OTI Mabuse has wowed viewers and judges on Strictly Come Dancing, since she joined the show in 2015.
Has Oti Mabuse left Strictly Come Dancing?
Oti could “leave Strictly” according to reports – after replacing John Barrowman on Dancing On Ice.
In December 2022 it was announced that the professional dancer had joined the ITV ice panel alongside fellow judges Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Now Oti, who has won Strictly twice since she joined in 2015, could walk away from the BBC juggernaut following the huge signing.
Then in January 2022 it was announced that she would be the host of ITV’s new dating contest Romeo & Duet.
This will the third ITV show she will appear on this year, as Oti is likely to return as a judge on The Masked Dancer – a role she first took up in 2021 and bowled audiences over.
A TV insider told The Sun: “Strictly is the show that made her and it will always have a special place in her heart.
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“But discussions haven’t even started with the BBC about which pros will be on the programme this year.
“Meanwhile, ITV have shown their commitment to making Oti a star with a trio of prime- time programmes which are going to keep her very busy this year.”
What has Oti Mabuse said on joining Dancing on Ice?
Speaking to ITV about why she joined Dancing On Ice, Oti said: “Because it is the greatest show on ice!
“I love dance, I love all things dance. I’m really actually honoured to be on a show that celebrates dance.
“I think this country loves that. Britain celebrates that, it embraces that and I love being a part of that culture in any capacity.”
What else has Oti Mabuse starred on?
Oti had some experience of dancing on the telly prior to Strictly Come Dancing.
She took part in the German version of the BBC One show and moved to Germany to develop her professional career.
She is also a judge on the BBC talent show The Greatest Dancer.
Oti has appeared on Channel 4’s Celebrity Googlebox alongside her siblings, as well as on Celebrity MasterChef.