Oti Mabuse reveals amazing story behind joining Strictly Come Dancing

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Oti Mabuse has revealed the surprising and inspiring story behind joining Strictly Come Dancing.

The pro performer signed up to the BBC One series in 2015 and last week the channel confirmed that Oti would be back for her second show this autumn.

On Twitter yesterday, the South African dancer told her fans the amazing story of just how she ended up on the dancefloor with her first celebrity partner.

"Here's a story of a random act of kindness that got me my dream job .Helped an Englishman in Germany to order some dinner," she wrote. "Because he couldn't speak German and I basically didn't want him to struggle, met the same man at my hotel the next morning at breakfast.

"Spoke to him just to make sure he was okay and found his way around Germany. Only to find out he worked for BBC worldwide #strictly

"Few months later the producers of the show wrote me in an interest of me appearing on @bbcstrictly"

Oti concluded: "moral of the story: #justbenice it doesn't hurt @bbcstrictly"

The BBC announced the pro line up for this year's series last week with Oti joining her fellow fabulous female dancers Karen Clifton, Natalie Lowe, Joanne Clifton and Janette Manrara.

They're back alongside the marvellous male dancers, Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Aljaž Škorjanec and Giovanni Pernice.

And joining the familiar faces are a trio of newbies: World Champion Katya Jones, Ukrainian Champion Oksana Platero and top Spanish dance professional Gorka Marquez.

Strictly will air on BBC One from September.

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