In a post published on Instagram, Motsi, 39, shared a picture of herself sitting at her judges table, holding up her 10 paddle while waving and smiling at the camera.
In the caption, the dancer paid homage to all who have worked tirelessly to ensure this year’s Strictly to go ahead, in addition to honouring her fellow judges and her victorious younger sister.
‘I am handing out my own personal 10s!!!’ she said.
Motsi’s first tribute in her caption went to Bill, who she praised for treating the art of dancing ‘with so much respect’, which she knows ‘many dancers’ who watched him will have acknowledged.
‘Such a role model,’ Motsi added in tribute to comedian Bill, who at 55 has become the oldest ever winner on the BBC programme.
Turning next to her sister Oti, Motsi said that she believes her sibling, who is nine years younger than her, made herself and their parents ‘proud’.
‘There is a reason they named you OTLILE,’ she said. Motsi once explained that the name Otlile means: ‘She has arrived’.
The Strictly judge commended the 2020 finalists on their ‘incredible energy’ during the epic series finale, in addition to lauding the professional dancers for the ‘sacrifice’ they made ‘to make this happen this year’, having been separated from their loved ones while forming bubbles with their celebrity partners.
Motsi applauded director of choreography Jason Gilkison, in addition to saying how much of a ‘joy’ it was to judge the competition alongside head judge Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood.
‘We missed you @brunotonioliofficial!!’ Motsi said, before also thanking temporary judge Anton Du Beke ‘for stepping in’ when she was briefly absent from the show, having had to travel back to Germany at the last minute.
Also included in Motsi’s extensive list of thanks were co-presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, who she celebrated for being ‘women supporting women’ backstage.
After paying homage to Strictly executive producer Sarah James and BBC senior commissioning editor Jo Wallace, Motsi emphasised the amount of ‘passion’ that there is behind the scenes on the show.
‘I am telling you the dedication from everyone involved is incredible!!!!!’ she stressed.
‘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.’
Signing off her message, Motsi said: ‘Thank you to you all!! A 10 from me,’ before wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and asking that everyone ‘stay safe’.
Several of her Instagram followers showered her with praise in the comment section, with one person saying she brought ‘so much joy and positive vibes’ as a judge.
‘I agree with every word and you’ve been fabulous too,’ someone else said.
Strictly Come Dancing 2020 is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Credit: Original article published here.