Strictly's Motsi Mabuse is Prima's October cover star

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Photo credit: Dan Kennedy - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Dan Kennedy - Hearst Owned

In this month's issue of Prima, we have the fabulous Motsi Mabuse as our cover star ahead of her return to Strictly Come Dancing's judging panel, where she's become known for her sense of fun.

Motsi opens up about her tough childhood in South Africa and how she discovered dance, eventually rising up the ranks. She candidly chats about joining Strictly Come Dancing and how her sister Oti– a former professional dancer on the show – had some worries.

As for the rest of the Strictly panel, Motsi tells us she gets on well with everyone. "I’ve looked up to Shirley [Ballas] my whole life, Craig [Revel Horwood] has so much experience and Anton [Du Beke] is so much fun," she says.

Motsi also discusses finding balance between work and family life with her partner, Evgenij Voznyuk, and their four-year-old daughter, as well as what her next steps will be.

Photo credit: (C)2022 DAN KENNEDY - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: (C)2022 DAN KENNEDY - Hearst Owned

Talking of glitz and glamour, we're also celebrating 50 years of ABBA in our October issue. They've certainly come a long way since their Eurovision win in 1974. We dive into old pictures of the Swedish legends and their infamous outfits.

You'll spot a sprinkle of 70s style in our fashion pages too, with knitted vests and wide leg jeans becoming a modern classic must-have for your autumn wardrobe.

Elsewhere, the magazine is packed with plenty of advice – from fun craft projects and autumn knitting patterns to delicious bakes from culinary queen Nadiya Hussain.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we've put together a six-page special featuring tips on checking your breasts, from Dr Sarah Jarvis, as well as stories from inspiring women as they face cancer diagnoses.

One story comes from a member of our Prima team, Vicky Deacon, who has been undergoing breast cancer treatment for a second time. Vicky says that coping doesn't always mean having to put on a brave face and that it's okay to admit that having cancer is tough.

Author Heather Morris also shares a powerful message in our October issue. After sharing many moving stories, she says, "By listening – truly listening – we are opening ourselves up to finding out about so many stories waiting to be heard."

We hope you find Prima's October issue inspirational and empowering. So, go on, brew a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy reading!

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