Oti is back for a third year running, having first joined the Strictly family in Series 13. She was partnered with boxer Anthony Ogogo for her debut, but after surprisingly early exit in week two, she turned her focus to victory in 2016. Her second round went more than a little bit better, seeing her go all the way to the final with Hollyoaks hunk Danny Mac, just being pipped to the post by Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton. Could she be climbing the leaderboard even further this year with Paralympian Jonnie Peacock?
To finally see my dreams unfold before my eyes is such an unbelievable feeling
Oti’s also competed in the German version of Strictly Come Dancing, and earned a flawless 40 points in the Strictly 2015 Christmas Special alongside actor Tom Chambers.
Her love of Latin has seen her travel the world, collecting title after title. Not only was she the eight times South African Latin American Champion, she has also achieved an array of titles including World European Latin Semi-Finalist and World Cup Championship Semi-Finalist.
But even with a mantelpiece full of trophies, Oti’s more than happy to make room for the Glitterball…