Dance like a Strictly pro! Oti Mabuse to teach kids in bbc show

We may all be locked inside during the Coronavirus pandemic, though that doesn’t mean we can’t throw some shapes in our living rooms. 

And Oti Mabuse has come to the rescue to keep us fit, with plenty of fun in equal measure.

The Strictly Come Dancing professional is joining forces with the BBC for a TV lockdown special to encourage kids to dance. 

Oti’s star power has gone from strength-to-strength, becoming a household name after taking home the 2019 glitterball trophy with Kelvin Fletcher, as well as showcasing her mentoring skills as a judge on The Greatest Dancer alongside Cheryl Tweedy. 

Now, the twinkle-toed performer will front new CBeebies show, Boogie Beebies.

It is unclear whether the show will follow the same format as the first two series, which date back to 2004 and 2006, whereby kids would be taught a new dance in each 15-minute show.

Cheryl Taylor, head of content for BBC Children’s, said: “The BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain has never been more relevant than it is now.

“BBC Children’s is here to support parents and reflect the lives of children all around the country in these difficult times.

“We will ensure that despite the huge changes to their lives, we are always here to give them a voice.”

Prior to landing her new show, ballroom champ Oti, 29, has been teaching free dance lessons online with husband Marius Lepure – including a rendition of Cher’s Do You Believe.