Janette Manrara made headlines this week as she made her return to the screen as part of the presenting team on BBC’s Morning Live. Her decision to return to work has ignited a fiery parenting debate among her fans, coming just six weeks after she welcomed her baby daughter with husband Aljaz Skorjanec. Manrara had previously confirmed her comeback to the Strictly spin-off show, It Takes Two, later in the year.
Parenting Debate Ignites as Janette Manrara Returns to Work Just 6 Weeks After Giving Birth
The dancer had been open with her followers about the challenges of motherhood, but that didn’t deter her from resuming her presenting duties. Manrara sparked the debate when she shared an adorable snapshot of her husband cradling their daughter Lyra while watching her on TV.
In the caption, Manrara expressed her joy at being back on Morning Live and how special it was for her daughter, Lyra (Rose), to see her in action for the first time with her cousins. She added that the moment melted her heart and she couldn’t wait to spend the day cuddling her baby. Manrara also gave a shoutout to all the working moms, showing solidarity and triumph.
However, her determination to return to work so soon after childbirth has prompted some followers to accuse her of rushing back and attempting to normalize moms returning to work when their newborns are only a few weeks old. In the comments section, one fan expressed concern about the timing, believing it might be too soon, especially given Manrara’s apparent comfortable living situation. Another commenter wished that celebrities wouldn’t set this example, as many moms might not be physically or emotionally ready for such a quick return.
A third comment encouraged Manrara to take more time and emphasized the importance of cherishing these early moments with her baby. One follower questioned why she was back at work so soon, particularly since she mentioned that her incision hadn’t healed yet.
Despite the criticism, many fans rallied to support Manrara’s decision, welcoming her return to the screen. One fan praised her for coming back, while her Morning Live co-star, Rav Wilding, expressed his excitement at having her back on the show.
Janette Manrara has yet to publicly address these concerned comments, but the mixed reactions highlight the ongoing debate about balancing work and motherhood, especially in the public eye.