Oti Mabuse's return to Strictly is confirmed

Jen Crothers
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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Oti Mabuse will be returning to Strictly Come Dancing this year, the BBC has announced.

The reigning two time champ (with Bill Bailey in 2020, and Kelvin Fletcher in 2019) was named earlier this month as a judge on The Masked Dancer, and now it's been confirmed she'll be back on the Strictly dancefloor too.

All our favourite dancers from the 2020 line up are returning - Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Janette Manrara, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, and Neil Jones.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

"We are so thrilled to be welcoming back our incredible line-up of professional dancers for 2021," says Sarah James, Executive Producer, BBC Studios. "Their passion and dedication for Strictly shone through more than ever last year as they all sacrificed so much to deliver an unforgettable series during unprecedented and challenging times.

Photo credit: Guy Levy - BBC
Photo credit: Guy Levy - BBC

"With so much talent returning to the ballroom, the 2021 series promises more show-stopping choreography, memorable performances and world class dancing."

Who'll be paired up with the celebrity contestants is yet to be announced, but whoever might end up with Oti has big shoes to fill!

Strictly Come Dancing returns this autumn

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