It’s only been a couple of weeks since Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher lifted the Glitterball trophy on Strictly Come Dancing 2019 and now they are set to reunite and dance with one another again. On their respective Instagram accounts, they both shared some very exciting news with their fans.
Oti, who will be back on TV tonight on The Greatest Dancer following her Strictly Come Dancing 2019 win, revealed she and Kelvin will be performing together in New York this summer.
The professional dancer said she’s “very excited” about the news, which will see holiday makers jet to the Big Apple for a “dance extravaganza” with the pair.
Alongside a video of them speaking about the Imagine Cruising event, Oti wrote: “Team Floti on @imaginecruising.
“I’m very excited to announce that I will be teaming up with my dance partner again, @kelvin_fletcher for a very special event with Imagine Cruising in New York on the 13th June.
“This exclusive event is the start of a holiday of a lifetime which will see you fly to New York for 3 nights where you will join us for a dance extravaganza!”
She continued: “We will lead you through a day of dancing, fine dining, glitz and glamour! Before you embark on a 7 night full-board transatlantic cruise on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 back to Southampton.
“Click the link in my bio for more information and we will see you in the Big Apple! #imaginiecruising #imaginewow #imagineonelife #kelvinotinyc.”
Kelvin and Oti were crowned champions of the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing recently, beating Anton Du Beke and celebrity dancer Emma Barton plus Karim Zeroual and professional Amy Dowden.
Oti’s sister, Motsi Mabuse, who was a judge on the series for the first time, recently said she didn’t think the two would win the show.
Appearing on Graham Norton’s New Year’s Eve special, she said: “On the last show I was like Mother Christmas handing out 10s, and as viewers vote, I thought, ‘Let the UK decide’.
“I really didn’t think she would win, to be honest. Because you don’t know what will happen. I prepared her.”
Motsi also told the host how she got to become a judge on the panel, replacing Darcey Bussell.
The mother-of-one said: “When Darcey left, I was in Germany and called my sister to ask what was happening and we were joking that they should call me.
“And then they did! At first, I was like, ‘I am so honoured, this is such amazing news.’
“Then I was like, ‘I don’t want to do it, this is too much,’ then I was like, ‘I want to do it.’”
She continued: “Then, when they called me again and told me I was still in the race, I asked them to send me a text and not call again because I couldn’t handle the pressure.