Oti Mabuse may have left seriously, but she’s back as host of Romeo & Duet on ITV – and we’ve taken a look at her close relationship with her two sisters
We’d love to see Motsi and Oti together onscreen in the movie Seriously Come Dance Together – but it shows that it hasn’t always been easy for the sisters.
Oti has been one of the stars of Serious since 2015 but left the show sensationally, leaving fans lamented that she would not be returning.
But that might make it easier for the Mabuse sisters – as they’ve previously banned themselves from socializing over fears they could be accused of bias.
Motsi, 41, took part in the BBC’s gold show in 2019 – with fans wondering how they would manage the awkward arrangement as she criticized her sister’s moves.
So far, the pundits have agreed to ignore each other while the show is going to avoid any complaints – even though the show has been on the air for months.
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And to avoid any accusations of bias or ‘correction’, the sisters agreed to forgive each other when they appeared together on the show – despite the strict airing for months.
Oti previously told The Sun: “We are very professional and, to be fair to people, that needs to be.
“I only really saw her on Saturdays when she was critiquing. Kelvin and I didn’t really talk to her either, because we were too busy. “
The show’s production team didn’t even inform Oti that her sister would be joining the show before the big announcement.
She said: “I only knew on the day Motsi was announced, because the production didn’t tell me anything. They did what they did and they did what was best for the show.
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“Besides, I can’t control it. I know how amazing Motsi is and when I see her in that capacity, I’m proud of her.”
Motsi also has prior experience rating her sister, when she appeared in the Let’s Dance chart, the German version of the show Serious, in 2015, where Oti was a professional dancer.
“We have to talk about Oti making her journey and if she comes to a point where she has a chance to win this and she feels I just want it because my sister is there, it wouldn’t be a big deal for her. to celebrate. I wouldn’t want to take that away from her,” she said.
“I really need to be fair and she’s going to get what everyone else is getting. We’re on different roads and the important thing is that I don’t think anyone should be bigger than the show and the thing. It’s important that everyone is very professional.”
Meanwhile, the sisters have a third sister, Phemelo, who avoids the limelight and now works as a mechanical engineer.
She briefly appeared with her sisters on Celebrity Gogglebox in 2019.
Appearing with Jonathan Ross, Oti was asked who was a better dancer besides herself and Motsi – and she had a surprising answer.
She admitted, “Honestly, we have another sister, the middle sister, she’s the better dancer. She’s really good.
“She’s a mechanical engineer [now]. She designs windmills that generate electricity from the wind in South Africa. “
But like her sisters – she competed in dance competitions as a child, winning titles at Latin America & Ballroom in the Juvenile, Teen and Youth categories.
She has represented South Africa four times at the World Dance Sports Championships.
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She describes herself on Instagram as ‘complete teammate, nerd, MBA graduate, MTB [motorbike] racers, swimmers, triathletes, fitness enthusiasts’.
The trio grew up in apartheid South Africa, with Motsi previously calling their childhood “very sad”.
“I’m so grateful to the world of dance because if I had grown up only with the South African bitterness of our miserable childhoods, and I had never experienced the love of the dance world, then maybe I was a very sad person,” she told The Mirror.
“The dance world is where I feel accepted as a person.”
She also said on Loose Women while looking at her childhood photo: “We’re in the middle of a racist and racist regime and we have to learn how to fight, so if you look at the girl That little girl, she has to learn to fight from the get-go – this is going to be a tough life she’s going to live.”
But Phemelo wasn’t the only sister who initially pursued an academic career.
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