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Welcome our new Strictly Judge Motsi Mabuse!

Today we are thrilled to reveal that Motsi Mabuse, former German Latin Champion and South African Champion will be joining our judging panel when the show returns in the Autumn.

Motsi is already an established Judge on Germany’s version of Strictly, Lets Dance, since 2011, after joining the show as a dancer in 2007. She is also the sister of our very own Strictly pro Oti Mabuse. Born in South Africa Motsi was expected to become a lawyer and join the family law firm but her passion for dance took over whilst she was studying at the University of Pretoria.

Motsi Mabuse says: “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.”

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."

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