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26th Aug 2023

Strictly’s Oti Mabuse reveals she’s expecting her first child

Kat O'Connor

Oti Mabuse is going to be a mum.

Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse has revealed she’s pregnant with her first child.

The professional dancer, who has won the competition twice, shared her joyous news live on TV.

The mum-to-be revealed the news on ITV’s Oti Mabuse’s Breakfast Show.

Towards the end of the show, Oti and her husband shared the special news.

She said: “Speaking of things that you didn’t know at home, we have a little something for all of you, we’ve been holding some good news. We’re having a baby.”

Oti and her husband Marius lepure also confirmed the news on social media this morning.

Following their live TV announcement, they posted the news on Instagram.

Alongside the most beautiful photos of the parents-to-be, they said expecting a child is “the best news we could have ever asked for”.


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The pair shared, “Our “yes” year is getting better and better and so is our little family.”

“We feel finally ready and excited to share our wonderful news. This is new for us scarier than swimming with sharks, jumping off cliffs, or even swinging from bridges but the best news we could have ever asked for.”

The parents-to-be said they love their “little bundle of joy so much already”.

They added, “We can’t wait to see what our future will now look like as a family of 3 plus Leo.”

Oti has not yet confirmed her due date but the dancer did hint that she is late into her pregnancy.

“It’s been a beautiful journey so far with close friends and family and nearly over but we have learned a lot along the way.”

“Christmas is about to get even louder,” she teased.