The Masked Dancer and Dancing on Ice judge will front Romeo and Duet, in which hopeful romantics serenade a potential suitor who is up on a balcony
Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse will play Cupid as she helps singletons find love in a new ITV series.
The Masked Dancer and Dancing on Ice judge will front Romeo and Duet, in which hopeful romantics serenade a potential suitor who is up on a balcony.
The contestant will be able to hear the singer, but not see them, and must judge them on their vocal skills alone.
Having lured down a potential new love by song, the pair will finally come face to face for the first time.
The new couples will then head off to record a duet together, before battling against other singing couples to be crowned winner of the seven-part series.
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Oti, 31, will be presenting a show for the first time, having appeared as a professional dancer on Strictly since 2015, winning the show twice.
She has hinted that last year’s series of Strictly could be her last.
Oti said: “I’m so excited to be part of Romeo and Duet. It’s always been a dream to host so this is a real ‘pinch me’ moment. It’s about love with a little bit of a twist and showcase of talent, it’s fresh and fun, and I hope everyone’s going to love it as much as I do.”
Oti, who married German dancer Marius Lepure last year, was also a judge on BBC dance dating show I Like The Way U Move last year.
Katie Rawcliffe, head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV, said: “Romeo & Duet is a fun twist on the dating show format, and Oti Mabuse is the perfect choice to host this entertaining cross between music and matchmaking.”
Mel Crawford, founder of production firm Goat Films, said: “Oti’s talent has been bouncing off our screens for years. We are delighted to be working with her.”
Production stars this month, and the series will air later this year.
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