Oti Mabuse ‘to return to Dancing On Ice for a second series’


Oti Mabuse is set to return to Dancing On Ice for a second series.

The Strictly Come Dancing pro joined this year’s show as a new judge alongside returning Ashley Banjo, Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill.

Although her first series isn’t over, it’s been reported that bosses are already keen to get Oti back next year.

A source told The Sun newspaper that Oti had proved a “huge hit” with viewers and those working on the show.

The insider shared: “Oti is already very much part of the Dancing on Ice family – she fits in so well.

“She is full of good vibes and just makes everyone laugh. she is so infectious. She’s here to stay hopefully!”

It comes as Oti announced recently she was leaving Strictly Come Dancing as a pro dancer after seven years.

She said: “I can’t put in to words how difficult this decision has been, but I have decided not to return for the next series.

“Dance will always be my first love and to everyone, my family, friends, Strictly fans who have been my support throughout my Strictly journey, thank you for being incredible! You are irreplaceable in my heart and have made every day unforgettable! I love you.

“I will always Keeeep Dancing! and I will never forget my amazing Strictly experience!”

Alongside Dancing On Ice, Oti is also a part of The Masked Dancer panel and will host new dating series Romeo & Duet.

For now, Dancing On Ice continues Sunday nights on ITV.

On the official line up for this year’s show are singer Kimberly Wyatt, popstar Connor Ball, BMX Olympian Kye Whyte, Paralympic athlete Stef Reid, Lorraine’s Ria Hebden and reality star Liberty Poole.

Joining them are rugby star Ben Foden, Happy Mondays star Bez, soap actress Sally Dynevor, pro dancer Brendan Cole, singer and dancer Regan Gascoigne and singer Rachel Stevens.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield host as the contestants take to the ice live together with their professional skaters in a bid to impress the judging line up and viewers at home.

You can watch Dancing On Ice online via the ITV website.