Motsi at last week’s Strictly red carpet launch (Image: PA)
Mabuse, a former judge on German spin-off Let’s Dance, is replacing prima ballerina-turned-judge Darcey Bussell, who left the show last year. “I’m looking forward to being entertained,” said Motsi, whose sister is pro-dancer Oti. “I’m looking forward to what the dancers can produce because there has been so much done [by previous contestants] and to top that is going to be so brilliant. So I’m looking forward to the creativity and who is going to make it through. I want to be wowed.”
Most performing in the German version of the show in 2010, Let’s Dance (Image: Getty)
She also told the celebrities that the show is a “marathon” and you need “the strength to keep this going until the end”. “You need to keep pushing your boundaries.
The most important thing I think is to give your all and open up. If you don’t do it, you have no chance.”
The ex-German dance champion is at 38 the youngest judge on a panel that includes Shirley Ballas, 58,