OTI Mabuse had The Greatest Dancer viewers feeling emotional after she burst into tears of pride in tonight’s semi-final.
The Strictly Come Dancing professional openly wept on stage and had her makeup streaming down her face as she beamed with joy about her dance troupe KLA’s performance on tonight’s show.
The group of schoolgirls performed a medley of latin and ballroom routines with umbrellas to try and win a place in next week’s final.
And Oti couldn’t hold back her emotions as she praised the group for their hard work.
She told them: “I’m so emotional. It’s only because I know how hard it is and I know how hard they’ve worked.”
Her emotions overcame her and she briefly paused before continuing to heap praise on the talented group of youngsters.
She added: “I get so nervous when KLA dances because I know they sometimes can get overwhelmed by everyone.
“They don’t do flips and they can’t stand on their heads and do the jumping jacks that everyone else can do but they dance and they deliver latin and ballroom. That touches me.
“Girls, I am so proud of you, I am so proud of you because you come out and you learn new dances in two days. You push yourselves and you used those umbrellas.
“I love you, never forget that, I love you.”
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Viewers were touched by Oti’s words and her tears for the girls, with one saying: “Oti crying makes me cry @OtiMabuse #thegreatestdancer”
A second tweeted: “Oti crying her little eyes out at KLA has absolutely sent me, please protect them all #GreatestDancer”
Another added: “Oti is so invested bless her. Makeup crew coming to touch up Oti in the break. #thegreatestdancer”
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