flack in a moving clip during tonight’s show
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Strictly Come Dancing’s Janette Manrara welled up as she shared a heartfelt tribute in memory of Caroline Flack.
The 40-year-old presenter, who sadly died earlier this year, was remembered by her Strictly co-stars in emotional scenes during tonight’s Best Of episode.
Not only did Caroline win the trophy in 2014, she also made Strictly history as the first celebrity to get perfect 40s in all three of her dances.
During tonight’s moving scenes, many professionals reflected upon knowing the Love Island presenter and her talents on the ballroom floor.
Janette welled up in tears as she spoke about her favourite performance from Caroline.
“She had so many great moments on the show,” Janette said.
“I love the Charleston that she did with Pasha was probably tone of my favourite Charlestons I’ve ever seen, but I think for me the highlight was her show dance.
“She was very, very into it.
She added: “You can feel that she was just lost in that moment and she just wanted to dance her heart out and dance what she was feeling and dance with her everything.
“And I think as a dancer, and as a performer, you can’t ask for more then watching her do it. I was so proud of her.”
Caroline’s partner Pasha Kovalev also shared some moving words as he paid tribute to the late star.
“We saw how she transformed into that beautiful dancer with a big heart on her sleeve,” he said.
Craig Revel-Horwood also reflected on Caroline’s ‘phenomenal’ talents that saw her win the show.
“She could turn her hand to any style of dance and be incredible, to perform three dances in the final to that level is phenomenal,” he said.
The tearful scenes featured clips of Caroline’s breathtaking performances and many viewers quickly flooded social media with their own tributes.
Janette added: “I think these are memories that I’m going to hold really close to my heart for ever and ever.”