It won't be long until Strictly Come Dancing will be back on our TV screens, with the first few celebrities recently being confirmed for the 2022 series.
Hollyoaks star Will Mellor, 46, was the first star to be announced, closely followed by former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, 46, who is also set to put her dancing skills to the test later this year.
As Strictly fans begin to get ready for another series of the hit BBC One show, Motsi Mabuse has revealed what it's like to be a member of the judging panel, after she joined the show back in 2019.
Motsi, 41, previously spoke to OK! about what happens behind the scenes on Strictly and which of her fellow judges she's closest to.
Motsi, whose younger sister Oti, 31, was previously a professional dancer on Strictly, revealed that there is "so much love" on the show, and she still gets goosebumps when she's waiting backstage.
"My favourite thing about being on Strictly is just the few seconds [before] the show begins and you can feel backstage everybody's heightened energy. And that live music goes on, every single time, goosebumps. Even now," she told OK!
Motsi continued, saying: "What people actually do not know is behind the camera is that there is so much love in this show. You just feel it the minute you walk in."
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"Everybody's excited, really, front the security to just the lights camera makeup. There's just bubbles and bubbles of love."
The professional dancer went on to open up about her fellow judges – Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood – and praised them all before revealing which she is closest to away from Strictly.
"We do keep in touch with the judges, but mostly I'm connected with Shirley. I think we're in touch all year," the 41 year old said.
She and Shirley, 61, make sure they keep in touch even when Strictly isn't being filmed and have maintained a close friendship since Motsi joined the show in 2019.
"If something's up we just write each other or send a text or even call. So we’re still connected," Motsi told OK!
Preparations for Strictly Come Dancing 2022 are well underway with recording for the launch show set to take place on Wednesday 7 September.
Confirming the news, the BBC said: “The stunning 20th series returns, bringing glamour and show-stopping dancing back to Saturday nights on BBC One – and we’re extremely excited to be able to welcome an audience back to the studio for this year’s shows.”
Bosses have also started to reveal who will be taking to the dance floor this year, with more celebrities set to be announced over the coming weeks.
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