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Entertainment Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse addresses rumoured tension with pro Anton du Beke

16:20  20 september  2019
16:20  20 september  2019 Source:   hellomagazine.com

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MOTSI MABUSE will judge the Strictly Come Dancing stars for the first time tomorrow evening when the BBC series returns. Speaking about landing the role over Anton Du Beke , Motsi When asked about how things were with Anton after he was rumoured to join the judging panel, Motsi insisted

Motshegetsi " Motsi " Mabuse (born 11 April 1981) is a South African dancer who has appeared on Let's Dance, the German version of Strictly Come Dancing.

Anton du Beke et al. posing for the camera: Hello! Magazine © @Copyright HELLO! Hello! Magazine Strictly Come Dancing newcomer Motsi Mabuse has broken her silence over the rumours that there's tension between her and professional dancer Anton du Beke. It was widely reported that the pro - who has appeared on the BBC show since the first series - was tipped to replace Darcey Bussell on the judging panel, which went to Motsi. During an interview with Lorraine Kelly on Friday, the new judge, 38, insisted there are no hard feelings between the pair.

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"It's been fine because I honestly, like I say, they know what they are doing," she explained. "They made their choices. I know Anton for quite a while. I met him and he's such a gentleman. I don't think it's anything personal at all, everyone gets to shine in their different ways." This year, Anton has been partnered up with EastEnders actress Emma Barton.

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STRICTLY star Anton Du Beke flew into a rage after being snubbed for a judging role in favour of Motsi Mabuse - and threatened to quit the BBC show. Sources told how the professional dancer, 53, who was desperate to land the position, flew into a tantrum after the new appointment.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke is apparently fuming and has ‘threatened to quit’ over being passed over for a judge role in favour Motsi Mabuse , according to reports. The professional dancer, 53, had apparently been keen to win the new position and was irate and ‘threatened to quit the BBC

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Of her fellow judges and joining the panel, Motsi said: "I knew Shirley [Ballas] as soon as I came to Europe, almost 20 years. She's a very successful woman in our dance world. The boys I kind of met here, we connected. They were really, really nice. Everybody was very, very supportive." She added: "You come into a new space and first you have to open up and see how everyone is. You go quietly… but the time will come."

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Anton du Beke has appeared on Strictly since the first series

Motsi was then asked about judging her own sister, professional Oti Mabuse, on the show. "I'm going to judge her like any other dancer," she replied. "Oti has done so well here, I'm so proud of her. Me being extra hard, or me giving her extra points would be disrespectful to what she’s achieved. And I never want to do that and of course everybody else, this show is not about me and Oti, it's about everybody else and it’s about being fair to everyone."

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Anthony Paul Beke (born 20 July 1966), known professionally as Anton du Beke , is a British ballroom dancer, singer and television presenter

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has addressed the biggest question about her arrival Motsi addressed the elephant in the room during an appearance on The One Show on Thursday Motsi did mention that she'd point out mistakes if Oti's celebrity partner Kelvin were to make any.

The judge added: "I wouldn't want to jeopardise a beautiful show and go there do all this negative stuff. I'm just happy to be part of the family and I'm happy that I see my family more often. I never see Oti, she was always here. Now I see her quite often! It's great because it's got a family feeling with it."

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