Oti Mabuse has said she ‘burst into song and dance’ when she landed the role on the jury of The Masked Dancer.
At a press event on Thursday, the Strictly Champion, 30, also claimed that while she has experience as a professional dancer, her guesses are “ insane. ”
Mo Gilligan also spoke about Oti on Wednesday at a performance on The One Show, saying she was ‘competitive’ but ‘as good’ as a judge.
Gushing: Oti Mabuse claimed at a press event on Thursday that she ‘burst into song’ after landing The Masked Dancer judgmental role and said her guesses are ‘insane’
During the conference, Oti said he could join the show: ‘When I got a call, I broke out into singing and dancing, I think I was singing something from Wicked, Defying Gravity.
“I flew around with a scarf and said,” I made it! ” It was the best call of my life, I was so grateful to be here and on the panel. ‘
When asked if it benefited her from being a professional dancer, she quickly said no, adding, ‘You know what’s going on? Everyone knows Jonathan [Ross] comes up with these really out of character guesses, I’m the one doing it right now.
“I mentioned a person and the audience looked at me and burst out laughing,” that’s so crazy. ” I may be right, but my suggestions are insane! ‘
High praise: Mo Gilligan also spoke about Oti on Wednesday at a performance on The One Show, saying she was ‘competitive’ but ‘as good’ as a judge
Excited: At the conference, Oti said he could join the show: ‘When I got a call, I broke out into singing and dancing, I think I was singing something like Wicked, Defying Gravity’
Meanwhile, on The One Show, Mo said about Oti, “I knocked on Oti’s door and said,” Hey, okay? I danced a little in college, I did a little Bob Fosse jazz hands, so I’m dancing with you. “.
And she said, “What kind is it contemporary?” and I said “I don’t know! Welcome to The Masked Dancer.”
‘She’s so good, so competitive, but she knows her stuff and it’s so good when you have someone like that, you say,’ oh I believe you did it, you lived the life. ‘
Host Joel Dommett said of the show’s concept, ‘They embraced the folly, I guess, because The Masked Singer worked.
Amusing: When asked about her guesses on the show, Oti added, ‘Everyone knows Jonathan [Ross] comes with these really out of character guesses, I’m the one doing it now ‘
Thoughts: Meanwhile on The One Show, Mo said about Oti, “ She’s so good, so competitive, but she knows her stuff and it’s so good when you have someone like that, go ‘oh I believe it’ ”
‘Where in the past there were traditional faces with stuff, they now have objects, such as zippers and a car wash. We all fell in love with car wash and zip. ‘
During the press conference, Oti discussed how Mo is also a dancer and not only she with experience in the field.
He explained, ‘I studied performing arts and I had to do dance as part of the course.
“I can do a little bit of ballet, contemporary dance and all – I would have been in the Royal Ballet, but I put my knee in it.”
Past Experiences: During the press conference, Oti discussed how Mo is a dancer too, and said he had experience with ballet and contemporary dance
On Monday, ITV unveiled the lineup of new disguises meant to hide stars joining The Masked Singer spin-off The Masked Dancer.
In addition, the station has also revealed that John Bishop, David Walliams and Holly Willoughby will be guest judges alongside the regular panel.
The jury is staffed by the same jury as The Masked Singer – with one exception.
Exciting: On Monday, ITV unveiled line-up of new disguises to hide stars competing in The Masked Singer spin-off The Masked Dancer
Special Appearance: Holly Willoughby will act as a guest judge in addition to the regular panel
Pictured LR: Judges Mo and Davina McCall, Host Joel, New Judge Oti, and Returning Panelist Jonathan Ross
Also appeared: David Walliams, usually behind the Britain’s Got Talent jury, said: ‘I loved being a guest judge on the show. It’s so crazy and fun ‘
Oti replaces Rita Ora to sit next to returning judges Jonathan, Mo and Davina McCall while Joel returns as host.
Oti – who is the reigning pro on Strictly Come Dancing – brings her experience as a judge on seasons one and two of the BBC show The Greatest Dancer.
In the new series, which will run for more than a week, famous contestants will perform unique dances, while covered from head to toe in extravagant, colorful costumes and face masks, allowing the viewers and the star panel to guess their identities.
12 celebrities take to the dance floor to take on character alter egos in an attempt to impress and confuse the panel with their moves.
They dance to their own rhythm: it is beetroot
Whipped cream and rousing viewers in a dance-fueled frenzy: It’s Knickerbocker Glory
Get the crowd going, come on all of you and sing it with me: It’s Carwash
The new disguises include a zip, car wash, beagle and squirrel.
A scarecrow, frog, beetroot, viper and rubber chicken also appear.
Rounding out the costumes are a Flamingo, a Knickerbocker Glory and a Llama.
Holly Willoughby said of participating as a guest panelist, “How the masked dancers are able to perform the moves they do in these costumes is amazing!
Migrate to the dance studio: it’s Flamingo
Tearing up the dance floor: it’s Zip
They push me and pull you across the dance floor: it’s Llama
‘I absolutely loved joining the panel as a special guest and playing detective. You are all in for a real treat. ‘
John Bishop added, ‘I went to the recording of The Masked Dancer, not sure what it would be like, but it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.
The show is crazy – but in a good way – and seeing the video wall with all the viewers and families watching at home gives it an extra spice. It was a really nice evening and I really enjoyed it. ‘
I said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie. To hip-hip hop: here comes Frog
An ex-STRAW dinary mover who’s the best dancer in their field: it’s Scarecrow
Who let the dogs out? It’s Beagle
And David Walliams, usually seen behind the Britain’s Got Talent jury, said: ‘I loved being a guest judge on the show. It’s so crazy and fun that you can’t help but have the best time.
Joel and the other judges made me feel so welcome. However, it is much more difficult than assessing BGT. This is more like becoming a detective! ‘
The Masked Dancer, from Saturday May 29 at 7pm on ITV and the ITV Hub
You’ve heard of the funky chicken: Now meet Rubber Chicken
Will they have snake hips? It’s Viper
Introducing a brand new nutcracker on stage: It’s Squirrel