Oti Mabuse Quits 'Strictly Com...


Oti Mabuse Quits 'Strictly Come Dancing' After Seven Years

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

11:26 22 Feb 2022

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"Never easy to say goodbye"

Oti Mabuse is leaving Strictly Come Dancing.

The professional dancer, who has been a part of the show for seven years, announced the news on social media.

"Never easy to say goodbye I have been part of the most amazing TV show, Strictly Come Dancing for the past seven years and it has been an incredible time," she said.

"Lifting the glitter ball twice and having the best journey with all my celebrities, but also meeting and working with the best team, crew, producers, celebs and incredible professional dancers!

"You are my family and I adore you all forever. Thank you @sarahjamesface @jack.will.g and @jasongilkison for truly believing in me."

She added: "I’m honestly so grateful to The BBC and will always remember that Strictly and BBC brought me to the UK - which I now call home and I have learnt and grown so much. - Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

"I can’t put in to words how difficult this decision has been, but I have decided not to return for the next series.

"Dance will always be my first love and to everyone, my family especially, friends, strictly fans and judges who have been my support throughout my strictly journey, thank you for being incredible! You are irreplaceable in my heart and have made everyday unforgettable! I love you."

Ending the post, she wrote: "I will always Keeeep Dancing! and I will never forget my amazing Strictly experience! Lots of Love Oti xxx."

Mabuse recently joined Dancing On Ice as a judge.

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