Oti Mabuse to front new dating show on ITV

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  • Oti Mabuse
    South African professional Latin American and ballroom dancer
Oti Mabuse to host new ITV dating show credit:Bang Showbiz
Oti Mabuse to host new ITV dating show credit:Bang Showbiz

Oti Mabuse is to front a new dating show on ITV.

The 31-year-old 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional is set to become a match-making host on ITV's 'Romeo & Duet'.

The new series sees "musical matchmaking as single love seekers stand on a breathtaking balcony and are serenaded by potential love matches that they can hear, but not see."

In a statement, Oti said: "I’m so excited to be part of 'Romeo & Duet'. It’s always been a dream of mine to host so this is a real pinch me moment, and it's a blessing for me to finally be able to share this news. I honestly can’t wait to get started! It’s about love with a little bit of a twist and showcase of talent, it’s fresh and fun, and I hope everyone’s going to love it as much as I do."

News of Oti's latest job comes after she was confirmed as a replacement judge for John Barrowman on 'Dancing On Ice', while she also held a judging role on 'The Masked Dancer'.

It's not certain whether Oti will return to BBC One's 'Strictly' as a dancer.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "'Strictly' is the show that made her and it will always have a special place in her heart. But discussions haven’t even started with the BBC about which pros will be on the programme this year.

"Meanwhile, ITV have shown their commitment to making Oti a star with a trio of prime-time programmes which are going to keep her very busy this year.

"Crucially, the latest sees her take on a presenting role, whereas she’s previously been part of larger teams on her other TV shows."

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