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Strictly star Oti Mabuse stuns fans with major hair transformation ahead of 2021 series

The 31-year-old shared her new look on Instagram

Gemma Strong

Oti Mabuse has blown her fans away by unveiling a bold new look on Instagram. The Strictly Come Dancing star shared two snapshots documenting a big change to her hair - and followers couldn’t get enough!

Captioning the post, Oti revealed her transformation had coincided with her birthday on 8 August. She wrote: "Hello 31... 2021 let's have fun," along with a winking face.

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In the photos, Oti can be seen rocking a new statement style, with her natural hair now incredibly short and dyed a reddish hue.

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Her famous friends and fans were quick to comment with fellow Strictly dancer Nadiya Bychkova writing: "Beauty!" and adding a flame and love heart emoji.

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Oti revealed her striking new look on Instagram

John Whaite - one of the celebrity competitors this series - told Oti: "Oh you beautiful soul!" along with four love heart eyes, while Michelle Visage added: "Love this so much." Steph McGovern, Laura Whitmore and Dr Ranj were also among those to comment.

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Oti's fans were no less impressed by her new look. "You look stunning, you should have your natural hair out more often," one remarked, while a second simply wrote: "Yes Queen." A huge number of others left flame and love hearts in the comments section.

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The 2021 Strictly celebrity contestants

Oti is among the 15 professional dancers who will be taking part in the upcoming series of Strictly. And she’ll be hoping for a hat trick; the Pretoria-born star won the 2019 competition with Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher and went on to repeat her success last year, taking home the Glitterball trophy with comedian Bill Bailey.

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Oti and Bill won the 2020 competition

The 2021 series will see some big changes, however. There are four new pro dancers taking to the dance floor this year - Kai Widdrington, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard and Jowita Przystal. Strictly will also see its first-ever all-male pairing with Bake Off star John Whaite confirmed to be dancing with a same-sex partner.

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