OTI Mabuse has gained lots of fans since she joining Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. She returned to her roots on the BBC dance show in September. Here's the story of how the South African became one of the jewels in the BBC crown. Who is Oti Mabuse, how old is she and what is her background? Oti Mabuse is a 29-year-old professional dancer who rose to fame on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing is back on BBC1 tonight - follow our live blog for all the action and updates She was born in Pretoria, South Africa and unlike many of the Strictly family, Oti did not start her path to professional dancing from a young age.Oti studied civil engineering at university before embarking on a career in professional dancing, following in the footsteps of her sister Motsi - nine years her senior - who is a professional ballroom dancer. Since the start of her professional career, Oti has earned various awards including first place in the German Championship Freestyle Latin … [Read more...] about Who is Oti Mabuse, who is her Strictly 2019 partner and how old is she?
The Duchess of Cambridge is a "huge fan" of Strictly Come Dancing, her husband has revealed. The Duke of Cambridge was attending a star-studded gala marking the 50th anniversary of Centrepoint, the youth homelessness charity, when he met Strict's head judge Shirley Ballas and presenter Claudia Winkleman on Wednesday. “Why does Claudia never dance?” he asked. “I’m too creaky!” she replied, laughing. When Ballas, a Centrepoint ambassador, asked the Duke if he watched the long-running BBC series, he replied: “I have watched the show a couple of times. “Catherine is a huge fan and my mother-in-law loves it.” … [Read more...] about Duchess of Cambridge is ‘huge’ Strictly Come Dancing fan, her husband reveals
Her last performance with celebrity partner Chris Ramsey received mixed reviews on Saturday evening. But there were top marks all round as Karen Hauer got the thumbs up from approving onlookers while leaving Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show It Takes Two. The Venezuelan dancer drew attention to her lithe physique in a pair of form-fitting black leather trousers as she made her way towards a waiting car. Looking Rumba-ful: There were top marks all round as Karen Hauer got the thumbs up from approving onlookers while leaving Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show It Takes Two Continuing her look, Karen, 37, opted for a smart roll neck sweater, while raunchy knee length boots rounded things off. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'There are people starving': The Kardashians are branded... I'm A Celebrity: Kate Garraway, 52, looks incredible as she... Is H hiding in plain sight? Line Of Duty's Vicky McClure,... Inside Lucy Fallon's home: Coronation Street … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hauer displays her lithe physique in skintight leather trousers as she leaves It Takes Two
Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor: Celebrity have always been friendly rivals for Saturday night viewers. Now it seems the competition's set to be renewed as the BBC and ITV hits will go head to head in the same time slot. November 30th will see both shows battle it out for ratings during the 7:10pm slot. The two shows have generally managed to avoid overlap this year. It'll be the final for the celeb edition of X Factor - with judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh - which has seen it's first live show receive its lowest ever ratings with 2.95 million. Strictly's first live outing, meanwhile - with judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel-Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and newcomer Motsi Mabuse - earned a peak of 8.5 million and an average of 7.7 million - 1.5 million fewer viewers than 2018's first live show. A source told The Sun of the X Factor: "We are thrilled with the audience reaction to our fist live show, with the X Factor: Celebrity winning its slot among 16 to 34s … [Read more...] about Strictly and X Factor will go head to head in ratings war with same air time
Chris Ramsey's wife Rosie has admitted she has only seen her husband for three hours this week as he is busy training for Strictly Come Dancing's Blackpool show. The comedian, 33, has made it through to the next round but his hours of rehearsals means he has not got to spend much time with Rosie lately. She took to Instagram to share a video update with followers, saying: 'Morning, it's very early. I came all the way to London, saw my husband very briefly. Busy: Chris Ramsey's wife Rosie has admitted she has only seen her husband for three hours this week as he is busy training for Blackpool 'Went for dinner, went to bed, watched half an hour of Downton Abbey and now I'm just wondering, what is life? 'Chris is still in Strictly. Oh god. How did that happen, I swear... if he gets to the final... I can't believe he's still in it. Imagine if he makes it through to the final! RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Strictly Blackpool songs REVEALED with Michelle Visage … [Read more...] about Chris Ramsey’s wife Rosie admits she has only seen her husband for three hours this week as he is rehearsing nonstop for Strictly Come Dancing’s Blackpool week