Strictly’s Sara Davies beams as she leaves rehearsals with pro Aljaz Skorjanec… after being told by his wife Janette to ‘treat him like he’s yours’
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Sara Davies and her professional partner Aljaz Skorjanec looked in high spirits as they left their rehearsal studio in London on Thursday.
It was no wonder Sara couldn’t keep the smile off her face after revealing she had been given permission from Aljaž’s wife Janette Manrara to replicate Katya Jones and Adam Peaty’s near-kiss which shocked Strictly viewers last Saturday.
Dragon’s Den panelist Sara, 37, kept things comfy in a grey roll-neck sweater, which she teamed up with a pair of grey leopard print leggings and a matching pink top.
Beaming: Strictly’s Sara Davies was unable to wipe away her smile as she was joined by dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec while leaving a London rehearsal studio on Thursday
Sara kept her heels confined to the dance studio as she strolled alongside Aljaz in a pair of comfortable white trainers.
Aljaz also seemed chirpy as he shot a thumbs up towards onlookers while clad in a black-and-white houndstooth wool coat.
He layered the number over an all-black ensemble and wheeled a red suitcase along with him.
Following soon afterwards was professional dancer Johannes Radebe – who is paired with John Whaite – who looked to be in high spirits while clad in a patchwork leather jacket.
Trendy: Dragon’s Den panelist Sara, 37, kept things comfy in a grey roll-neck sweater, while Aljaz looked stylish in a black-and-white houndstooth wool coat
Wild thing: Sara donned a pair of grey leopard print leggings and a matching pink top
Suave: Aljaz paired his coat with an all-black ensemble and white trainers for rehearsals
Looking good: Following soon afterwards was professional dancer Johannes Radebe, who appeared to be in high spirits while clad in a patchwork leather jacket
It comes after Sara told MailOnline that Aljaž’s’s wife Janette had urged her to replicate Katya and Adam’s shocking near-kiss during their Argentine Tango last week.
The businesswoman was told to treat the professional dancer ‘like he’s your own’ by the new It Takes Two host, who spurred her by saying: ‘I’m good with it, your husband is good with it, you have to be good with it.’
Entrepreneur Sara, who’s been married for 14 years and shares two children with husband Simon, added that she refuses to hold back this week when she performs an intimate rendition of the Rumba with Aljaž to Shania Twain’s You’re Still The One.
She said: ‘At the start of the series knowing I had to do a Rumba I was thinking oh my God I’m dreading when I have to do that. I thought how am I going to do that?
‘I’ve made friends with his wife as well; millions of people are going to be watching, how am I going to pull that off?’
‘I have to embrace it’: It comes after Sara told MailOnline she had been given permission from Aljaž’s wife Janette Manrara to replicate Katya Jones and Adam Peaty’s near-kiss which shocked Strictly viewers last Saturday
She added: ‘But because we’re in week five and I have become such great friends and I’m so close with him I now know that if I don’t give it my all and don’t perform it like that I’m going to let him down. The feeling of letting him down is so much worse than that little bit of letting myself go.
‘Janette gave me a right talking to about it. She said, “look Sara, you’re going to have to look into his eyes and imagine that my husband is actually your husband and imagine it’s Simon and dance it like it’s him.”
‘She said “I’m good with it, Simon is good with it, you have to be good with it.”‘
‘I’m so close with him’: Sara was told to treat Aljaž ‘like he’s your own’ by Janette (pictured) who spurred her by saying: ‘I’m good with it, your husband is good with it’
Sara even revealed she has approval from dancer Janette’s mum who warned her not to ‘spoil’ the routine known for its sensual hip movements by being hesitate.
She added: ‘Her mum was on FaceTime and talking to me in her native tongue and Janette was translating and she was saying “you’ve just got to go for it, don’t hold back or you’ll spoil the dance.”
‘Aljaž’s mother-in-law has told me I have to embrace this so I can’t let anyone down.’
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7:05pm and Sunday at 7:10pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Feeling good: Entrepreneur Sara, who’s been married for 14 years and shares two children with husband Simon, added that she refuses to hold back this week (pictured on week one with Aljaz)