Strictly Come Dancing: Motsi Mabuse is ‘excited’ by her mother’s comments on her judging

Motsi Mabuse was “upset” by her mother’s criticism of her assessment Be sure to come dancesaid her sister Oti.

The South African dancer followed suit Strict Judges in 2019, the same year Oti first won the Glitterball Trophy with partner Kelvin Fletcher.

Oti won again the following year with comedian Bill Bailey but dropped out in fifth place the following year with Ugo Monye.

Appears on Saturday night (November 19) in the episode ofThe Jonathan Ross ShowDancer Oti – who joined the show – described how her mum wasn’t impressed when she saw Motsi criticize Oti on screen.

“The first two years were great, Bill [Bailey] was amazing,” she said. “The last one didn’t go so well. When [my mum] was like, ‘What’s up? Who are these people? Who are these judges? What do you know?

“Motsi said, ‘Mom, what are you talking about?’ Motsi said: ‘I went from the firstborn daughter to ‘these judges’.’ She was very upset, she got emotional and I just kept writing to Motsi, ‘I don’t think you should come home for Christmas you know.’ I had so much fun making jokes about it.”

Describing her mother, Oti added: “She didn’t stay out of it. She is very protective. So if you’re trolling us, understand that my mom is watching you troll us.

“She answers everyone. She is in the Strict Group chats, she’s in the dancing on ice group chats, Masked Dancer… we literally say, ‘Mom, get off social media!’”

Oti has gone Strict Earlier this year and now judges dancing on ice and The Masked Dancer.

When asked who her pick would be to win this year’s series of the dance competition show, which heads to Blackpool this week, she suggested Hamza Yassin or Tyler West.

The Jonathan Ross Show airs on ITV on Saturday 19 November at 10.10pm. Strictly Come Dancing: Motsi Mabuse is ‘excited’ by her mother’s comments on her judging


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