Strictly’s Oti Mabuse showcases her image overhaul after shedding her bouncy locks for stunning pixie crop
She won the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing before Christmas alongside her celebrity partner Bill Bailey.
And Oti Mabuse has changed up her look since her victory, debuting a stunning new hairstyle in a gorgeous selfie shared to her Instagram page on Friday.
The South African dancer, 30, beamed at the camera as she showed off her new elegant pixie cut, which frames her face with a sweeping fringe.
New do: Strictly’s Oti Mabuse has changed up her look since her victory, debuting a stunning new pixie cut in a gorgeous selfie shared to her Instagram page on Friday
She cut a casual figure in a grey jumper decorated with a colourful rainbow and opted for a low-coverage natural make-up palette.
Alongside her sensational snap, she joked that she had been sharing too many ‘dog pictures’ so decided to share a selfie of herself from her home instead.
Oti also announced that she would be making a ‘dance class announcement’ shortly, as she returns with online sessions amid the UK’s third Covid-19 lockdown.
She excitedly penned: ‘Realised I’ve been posting dog pictures which is so not like me so I thought ok I should break the pattern with a selfie and to say dance class announcement will be made tomorrow
Stylish: The South African dancer, 30, also showed off her stunning hairdo when she reunited with Bill Bailey while appearing on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 on Friday
‘hope you’re all in the mood to dance again with some of your favourite online teachers and some new ones too x @otimabusedancestudio’
Even though Oti did not refer to her new hairstyle in the caption, her fans couldn’t help but flood the comments section with compliments for the Strictly pro.
One gushed: ‘Okay but I love this hairstyle on you’
While another wrote: ‘Loving that pixie hair do’
And a third commented: ‘Your hair is gorgeous [fire emojis]’
Oti also showed off her stunning hairdo when she reunited with comedian Bill, 55, while appearing on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 on Friday.
Champs: Her new hairstyle change comes after she won the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing before Christmas alongside her celebrity partner Bill Bailey
Reflecting on his stint on Strictly, champion Bill said: ‘I think people thought I would be a novelty item for a few weeks, a bit of a comedy dancer, maybe a bit of a dad dancer, he’ll be fun for a couple of weeks and then people will think they’ve had enough of this.
‘Week 4 was the turning point really when people thought I could actually dance, it was a bit of a surprise to me. My whole family have been blown away. I think everyone has been a bit taken aback by it.’
Oti went on to gush about the show’s influence, and how important it is for viewers: ‘This isn’t just for us, this is for everyone at home, people need a message of hope, Strictly has been able to do that for everyone, you get to escape.’
After the interview, Oti shared a sweet picture alongside Bill as they sat socially distanced from one another, and she gushed: ‘Back with this king.’
The victory turned Oti into Strictly’s first ever back-to-back champion after she first won the show in 2019 with Kelvin Fletcher.
Working life: Oti shows no signs of slowing down after her Strictly win, as she hosted an Instagram live video, where she announced that she is restarting online dance classes
But Oti shows no signs of slowing down after her Strictly win, as she posted an Instagram live video announcing that she is restarting online dance classes – and will be joined by other Strictly pros this time.
The reigning Strictly pro champion reassured her fans that the classes, which will be available on Facebook and YouTube, will be for people of all ages and abilities.
Revealing her big news, she wrote: ‘Dance classes are back Can’t wait for you all to join us again as we dance with you through this lockdown again.
‘Moms bring your kids for some fun, bring yourselves for some well deserved fun and of you can’t make it that’s okay classes will still be put up on our socials for you to catch up on.
‘We hope to keep you all at home and the kiddies busy and moving Lots of love Oti x’
Oti is also set to join the BBC’s drive to keep the nation fit and healthy throughout the latest lockdown with her own dance sessions aimed at young children.
Boogie time: Oti is set to join the BBC’s drive to keep the nation fit and healthy throughout the latest lockdown with Oti’s Boogie Beebies, aimed to get young children dancing
The former The Greatest Dancer judge will host a series called Oti’s Boogie Beebies from January 18 to get infants on their feet and dancing in their homes.
And she is not the only Strictly face set to keep the nation active while being told to ‘stay home’ amid the latest lockdown, as stars are set to join BBC One’s Morning Live.
Starting from 9.15am on January 25, presenters Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh will be joined every day by a popular Strictly Come Dancing professional.
Strictly judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel-Horwood, and pros such as Amy Dowden, Gorka Márquez and Janette Manrara will get the nation moving with specially designed workouts.
Strictly pros Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice, Anton Du Beke Johannes Radebe and Nadiya Bychkova are also among those set to bring their own flare to the workouts.
Success: Her and Bill’s latest Strictly victory turned Oti into Strictly’s first ever back-to-back champion after she first won the show in 2019 with Kelvin Fletcher
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