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Strictly Come Dancing - Series 16

Sundays at 18:00

Show Synopsis

Dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is waltzing back onto BBC BRIT for its 16th series from Sunday 30th September at 6pm.

This year audiences in South Africa will be in for an added treat as the professional dancer line up now champions two of our very own – Oti Mabuse, a former Strictly finalist, and newcomer Johannes Radebe. Together the pair will be able to showcase their African style and flair and get everyone in behind them to show that South Africans are world class dancers.

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Strictly Come Dancing is waltzing back onto BBC BRIT for its 16th series

Team South Africa

For the first time in Strictly Come Dancing history, there will be two South African pros on the line-up.

Oti Mabuse was born in Pretoria and began dancing in South Africa as a young child along with her sister, who is a judge on the German version of Strictly. Oti moved to Germany to push herself as she was the eight-time South African Latin American Champion and wanted new challenges. She has achieved many titles in her dancing career including World European Latin semi-finalist and World Cup Championship semi-finalist. Oti joined the show in 2015, in 2016 she reached the final with Danny Mac in 2016 and last year she made it to Blackpool with Paralympian Jonnie Peacock.

Johannes Radebe is from Sasolburg and is a two-time Professional South African Latin Champion and three time South African Amateur Latin Champion. He is a dancer with the Afro Arimba Dance Company and has also been a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing South Africa for two seasons, both times reaching the final.

He said: "Joining Strictly Come Dancing is one of the greatest achievements of my dancing career. It is such an honour to be chosen to be a part of an incredible cast and be part of one of the biggest shows that is celebrated worldwide. I cannot wait to get started and experience the magic with the UK!"

Oti Mabuse and Johannes Radebe
Oti Mabuse and Johannes Radebe

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