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17 September 2021, 17:05
Strictly Come Dancing is back once again for another thrilling series in 2021!
Oti Mabuse is one of the many returning Strictly professional dancers, and here is a handy guide to the talented star:
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.
Oti is married to Romanian dancer Marius Lepure.
He is a ballroom dancer, and he previously performed on Strictly in 2017 as a backing dancer.
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.
Oti was born on August 8, 1990.
She celebrated her 31st birthday in 2021.
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