Oti Mabuse’s sweet friendship with Holly Willoughby is ‘kind and genuine’

There are three rules when girls grow up in the Mabuse family – be kind, be ambitious, and never let anyone tell you you can’t be anything you want to be.

It certainly explains the unstoppable motivations of former Strictly Oti star. And it explains why she has more jobs than even Bradley Walsh, who can’t afford to work on TV.

After taking a break from Seriousness at the end of December, Oti, 31, straight into the Dancing On Ice board, currently hosts Saturday primetime dating show Romeo and Duet, has her own BBC podcast and now is in the UK for her first- extensive solo dance tour, I Am Here.

When she takes “a day off,” it’s to shoot the upcoming series The Masked Dancer and run her dance school with husband Marius Iepure, 39.

Besides her determination is everyone’s enthusiastic support. Both traits can be traced back to early days.

Her father Peter is an attorney who fights for the underrepresented. Her mother Dudu is a teacher. They are adamant that their daughters shouldn’t let people’s attitudes about race, gender or anything else get in their way.

That is also the message that Oti sends to her female fans. “I’m a big power girl,” said smiling Oti in an interview for the new Pride of Britain podcast, adding: “It’s not that I hate men!”







Oti Mabuse started hosting her own dating show, Romeo and Duet, earlier this year
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She continued: “A lot of girls have written to me saying they want to stop ballet because their bodies don’t fit what a ballerina is.

“I tell them ‘Don’t give up on your dreams because of how you look or something you can’t control.’ As women, we really need to remind each other of that. We shouldn’t. pitted against another, but should be supported.”

Dancing On Ice host Holly Willoughby also shares the belief. “I have a crazy love for Holly,” Oti said. “She’s kind and fun and down-to-earth.

“We always tell each other how amazing we are and we’re doing an incredible job, and it’s been really helpful.

“I have nieces and I want them to feel like that’s enough… And I have sisters and I want them to feel like they’re enough and able to do anything.”

It’s her positive attitude to life that has made her – and her sister, Seriously Judge Motsi, 41 – famous. Oti is grateful for how things are going after Serious.

“I left the biggest show and now I’ve got three shows! It’s unbelievable,” she said on the audio and video podcast. “As a dancer and as a South African woman, I feel ‘Wow, what a livable country’.”







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Her schedule sounds exhausting. “I’m fine,” she laughed. “I’m taking vitamins… I love life. My legs, though… my legs are definitely tired.”

She put all her efforts into her solo tour. It opened in Cardiff, the same weekend as the Serious: The Professionals tour. There was no competition: she chose her actors to watch it, and her former co-stars would return the favor.

“When I started touring, I was very nervous,” she said. “But then the audience saw… For a long time, people always thought that women really don’t sell well, especially tours.

“Can do it, I feel very grateful. I love it, love it.”

She’s equally excited to host ITV’s Romeo and Duet, a concept Blind Date-esque but with vocals instead of questions.

From the matches so far, she probably won’t buy a hat anytime soon but at least she was hit by Cupid’s arrow.

“I’ve been giving presentations for a while, but to put on my own show? It’s one of those moments where you just say, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe God allows these things. This happened to me’.

“I’m tired going home but happy because I’m doing something I’ve fallen madly in love with.”







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Oti was born in 1990 during the Apartheid era. She grew up in Mabopane, a town 45 minutes from Pretoria, with Motsi and their sister Phemelo, now 35. The trio were seen together on Celebrity Gogglebox.

In her early 20s, Oti was an eight-time South African Latin dance champion, and after earning a degree in civil engineering, followed Sister Motsi to Germany, where she appeared on the Serious version.

Then Oti met her German dance partner (and now husband of 8 years) Marius and moved to the UK, joining Serious in 2015. She finished second with Danny Mac in 2016, and won in 2019 with Kelvin Fletcher and again in 2020 with Bill Bailey.

Oti wants to live abroad also because of her parents, who still live in South Africa.

She said: “Growing up, we understood our position. Racism in South Africa wasn’t hidden. And it wasn’t subtle. Before 1994, you couldn’t really travel to any place. anywhere as free as you want.”

“I guess that’s why Motsi and I now live abroad, because our father always said, ‘I can’t even leave this country. If you do it’s because you’re a living person. exile. So let’s travel, let’s explore the world”. “







Oti is best known for having been a dancer on the show Strictly, with her having won the show twice, including with Bill Bailey (right)
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Their mother Dudu made sure the girls had a chance to dance she never had – black people weren’t even allowed to be on the dance floor with their white friends when she was a teenager. year.

So when Dudu had young daughters and saw that there was no one to teach black kids dance in her area, she opened a dance class at the school where she worked and part-time jobs to pay for it. for the instructor.

“My mother fought and died for all of us,” said Oti. “If someone tells her ‘no’, she will say, ‘I don’t understand no.’ She will also say, ‘As a girl, especially, it’s important that you have direction and ambition. . You can’t just stick to one Thing’.”

That’s why Oti has had a multifaceted career as a dancer, teacher, presenter and judge of Dancing On Ice.







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Meanwhile, her father has reminded her to “be humble, grateful and kind” – especially to fans.

“I’m so lucky to be my parents,” Oti smiled. By the time she was in secondary school, the feeling in South Africa was about “forgiveness” and “unity”, but not forgetting.

“We all learn from the past. If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know what you’re fighting for or who you’re inspiring,” she said.

But despite the initial difficulties in South Africa, Oti loved his homeland very much. “We come from deep, deep, deep Africa, like we have nowhere to go,” she said.

“And I love it. I could simply go back to South Africa and live in a place where there’s nothing and it’ll be fine.” With all the offers to fly in, she hopes to not fly away anywhere, anytime.

For tickets for the I Am Here tour, visit www.otimabuse.com.

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