Entertainment & Arts 22 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49075803 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Motsi Mabuse, elder sister of Strictly Come Dancing star Oti, has been named as Dame Darcey Bussell's replacement … [Read more...] about Motsi Mabuse to replace Darcey as Strictly judge
Motsi Mabuse was in a backstage scrap after marking a contestant down, it's claimed. The pro dancer, who has just been announced as the new Strictly Come Dancing judge, was allegedly confronted by the agent of one of the contestants on German show Let's Dance, which she also judges. She gave German actress Sophia Thomalla a nine on her final dance, a point which cost her winning the show. While Motsi, 38, explained it was because she danced barefoot, this answer was reportedly not good enough for Sophia's manager Alain Midzic. Alain is said to have confronted her and her then husband Timo Kulczak in the lobby of the Savoy Hotel in Cologne in 2013 and things got "aggressive". A source told The Sun : "Alain thought Motsi shouldn’t have marked Sophia down. He told her the remarks she made were ‘nonsense’. "He was very aggressive, so Timo told him to shut up and gave him the middle finger. From there the situation escalated badly.” The two men allegedly … [Read more...] about New Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse in furious ‘backstage scrap’
Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 22/07/2019, 4:42 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Motsi Mabuse is a professional dancer and judge who will bring experience to the panel of Strictly Come Dancing. The older sister of ballroom star Oti is no stranger to TV, and has enjoyed a parallel career to that of her fellow dancer. Mabuse made a name for herself on the German version of Strictly, Let’s Dance. The South African first performed on the show for two series from 2007, she then joined the judging panel of the dance show in 2011. The 38-year-old dancer was born in Mankwe, now part South Africa, and brought up in Pretoria. In her youth, she and her family endured the final years of the apartheid system. In the late 90s, Mabuse finished school and set out to study law at the University Of Pretoria. Her long love of dance diverted her from her planned legal career with the family firm, and the Latin expert rose to the top of the … [Read more...] about Who is new Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse?
Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 22/07/2019, 5:21 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Oti Mabuse has led messages celebrating the appointment of her sister Motsi as a new Strictly Come Dancing judge. Motsi Mabuse is an experienced professional dancer and judge who has enjoyed a TV career on the German Strictly equivalent, Let’s Dance. Her younger sister Oti has led the messages welcoming the incoming judge, who will replace Dame Darcey Bussell. She has reacted excitably to the announcement on Twitter, posting: “Yayyyy!!!! Da da da dadada daaaaa- da dada da da.” Other Strictly dancers joined in the joyful reaction to Mabuse becoming part of the judging panel. Neil Jones wrote: “Congratulations to @MOTSI_MABUSE who has just been announced as the new judge on @bbcstrictly she is one the greatest female dancers of her time and I can’t wait to welcome her to our Strictly family.” He added on Instagram: … [Read more...] about Strictly stars welcome new judge Motsi Mabuse
Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 22/07/2019, 4:08 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Motsi Mabuse has been confirmed as the new judge on Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC has announced. The 38-year-old South African dancer is the older sister of Strictly professional Oti, who has been on the BBC One series since 2015. She has been a judge on the German version of Strictly Come Dancing, called Let’s Dance, since 2011 after joining the show as a dancer in 2007. In a statement, she said: “I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the Strictly judging panel. I have so much respect and admiration for the other three judges and hope to add my own bit of sparkle to the show. I can’t wait to get started!” Sarah James, executive producer of Strictly, added: “I am incredibly excited that Motsi Mabuse is joining the show. “Motsi’s natural warmth, energy and passion for dance makes her the perfect addition … [Read more...] about Motsi Mabuse announced as new judge on Strictly Come Dancing