Strictly's Motsi Mabuse says her sister Oti has made their family proud after breaking down over her Bill Bailey win
STRICTLY Come Dancing's Motsi Mabuse said her sister Oti has made their family proud after breaking down over her Bill Bailey win.
Oti Mabuse made history with her comedian celebrity dance partner as he became the eldest person to win the BBC competition at age 55.
The dancer also became the first professional to win the show two years in a row.
The victory was emotional for judge Motsi, who broke down in tears as she watched her sister Oti win again on Saturday.
Motsi shared a photo of herself at the judge's table holding up a 10 paddle on Instagram.
She captioned the pic: "This message will probably be too Long so I will split it up in days lol 😂 !!!! I am handing out my own personal 10s !!! First of all A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to @bbcstrictly Winners 2020 !!!!
"@billbaileyofficial You have treated our art with so much respect I know many dancers who send be messages acknowledging exactly that last night 😘 such a Role model .
"Congratulations @otimabuse As a child you walk into the world and you just want to make your parents proud & yourself . I think you did that and beyond!! There is a reason they Named you OTLILE."
She also thanked the judges and finalists for their hard work in putting the show together in the midst of a pandemic.
The judge continued: "Well done to all finalist the energy last night was Incredible.. To the Pro’s the sacrifice that you all made to make this Happen this year deserves a standing ovation.
"To @jasongilkison and your team I mean wow wow!!! . Thank you @shirleyballas & @craigrevel I can’t put into words how much of a joy it is to work with you … we missed you @brunotonioliofficial ❤️❤️!!
"Thank you @mrantondubeke for stepping in , the love for you was felt. @claudiawinkle & @tessdaly love to watch you backstage woman supporting woman .
"To @sarahjamesface what a woman just inspiring in every level .. @jowallace2002 ❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾Thank you . There is so much passion behind the camera 🎥 I am telling you the dedication from everyone involved is incredible!!!!!
"Producers, camera, Lights, runners , sound , band , costume , logistics, security I meannnn everyone incredible..especially this year .You can’t be on that show and not love it .Thank you to you all !! A 10 from me !!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️merry Christmas, and say safe ❤️love Motsi xxx"
There was a third triumph for Strictly on final night – as the show became the most watched entertainment programme of 2020 at 13 million viewers.
In a statement released by the Acting Controller of BBC One Kate Phillips, she said: "Strictly has provided much needed sparkle to our weekends this autumn and last night's final brought pure joy to over 13 million viewers all over the UK as Bill and Oti lifted the glitterball."
Bill and Oti beat out stiff competition from singer HRVY, EastEnders actress Maisie Smith and Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing.
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