As a shock to followers and her fellow dancers, Oti Mabuse had introduced that she was leaving Strictly Come Dancing. She had been eager about the transfer for a very long time.
Oti had been eager to attempt one thing new, though she had at all times cherished dancing. Afterwards, she had roles on Steph’s Packed Lunch and as a panellist on The Greatest Dancer and Dancing on Ice. She felt able to go it alone after that.
When she talks about her new present, Romeo & Duet, she says, “I’m challenging myself, you know? I’m going to learn a duet with these people, and I’m going to do it blindfolded.” I wished to develop, however I did not know the way to try this. So that I can do different issues, like do a sports activities present or a dancing present.
“I was on Morning Live. As long as all these things go well, I hope I can do them and show that part of myself at the shows. As a result, I think it was about growing outside of dancing.”
On prime of that, Oti says she hasn’t run out of recommendation since giving up the BBC present. My work with Dermot [O’Leary] was very shut to one another. He got here in as soon as and taught me work with an autocue. He confirmed me learn it, change it, and so forth. I texted him on a regular basis! She has additionally made a giant distinction.
Oti additionally has the help of her husband, a Romanian dancer named Marius Lepure, 39, who she met at a dance audition in Germany in 2014. They married final yr.
Wed: Marius and his new spouse moved to London collectively in 2015, and he was a part of the Strictly professional line-up for the 2017 present. While he was on the present for less than a short while, his spouse had plenty of success and have become the primary skilled to win two years in a row. She received with Kelvin Fletcher in 2019 and Bill Bailey the subsequent yr, making her the primary individual to try this.
It’s true that Oti would not thoughts having a sing-along with a widely known individual.
Endless Love by Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey could be a sensible choice for a duet if I needed to sing one. I’d sing it with somebody. When I used to be a child, this was a factor. I’d do it with Zac Efron. Now, I do not actually have anybody who I’d say, “Oh, you’re my celebrity crush.” But I do do not forget that High School Musical was a giant hit. I cherished that.
During Strictly, the costume staff would make the dancers and their superstar companions look nice of their fancy garments.
A brand new present will not let her down. She had a lot enjoyable selecting out her garments.
As Oti tells it, “I had a great stylist named Carl, and Amanda Holden and Alex Scott also have stylists named Carl.”
“He came to my house with a whole rack of clothes.” You had to decide on a color that may look good collectively. That’s one more reason I did not need to decide a costume that seemed so misplaced, as a result of the present is not about me. It’s all concerning the contestants.”