Oti Mabuse’s Romeo & Duet ‘axed after one series’


Romeo & Duet has been axed on ITV after just one series.

Former Strictly professional Oti swapped glitter balls for Cupid’s arrows as musical matchmaker for the new show.

The series saw single love seekers standing on a breathtaking balcony as they were serenaded by potential love matches that they could hear, but not see.

Couples were matched based on songs they sing before finally coming face to face and performing a duet together.

Romeo & Duet on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Oti Mabuse. Copyright: ©Goat Films Ltd
Romeo & Duet on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Oti Mabuse. Copyright: ©Goat Films Ltd

Romeo & Duet recently concluded its first run on ITV on Saturday nights but reports suggest it may not return for a second outing.

The Sun claims that ITV chose not to renew the show because “it has failed to find an audience.”.

A spokesperson for ITV told the newspaper: “We have no plans for future series of Romeo & Duet at present.

“But we look forward to working with Oti again on The Masked Dancer later this year and are actively discussing other projects going forward.”

On the show, singletons have just one song to find their match as they sing accompanied by the show’s musical director Vikki Stone and her sensational live band Vikki Stone & The Heartbeats.

At the end of each episode, all the newly formed couples go head to head in a sing-off with each pair performing a duet together.

Ultimately the audience will crown a winning couple who are whisked away for a more traditional date to see if love can truly blossom.

Oti said of hosting the series: “It’s a fun dating show that is crossed with music and singing. Contestants come on hoping to find love, and they also have a love for singing. It’s the perfect entertainment show for the whole family.

Romeo & Duet aired on ITV on Saturday nights.

Catch up with past episodes online now via ITV Hub here.

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