Janette Manrara of Strictly Come Dancing has admitted that the paralympic hope of Will Bayley after a knee injury & # 39; in the air & # 39; is.
The table tennis player, 31, was forced to bend out of the BBC series after sustaining a knee injury during rehearsals for the Halloween week.
His strict dance partner Janette, 35, appeared on Jeremy Vine on 5, where she told how Will is not sure if he can participate in the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020.
Interview: Strictly Come Dancing & Janette Manrara, 35, has admitted that Will Bayley & # 39; s Paralympic hope & # 39; in the air & # 39; is after his knee injury
She said: & # 39; It still hangs a little in the air. I really talk to him every day and his knee is getting stronger and he has the best team that can take care of him now, so crossing fingers everything goes well and he goes to Tokyo and he wins. & # 39;
Janette added that the & # 39; devastating & # 39; was for the couple when Will was forced to bow out of the show because he had worked so hard.
& # 39; It was really devastating for us because he did so well, & # 39; she said. & # 39; We could just have done that great contemporary routine last week, it was his highest score, it was phenomenal.
& # 39; I was just very sad that we had to finish our journey, but that moment happened to us in the moon.
Accident: the table tennis player, 31, was forced to bow out of the BBC series after sustaining injury during Halloween week rehearsals (shown in October 2019)
& # 39; Will came to the show to make a statement that anything is possible. If you put your determination and your whole heart into something, you can really do it. & # 39;
Strictly speaking bosses confirmed that Will withdrew from the competition with a statement: & # 39; Unfortunately, Will Bayley is leaving Strictly Come Dancing due to last week's injury. & # 39;
Will went on and said: & # 39; I am moved that my Strictly journey had to come to an end. I thought it was great to be part of the show and I am so grateful for the phenomenal support we have received.
Janette said: & # 39; It's still a bit in the air. I really talk to him every day and his knee gets stronger and he has the best team possible to take care of him & # 39;
& # 39; I especially want to thank Janette for believing in me and giving me confidence to believe in myself.
& # 39; The things we have achieved, from the choice dance of our couple to the lifts in our salsa, will stay with me forever. I've had the time of my life. & # 39;
Janette added: & # 39; Absolutely broken that Will and I cannot keep dancing.
& # 39; We have made incredible memories that I will never forget, and I am happy to have shared them with such an inspiring person that I can now call a friend for life. & # 39;
Injury: Janette added that the & # 39; devastating & # 39; was for the couple when Will was forced to bow out of the show because he had worked so hard (photo in October 2019)
Will suffered the horrible knee injury when he was preparing to dance the jive with Janette, and in images obtained by The sun, the table tennis champion can be seen screaming in pain after falling to the floor.
During the week's show, the images of Will & # 39; s injury were not shown, and instead viewers saw a glimpse of the star lying on the floor surrounded by crew members, while Will explained the extent of his injuries.
In the VT he said: & # 39; I jumped off a table and while I landed, I landed with my legs straight. I thought I broke my leg because I never felt anything like that. & # 39;
Janette added: & # 39; I was just very sad that we had to finish our journey, but in the moon that moment happened for us & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Hearing the words that I absolutely can't dance was just very bad for me. But I have to recover now and come back even stronger next week. & # 39;
Will's injury came just a week after he left viewers in tears with an emotional contemporary routine that came after he spoke frankly about the diagnosis of blood cancer when he was only seven years old.
His arthrogryposis affects all four of his limbs and causes multiple bent joints from birth. It usually results in stiff joints and muscle weakness.
Will learned to play table tennis when his grandmother bought him a table after his cancer diagnosis.
He became a member of the local club at the age of 12 and represented the strong men's team of Kent before winning the gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Will said: & # 39; I loved being part of the show and am so grateful for the phenomenal support we received & # 39; (shown in November 2019)
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