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Oti Mabuse confirmed to replace John Barrowman on Dancing on Ice

ITV has confirmed Oti will take John's place as a judge on the upcoming series.

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Published: Wednesday, 22nd December 2021 at 12:01 am

Oti Mabuse, professional dancer and two-time Strictly Come Dancing champion, is officially joining the judging panel of ITV's Dancing on Ice, with her debut set to air early next year.

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The news comes after actor John Barrowman was confirmed to be leaving the judging panel.

"As a professional dancer I have always had so much respect for the skating professionals on Dancing on Ice," Oti said. "It is an exceptional skill that is also so beautiful to watch.

"I'm feeling really enthusiastic about joining the panel alongside the legendary Torvill and Dean and Ashley Banjo. I can't wait to see the celebrities thrive as they learn how to ice-skate and to champion the professional skaters as they create incredible choreography.

"Having been on both sides of the table, I know a little bit about how they’ll be feeling. It's more than an honour and I already can’t wait to join the family."

Oti has been a member of the BBC's Strictly professional line-up for the past six years, winning the show twice, first with Kelvin Fletcher and again with Bill Bailey. She will now join fellow Dancing on Ice judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo on the panel.

Dancing on Ice returns to ITV in 2022. If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide. Visit our Entertainment hub for all the latest news.

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