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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Oti Mabuse teases Bill Bailey about his annoying tea routine

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Oti Mabuse wants Bill Bailey to hurry up when he’s fetching a cuppa (Picture: ITV/REX)

Bill Bailey’s nimble moves might be the breakout surprise of this Strictly Come Dancing season, but Oti Mabuse revealed sometimes he isn’t so agile.

In a hilarious anecdote, Oti shared that while the comedian might have mastered the quick step, he’s far less speedy en route to a cuppa.

The fan favourite, as it turns out, is a bit sneaky when it comes to pausing practice for a quick sip.

BBC One’s Gethin Jones asked Oti: ‘A little birdie tells me that Bill likes a break? Does he like a little rest?’

To which she replied: ‘Honestly, he’s started this thing of making tea – it’s not the tea that’s the problem, it’s how long it takes for him to walk to have a sip – he’ll walk the longest route to have a sip of tea.’

But Bill was quick to defend his slow strolls to the kettle, replying: ‘You can’t rush a cup of tea!’



The 55-year-old stand-up and actor, shattered expectations from day one, proving he is as talented on the dance floor as he is behind a microphone.

Bill and Oti have impressed week by week, perhaps no routine was more popular than their epic couple’s choice set to the Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s delight.

The viral performance was so popular it even made a famous fan in Janet Jackson, who praised the duo on a recent live show.

Bill, who is also an accomplished musician, said: ‘I know, it’s extraordinary. This whole experience has been just amazing really. To get the seal of approval from Janet Jackson herself, I would never have expected that. That was amazing.’

Oti, who at one point wondered if the funnyman would take the show seriously, said she’s thrilled with Bill’s success, but had no expectations for him coming in.

She explained: ‘I never expect anything from any of my celebs and I like to let them prove what they can get, and I like to work hard and give the same discipline and respect to everyone.

‘So, when I saw I think the first week, I did a real simple routine and then he got it, I was like, “Oh, I think I might have to adjust and it may be a long season again.”

‘And from that moment I think we had a lot of fun and I knew that it would be a season where I can actually challenge my celeb (with) real hard choreography and it was nice, it’s still nice.’

Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays at 7:15 pm on BBC One.


Credit: Original article published here.

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