This year she was partnered by DJ Melvin Odoom, who was voted out of the competition in the first week of the current series, leaving Manrara feeling "out of the loop" in the contest. However, she said she does still chat with him.
Manrara also described the show as "a rocking rollercoaster" and told Paul Ross that no one expected Ed Balls to be as good as he is.
Len Goodman has announced that he will be leaving the judging panel after this series, and the dancer believes whoever joins the panel will mark a new chapter for the show.
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