Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse has confessed she burst into tears at her first costume fitting for the show because she feared her 28GG breasts were too big.
The 28-year-old professional dancer opens up about body confidence and how dancing on the BBC show in a sequinned bra has helped learn to love her 28GG breasts.
Mabuse told Lorraine: “Strictly opened a lot of doors to me. I remember fitting my first bra and I was crying. I was like, this looks so bad and I look so massive compared to the other girls. Nobody picked on me for it and no one discriminated against me for it and nobody said anything in a negative way and I think that helped me and my self esteem and my nerves about being out in a bra with sequins on.”
The Latin and Ballroom dancer is Lorraine Kelly’s first guest in a new segment called Body Confidential.
Mabuse revealed: “My body lessons start with these boobs. I am a 28GG.
“All my family has always had big boobs. I was hitting puberty way before other girls were. As a 12 year-old girl going in and saying ‘I’m looking for a B cup’, that kind of sounds unrealistic. I’m lucky that my mum has the same issue and she was able to teach me how to deal with it. As a young girl I was always wearing jersies over it.”
And the Strictly star - who was last year paired with cricketer Graeme Swann on the celebrity talent show - admitted she often suffers shoulder, neck and back pain and well-fitted bra can make all the difference.
Mabuse explained: “Most shops cater for everyday women but in my case I don’t have an everyday body.
“We all come in different shapes and sizes and I think it’s really important we all embrace and celebrate the skin that we’re in. It is you after all and I think that’s really special.”
Mabuse appears on Lorraine tomorrow on ITV from 8.30am