Oti Mabuse ‘replaces Rita Ora’ in a new series

Oti Mabuse is reportedly a favorite to replace Rita Ora on the upcoming series of ITV’s The Masked Dancer UK.

The 30-year-old Strictly Come Dancing professional should take part in talks in order to bring in the urgently needed dance skills.

The rumored spin-off show is believed to be a quick replacement for British company Got Talent after it was canceled for 2021 because of the pandemic.


Oti Mabuse is reportedly in talks to appear on The Masked Dancer (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Oti Mabuse ‘replaces Rita Ora’ at The Masked Dancer UK?

Oti is reportedly a firm favorite with judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan.

A source said The mirror: “With her dance experience and her popularity with the audience, she would be perfect for The Masked Dancer.

She would be perfect for The Masked Dancer.

“Everyone really hopes that she will sign.”

Meanwhile, another insider claimed ITV producers were “disappointed” with Rita after she turned 30.

Rita Ora defends her and Davina McCall's outfit choices on The Masked Singer
Rita is currently filming in Australia (Photo Credit: SplashNews.com)

The 30-year-old singer broke the rules during the lockdown to host an intimate birthday party.

Furthermore, she was unable to self-isolate after a trip to Egypt.

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However, a source close to Rita has confirmed that is not the case as the star is currently working in Australia.

ON source close to Rita said to ED !: “It is common knowledge that she is in Australia and will be filming The Voice for the next few months. “

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Rita with her fellow judges at The Masked Singer (Photo credit: ITV)

In addition, an ITV spokesperson said, “We have no comment and reports on this spin-off also remain speculative.”

ED! also asked Otis representatives for comment.

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The news comes shortly after Rita hit Trolle back because she criticized the outfit she and her colleague Davina had chosen.

Speaking to The Sun, she said, “I really think style is a very personal thing.

“If someone doesn’t like something I’m wearing, they don’t have to, that’s perfectly fine.”

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Oti will contribute her dance experience to the jury should she register (Credit: BBC)

In addition, she shared: “The important thing is that I just have to feel safe and how I feel. That’s all that is important to me in my style.

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“I don’t care what others think.”

Meanwhile, 53-year-old Davina was recently told to “cover up” after wearing a bodycon dress on the ITV show.

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