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The touching reason Oti Mabuse was emotional during dance with Kelvin Fletcher on Strictly

Oti's mum and godmother were in the audience

Aisha Nozari

Oti Mabuse was clearly emotional during her dance with Kelvin Fletcher on Strictly's Blackpool weekend, and it was because Kelvin had arranged for her mother and godmother to be in the audience! It was Kelvin who pointed out that Oti's family were watching her dance on Strictly for the very first time while speaking to Tess, and the moment made for touching viewing as Oti looked visibly emotional as she turned to smile at her mum. The camera then panned to Kelvin's nan, who adorably mimed a score of ten with her hands following her grandson's performance.

Speaking about the surprise on Instagram following their performance, she wrote: "Wow! I don’t even know where to start. Before we did our walk @kelvin_fletcher told me to look over the corner he had a Suprise for me, turns out he brought my mom and god-mom to blackpool My mum has NEVER EVER seen me dance live on Strictly before and I just broke down in tears. The last we were in Blackpool she was training me in the Blackpool championships so today was THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! Not just that but it’s his nan saw him dance for the first time too.... I’m so grateful to be dancing with such thoughtful man."

Oti was clearly emotional during the dance

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Oti has two sisters, Motsi and Phemelo. Audiences will be familiar with Motsi now the professional dancer is a judge on the Strictly panel alongside Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. Oti's other sister is Phemelo, who lives in South Africa. She may not be a dancer, but she's not certainly not without any talent. Phemelo is an MBA graduate working as an engineer. Fun fact: Oti also studying engineering at university before starting her professional ballroom dancing career. The Mabuses are clearly very talented! Emmerdale's Kelvin had plenty of special fans in the audience, not only was his nan able to make it to the seaside town to watch her grandson dance but close friends Lucy Mecklenburgh and her boyfriend Ryan Thomas also made the journey.

Kelvin's nan indicated that the pair were worth scores of ten

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In an Instagram video, filmed from the back of a car, Lucy teased her fans by saying: "So we're going out tonight and I'm going to give you one clue where we're going…" Corrie's Ryan can then be heard humming the famous Strictly tune before adding: "We're going to see our boy Kelvin Fletcher dancing. Go on Kelvin lad." Lucy then confirmed: "We are on our way to Blackpool to watch Strictly!" We're sure Kelvin will be thrilled to have all that support in the audience.

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