Oti Mabuse’s relationship present Romeo and Duet has been axed after one collection following mounting hypothesis.
The previous Strictly Come Dancing skilled dancer, who additionally serves as a choose on Dancing On Ice and The Masked Dancer, made her solo presenting debut with the ITV programme earlier this 12 months.
The collection noticed singletons attempting to serenade potential companions utilizing their singing expertise.
It’s since been revealed that ITV bosses have pulled the plug on Romeo and Duet, with a spokesperson saying there are ‘no plans’ for a future collection.
They did, nevertheless, add that they’re ‘wanting ahead to working with Oti once more on The Masked Dancer later this 12 months and are actively discussing different tasks going ahead.’
It’s stated the choice to axe the present ‘isn’t a mirrored image on Oti in any method’, and ITV bosses are nonetheless eager to seek out the precise undertaking for her.
‘The sensation was that it wasn’t a case of Oti not being proper for the present, greater than the present wasn’t proper for Oti,’ an insider stated.
‘So lots of our largest hosts have needed to undergo a number of bumps within the street initially of their profession, and that’s how that is seen by execs.’
They added to The Solar: ‘They’re assured that this isn’t a mirrored image on Oti in any method and she’s nonetheless a determine who is way liked by the general public.’
It was beforehand reported the choice was being made resulting from a stoop in rankings, which have been stated to have bottomed out at 890,000 viewers for the final episode.
In the meantime, it appears the 31-year-old skilled dancer – who give up Strictly earlier this 12 months after seven years – may very well be open to a return and she isn’t ruling out a ballroom come again in the future.
She not too long ago stated: ‘Strictly’ has been the whole lot to me and has given me this wonderful platform that I’ve. No, I’m not executed – it nonetheless has a spot in my coronary heart.’
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