Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, 29, and husband Marius lepure, 37, announced some sad news as they issued a message on the future of their dance show. The Greatest Dancer star admitted it was with a “heavy heart” the married couple have had to postpone their project.
Oti had been keeping her fans updated on social media about their project titled London Dance Nights which featured a weekend of dance shows, workshops and competitions.
However, Oti shared a message with her 409,000 Instagram followers yesterday explaining that their show will be rescheduled following recent government guidelines to avoid mass gatherings following the coronavirus outbreak.
In the statement, the Strictly performer admitted we’re in “uncertain times” and told fans to stay safe.
The couple wrote: “It’s with a truly heavy heart that we announce that London Dance Nights 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
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“The safety of our international and local competitors, performers, staff and most of our spectators is our priority.
“We were honestly looking forward to hosting a spectacular dance weekend but health comes first!”
Oti and Marius continued: “In these uncertain times we urge everyone to help others less fortunate where they can.
“We have been advised to stay at home but let’s pray, help or donate to those who have no home to stay in.
“Or like some in South Africa with no water to wash their hands and those stuck in other countries without the ability to go home.”
Oti captioned the Instagram post: “Announcement! Please do all take care of yourselves.”
Fans took to the comment section to share their thoughts about the news.
One person wrote: “Was so looking forward to it and had booked and paid for two places already. I thought as it’s July we would still have a fighting chance. Stay safe.”
Another fan commented: “So sorry Oti. Take good care of yourselves.”
While a third person added: “Health comes first. Take care Oti and Marius.”
The Strictly star’s post comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to stay indoors and avoid mass gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak.
He said: “You should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.”