'Strictly' pro Motsi Mabuse's Ukrainian in-laws living with her now 'forever'

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Watch: Motsi Mabuse says her Ukrainian in-laws may have to live with her permanently to stay safe

Motsi Mabuse has revealed that her in-laws are likely to live with her permanently after the recent destruction of their neighbour's home in Ukraine.

Appearing on This Morning on Wednesday, the Strictly Come Dancing judge said that the parents of her husband Ukrainian dancer Evgenij Voznyuk have moved into their home in Germany and may stay there indefinitely as the Russian invasion in their country roars on.

She told host Phillip Schofield: "Their [the neighbours] house is gone, they live with us now, we are thinking for forever.

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"It affects us all when you see those pictures. I think if you're a human being and you see this happening to people, it affects you. But when it affected my husband so much, I didn't think it would affect me so much."

The dancer explained that she has been doing her bit to support the people of Ukraine, including selling candles and donating the profits and using social media to raise awareness.

Motsi Mabuse and her husband Evgenij Voznyuk have been doing their bit to help Ukrainians fleeing the war (Getty Images)
Motsi Mabuse and her husband Evgenij Voznyuk have been doing their bit to help Ukrainians fleeing the war. (Getty Images)

She also revealed that her husband has been driving to the Ukrainian border to help collect refugees.

"My husband went to the border, drove there, picked up some people brought them back and I'm supporting dancers now," she said.

Mabuse said that she is helping the Ukrainian dance community, including one dancer who is willing to sell his dance outfits in order to buy a drone for protection.

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"It breaks my heart," she said. "I could literally cry because people are just like, 'I will do anything,' and we are in such a situation where we are watching from the outside and you are thinking, 'How can I help everyone?'"

Mabuse, 40, previously talked about the conflict which escalated at the end of February.

Motsi Mabuse and her husband have taken in his parents. (Isa Foltin/WireImage)
Motsi Mabuse and her husband have taken in his parents. (WireImage)

She told fans that her in-laws were stranded in Ukraine after flights had been halted.

She wrote at the time: "It’s heartbreaking hearing my mother in law crying this morning, afraid and there absolutely nothing we can do. Just sad honestly.

"Our parents have been [told] to go outside and to switch off water and gas! They have no possibility to get to the polish border."

A few weeks before she tweeted: "This cannot be happening!!!!!!!!!!!" before asking for "prayers for Ukraine and the world".

Sharing a clip of apparently segregated refugees she also tweeted: "This is happening !!!! Can we talk about this !!!!!! Saving people according to their skin color!!!!! #AfricansinUkraine [sp]"

As well as judging on the BBC ballroom show, the South African star, who is the older sister of Strictly pro-dancer, Oti Mabuse, is also judge on German TV show, Let's Dance.

Mabuse, who splits her time between the UK and Germany, married Evgenij in 2017.

The couple share one child together.

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