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Oti Mabuse is embarking on her first ever UK tour in 2021

One of the most popular professional dancers around, Oti Mabuse is currently the reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion. Appearing on the show for five years beginning in 2015, she won the Glitterball trophy in 2019 with partner and former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher.

What's more, Mabuse has been a dance captain for the past two years on BBC's The Greatest Dancer TV series. She guided solo dancer Ellie Fergusson to become the series' first winner in 2019, along with Latin and ballroom duo Michael and Jowita this year.

Mabuse has won numerous dance titles of her own including eight South African Latin American Championships. She took third place in the World Cup Freestyle Latin competition in 2014.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Mabuse has been dancing with older sister Motsi from a very young age.

In June 2020, Mabuse announced her debut headline dance tour for spring and summer 2021. Called I AM HERE, the show celebrates all of the influences and inspirations that have led her on this journey. It features electrifying choreography plus plenty of jives and sambas performed by some of the world’s most talented dancers.

Read more about Oti Mabuse and her upcoming tour here.

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Oti Mabuse is from South Africa. She was born in Pretoria in 1990.

Yes, she was on the German version of Strictly Come Dancing called Let's Dance for two series in 2015 and 2016.

Oti Mabuse won for the first time in 2019. It was the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing. Her partner was Kelvin Fletcher.

Oti Mabuse was first partnered with boxer Anthony Ogogo. She came in second with her next partner, soap star Danny Mac. Mabuse has also been partnered with Paralympian Jonnie Peacock and cricketer Graeme Swann. In 2019 she won the Strictly Come Dancing trophy with Kelvin Fletcher.

She is launching her first ever solo UK tour in spring and summer 2021. Called I AM HERE, it will stop in 35 cities across the country.