Why is Oti Mabuse famous?

Mabuse who is best known for appearing in “Strictly Come Dancing” and “Let’s Dance” is a professional dancer from South Africa. She is currently living in the United Kingdom and operated from there. She won the 2020 “Strictly Come Dancing” with her dance partner Bill Bailey. Bill is the oldest winner of the show. She has also appeared as a  judge in “The Greatest Dancer”.

Quick Info 
Full NameOtile Mabuse
Date of BirthAugust 8 of 1990
Birth PlacePretoria,South Africa
HusbandMarius Lepore
Weight57 kg
NationalitySouth African
Net WorthUS$ 1 million to US$ 5 million

She initially started off dancing in South Africa and later moved to Germany for more shots at having a successful career. In 2014, she made it to second place at “European Championship Latin” and stood third at “World Cup Freestyle Latin” the same year. She was the winner of “German Championship PD Freestyle Latin”. She specializes in ballroom dancing which is a form of dancing that comprises two partners dancing together.

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Where was Oti born and raised?

Oti Mabuse’s real name is Otile Mabuse. Oti Mabuse was born to parents Dudu Mabuse and Peter Mabuse on the day of August 8 of 1990 in Pretoria which is located in South Africa. She completed her bachelor level education from the Tshwane University of Technology and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. After this, she decided to pursue a career as a dancer instead of being an engineer. She has an elder sister named Motsi Mabuse. Motsi is also a professional ballroom dancer. Her zodiac sign is Leo. 


Body Measurement

Oti Mabuse stands 1.63 meters tall and weighs approximately 57 kg. As of December of 2020, she is 30 years old. She can be recognized by her dark eyes, black hair, dark skin tone, and wide charismatic smile. She has an average build. 


Who is Mabuse’s husband?

From 2002 to 2013, she was in a relationship with Keoikantse Motsepe. Oti Mabuse is currently married to Marius Lepore. They got married in November of 2014. Their marriage ceremony was a closed one and only close family and friends attended it. To date, they don’t have any children together. There have been no rumors of divorce or such which states that they are living a happy life together. They frequently post pictures with each other on their social media accounts. 

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Social Media

Oti Mabuse is active on social media platforms like Instagram. She has 544k followers on Instagram, 199k followers on Facebook, and 156k followers on Twitter. Oti Mabuse is very active on Instagram. With her Instagram, we get to see what kind of a person she is. She shares many personal stuff on her Instagram and posts many casual pictures and videos along with posts related to her dancing career. Her Instagram bio consists of a quote saying “live, laugh, love and work hard” which she lives by as she has garnered much success doing so.


How did Oti start her career?

Oti Mabuse started off her career as a professional dancer in South Africa. She participated in various competitions. She won the “South African Latin American Championship” a total of 8 times. After this, she moved to Germany and continued her journey in dancing


Mabuse appeared in “Let’s Dance” in 2015 for the first time in its 8th season. She was paired with Daniel Küblböck. They finished sixth after being eliminated in week 9. In the 9th week, they performed a tango-styled dance to the song “When Doves Cry” and rock n’ roll to the song “Surfin’ U.S.A.” They accumulated total points of 14 and 17 for the two performances respectively and we’re eliminated thereafter.


TV Shows

She made a return to the show in 2016 for its 9th season. She was partnered with Niels Ruf. Unfortunately, they were eliminated in week two of the show and were the first to be eliminated. She started performing in “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2015. For its 13th season, she was partnered with Anthony Gogo. They were eliminated in the third week. They placed 14th and averaged 19.7 points in the season. For the 14th season of the show, she was partnered with Danny Mac. They did well, averaging 36.6 points and placed second in the season.

In the show’s 13th week, they did the quickstep to the song “I Won’t Dance”, show dance to the song “Set Fire to the Rain” and samba to the song “Magalenha”. In the 15th season, she was partnered with Jonnie Peacock. They finished 8th and averaged 25.8 points throughout the season. They were eliminated in the 9th week. In the 16th season, she was partnered with Graeme Swann. They placed 7th after being eliminated in the 10th week. They averaged 26 points.

In the show’s 27th season, she was partnered with Kelvin Fletcher. They were the winners of the season and they averaged 36.4 points per performance. In the 18th season of the show, she was partnered with Bill Bailey. They averaged 33.4 points per performance and were the winners of the season. She is the only professional dancer to win the show twice in a row and only one of two to win the show twice. 

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What is the current net worth of Mabuse?

Oti Mabuse’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 1 million to US$ 5 million as of December of 2020. She makes most of her fortune from being a professional dancer and appearing in dance shows on TV.


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