Motsi Mabuse is reportedly returning to Strictly Come Dancing
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The 38-year-old star – whose sister Oti won the most recent series of BBC’s Latin and ballroom competition alongside celebrity partner Kelvin Fletcher – joined the panel last year, and it’s said she has been invited back for another run in 2020.
An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column:
‘Producers were delighted with Motsi because she brought so much to the table, with plenty of glamour, opinion and humour.
‘They’re really happy with the line-up so want to keep the chemistry. Bosses also want to expand her brand to other show formats, like Oti has with The Greatest Dancer.
‘The pair also proved they could be professional together on screen, despite being siblings, and nipping potential favouritism issues in the bud’.
Motsi – who previously appeared on Let’s Dance, the German version of Strictly Come Dancing – looks to be rejoining fellow judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas when the show returns later this year.
She recently said:
‘When Darcey Bussell left I was in Germany and called my sister to ask what was happening and we were joking that they should call me. And then they did!
‘At first, I was like, “I am so honoured, this is such amazing news,” and then I was like, “I don’t want to do it, this is too much,” then I was like, “I want to do it.”
‘Then, when they called me again and told me I was still in the race, I asked them to send me a text and not call again because I couldn’t handle the pressure. They didn’t send a text, they actually came and said, “Welcome to the BBC.”‘.