Oti Mabuse dances around answering questions on her future on Strictly Come Dancing

By Mark Jefferies

Oti Mabuse has been forced to tap-dance around questions about her future as it appears her Strictly Come Dancing days are over.

On Sunday night the 31-year-old will start work as a judge on Dancing On Ice and she will also front a new dating show for ITV called Romeo & Duet.

Asked if she was returning to Strictly Oti said: “For me I’m just really excited to be here on Dancing On Ice working and doing what I love.

“You know how I am, I work by the rules and there will be an announcement made. I can’t give a tease because I will be in trouble.”

In another interview she later added: “I think for me as a person in entertainment I really want to learn and grow. I want a long career.”

Get all the biggest showbiz news straight to your inbox. Sign up for the free Mirror Showbiz newsletter.

Oti is a judge on Dancing On Ice (David Fisher/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

One person Oti could learn a thing or two from as she starts her new role is Dancing On Ice co-host Holly Willoughby, who has been busy picking out her dresses for the show.

Holly said: “It is one of my favourite days of the year because you suddenly get this floof of fluff and feathers and sequins just appears through my door and I feel like Cinderella for the day.”

While viewers will be keeping an eye on Holly’s couture choices, Oti believes ex-Strictly pro Brendan Cole will be the one to look out for on the ice.

She said: “Brendan was always the one who would get on skates, who would jump over a car or jump off a table, so I think he will take it as an exciting challenge. He was always falling on Strictly and that wasn’t even on ice.”

  • Dancing On Ice launches on ITV on Sunday at 6.30pm.

Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at webcelebs@trinitymirror.com or call us direct at 0207 29 33033.

What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.