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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Aston Merrygold DROPS Janette Manrara in training

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Aston Merrygold dropped Janette Manrara in training for their risky new Strictly Come Dancing 2017 routine.

The pair topped the scoreboard in last weekend's first live show and are going all out again this week.

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Aston and Janette will dance the Salsa to Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber.

Chatting on It Takes Two, Janette insisted that training was going "awesome".

She explained: "We are having such a good time in rehearsals. We laugh, we work hard. It's week two and we're doing lifts. It's very early in the competition for lifts..."

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Perhaps too early, as host Zoe Ball then showcased a clip of Aston dropping Janette in the rehearsal room.

Janette explained: "We tried that lift literally three or four times back to back... none of them worked!"

Aston quipped: "She's a lot of muscle!"

Added Janette: "It's so much about the timing and coming together and doing it together, We're working on it a lot right now."

Meanwhile, Aston revealed how his own mum gave him a critical review following the first live show.

While the judges awarded the JLS singer a hefty 31 points out of 40, his Strictly fan mother had a lot to say.

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He said: "Strictly is her show, this is her show. She was like 'This, this and this was okay, but Janette did this and you need to do this'"

Aston went on to hit back at claims he had a strong advantage because of his boy band past.

"Of course I've had dance experience , I was in a boy band and used to throw a few tricks around and backflips," said Aston, who was also a judge on Sky1 show Got To Dance. "But I've never had training or college training or been to a dance class .

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"It's very different and Janette puts up with a lot. I'm slowly getting there, just trying to shift the bad habits."

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 returns to TV this Saturday night at 6:45PM on BBC One.

The first results air on Sunday night from 7:15PM.