Oti Mabuse says landing The Masked Dancer gig was ‘best call of my life’

Oti Mabuse says she burst into song on hearing she had landed a job on The Masked Dancer – declaring it was “the best call of my life”.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, who has twice won the Glitterball trophy on the BBC series, is thrilled by her role as judge on the new ITV show.

Asked how she reacted to the news, she said: “Oh my goodness, I broke out in song and dance, obviously because that is so me, I think something from Wicked.

“I was in my house. I had a scarf, I was flying it around. It was, I think, the best call of my life. I really was so grateful to be here and on the panel.”

Strictly's Oti Mabuse is set to appear on ITV's The Masked Dancer
Strictly’s Oti Mabuse is set to appear on ITV’s The Masked Dancer

The spin-off of The Masked Singer begins at the weekend and runs for a week. This time the audience and judges must guess who the disguised stars are by their moves and clues.

Oti, 30, joins Davina McCall, 53, Mo Gilligan, 33, and Jonathan Ross, 60, on the judges’ panel, with Joel Dommett, 35, back to host.

Mo cheekily accused Oti of pinching his celeb guesses.

The Masked Dancer judges
The Masked Dancer judges

The show is a spin-off of The Masked Singer
The show is a spin-off of The Masked Singer

With a grin, he said: “She did steal as well. She came on the show as Robin Hood basically.”

Oti responded: “We have similar suggestions and Joel always asks Mo before me. I might be right but some of my suggestions are insane.”

Jonathan, who Oti joked was “the ultimate dad dancer”, said: “The clues are more prolific but there are more clues to throw you off.”

Characters include Scarecrow, Beetroot and Carwash.

*Masked Dancer is on Saturday, 7pm, ITV and ITV Hub.

Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/oti-mabuse-says-landing-masked-24193258

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