Welcome to the show: Strictly Come Dancing reveal their new judge

Strictly Come Dancing have announced their new judge and we are so thrilled for her.

The BBC confirmed that Motsi Mabuse will replace Darcey Bussell on the dancing show.

Motsi is a former German Latin Champion and South African Champion.

She has previously worked as a judge on Germany's version of Strictly called Let's Dance. She is also the sister of professional dancer Oti Mabuse.

Motsi Mabuse gushed about her new role: “I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the Strictly judging panel. I have so much respect and admiration for the other three judges and hope to add my own bit of sparkle to the show. I can’t wait to get started!”

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says: “Motsi is a brilliant addition to the show. She is a wonderful dancer in her own right and already has years of experience as a judge under her belt. We’re all looking forward to welcoming her to the Strictly family.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sarah James, Executive Producer of Strictly says: "I am incredibly excited that Motsi Mabuse is joining the show. Motsi's natural warmth, energy and passion for dance makes her the perfect addition to our esteemed judging panel."

Motsi will join fellow judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli when Strictly Come Dancing returns this autumn.

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