Oti Mabuse reveals she’s been approached to replace pregnant Alex Jones on The One Show

Great news for the pro-dancer!

The Greatest Dancer is set to come to an end tonight, but it’s not all bad news, as it sounds like we might be seeing more of coach Oti Mabuse on the small screen!

The pro-dancer – who has been working alongside Cheryl and actor Matthew Morrison on the BBC dance show – is being lined up to present The One Show.

With presenter Alex Jones, 41, due to go on maternity leave in May, as she prepares to give birth to her second child, Oti, 28, revealed that she was approached by TV executives to take part in the series.

Speaking in a recent interview, she revealed, “They said to me, ‘How would you feel about working on The One Show?'”

“And I thought they initially meant somewhere behind the camera. They were  like, ‘No, to present!'”

She added to The Sun, “Before they had even finished the sentence, I said, ‘Yes, whatever you want! Yes, don’t worry, I will make it work!” They left the room and I dropped to the floor and screamed at the top off my voice.’

The offer is said to have come after Oti impressed the show bosses when she appeared on The  One Show with her co-star Cheryl and discussed racial discrimination.

Bosses were so pleased with her, they reportedly offered her the opportunity as soon as she went off air.

Oti is believed to be presenting her first episode of the show on March 8 and bosses will decide on whether she will fill-in for Alex permanently when she goes on leave.

There’s no denying Oti’s TV career has gone from strength-to-strength since she joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

However, the South-African born dancer has no plans to leave Strictly any time soon, as she sees it as her “home.”

When asked if she thought about quitting following other job opportunities, she instantly responded: “No. Simply no. I wouldn’t. I love Strictly. That for me is home and I enjoy spending time with the professionals.”

She added: “I enjoy teaching. The thing I learnt about myself on The Greatest Dancer is that I really do love to teach.”

And we love to watch you dance, Oti!

 

 

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