Strictly Come Dancing may lose two of its dance professionals after they tell friends they would like to quit next year.
Oti Mabuse, Alijaz Skorjanec are reportedly going to give their notice to BBC in order to allow them to pursue other projects outside of the Strictly Ballroom.
Aljaz, the longest-serving male professional still participating in the competition series, has won one time in 2013 together with Abby Clancy.
Oti is the most popular pro dancer from the series, having won two years in a row with Bill Bailey and Kelvin Fletcher.
The 31-year-old mentioned that in the past, she was looking forward to “starting a new life,”Rumours began early this year, claiming that she would be leaving after this season of Strictly.
The BBC is not yet informed of the plans for the departure of the couple, according to reports.
Silver Screen Beat insider says: “Bosses will worry other stars could follow.”
Oti tried out presenting on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch, but the camera wasn’t rolling. Steph McGovern has been her mentor.
She said: “I’m starting to present and I’m starting a new life. Steph McGovern inspires me most.
“Sometimes when you come into the industry people do feel threatened. They feel this way. ‘Oh you’re trying to take my spot.’ She didn’t. She saw something in me.
“Every time I do her show she goes, ‘We’re going to stay back and you’re going to do my bits and we’re going to practice.’ So she mentors me.
“It’s her show, her time. The whole crew does that, they wait.
“That for me is a hero, she’s an inspiration. When somebody comes into Strictly, I want to be that person who goes, ‘Let me show you the ropes.’
“She’s just showed me what it looks like when women help each other and are not scared or insecure.”
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