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Oti Mabuse planning to quit Strictly Come Dancing in 2022

Oti Mabuse planning to quit Strictly Come Dancing in 2022
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Oti Mabuse suggests that she will quit Strictly Come Dancing after the upcoming series.

Reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse has suggested that this year's series will be her last on the show.

Last month it was confirmed that the 30-year-old will be back as part of the professional lineup this year despite fears that she could quit after landing a role as a judge on ITV's The Masked Dancer.

Mabuse - Strictly's only pro to ever retain the crown, having triumphed with Kelvin Fletcher and Bill Bailey - has now revealed that she expects to step down after the next series.

"I love to dance and also I love bringing joy to so many people, but I think that [this year's series] will be the last one," she told The Telegraph.

"To be part of a show like Strictly, which is so diverse in every sense of the word, is incredible.

"But honestly as a woman I can't be dancing forever."

The new run of Strictly is due to begin on BBC One at the end of September.

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