Who is Oti Mabuse? Strictly and Celebrity MasterChef dancer's partner sister and more facts revealed

5 August 2019, 16:52 | Updated: 5 August 2019, 16:56

Oti Mabuse
Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

Oti Mabuse is one of the most popular professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing, and she's back for another series in 2019.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Who's taking part?

Not only that, but Oti will be among the celebrities taking part in this year's Celebrity MasterChef!

Here's your handy guide to the talented dancer:

  1. Who is Oti Mabuse?

    Oti Mabuse is a South African professional Latin American and ballroom dancer.

    Oti won the South African Latin American Championship eight times, after which she moved to Germany.

    In 2015 and 2016, Oti appeared as a professional dancer in the German version of Strictly. Also in 2015, she joined Strictly. Her best result so far was finishing second with Danny Mac in 2016.

    In 2018, she also signed up as a judge on the BBC's The Greatest Dancer competition, alongside Matthew Morrison and Cheryl.

    The Greatest Dancer
    The Greatest Dancer. Picture: BBC
  2. Oti Mabuse partner: Is she married?

    Oti is married to Romanian dancer Marius Lepure.

    The 36-year-old is a ballroom dancer, and he previously performed on Strictly in 2017 as a backing dancer.

  3. Who is Oti Mabuse's sister?

    Oti's sister Motsi Mabuse
    Oti's sister Motsi Mabuse. Picture: Getty

    Oti's older sister Motsi Mabuse is also a professional ballroom dancer, and she also participated in the German version of Strictly.

    After two years as a dancer on the show, Motsi became one of the judges.

    For 2019, Motsi joined Strictly herself as a brand new judge, replacing the outgoing Darcey Bussell. This means Oti will find herself being judged by her own sister!

  4. Oti Mabuse age: How old is she?

    Oti was born on August 8, 1990.

    She celebrated her 29th birthday in 2019.

Meet all the Strictly professional dancers:

- AJ Pritchard
- Alijaz Skorjanec
- Amy Dowden
- Anton du Beke
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Janette Manrara
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Clifton
- Katya Jones
- Kevin Clifton
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Oti Mabuse