Oti Mabuse to present new game show The Tower

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 September 2022
Oti Mabuse

Oti Mabuse will present a new game show

Former 'Strictly Come Dancing' pro dancer Oti Mabuse is to present a new game show, ‘The Tower’

Oti Mabuse will present a new game show, ‘The Tower’.

The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional dancer has found a new gig after her previous hosting endeavour ‘Romeo and Duet’ was axed after one series.

According to The Sun newspaper’s TV Biz column, the new entertainment format has been described as “a TV quiz show first” and it is said to be “set in a unique world”.

It is being brought to life by the same production company that delivers hits such as ‘Escape To The Chateau’, which airs on Channel 4.

In an appeal for contestants, production said: “Star of 'Strictly', 'Dancing on Ice' and 'The Masked Dancer' Oti Mabuse is looking for outgoing, lively and knowledgeable teams of two to be part of a TV quiz show first – 'The Tower'.

“Set in a unique world, your general knowledge, strategic thinking and judgement will be tested to the max in this exciting new game.

“Teams of friends, family, colleagues or partners battle to win a cash prize. Be part of something extraordinary.”

The pilot episode will be filmed in Manchester next month and a “major broadcaster” is being tipped to commission a full series.

This comes after Oti’s previous stint hosting ‘Romeo and Duet’ was not renewed for a second series after suitors looking to woo a potential date via Shakespearean serenading failed to become a TV sensation.

An insider explained: “The feeling was that it wasn’t a case of Oti not being right for the show, more that the show wasn’t right for Oti.

“We’ve seen on 'The Masked Dancer' just how her infectious energy and humour works best in a less-scripted, more conversational setting.

“As host of a quiz show, Oti will have the chance to banter with contestants as well as use her presence to hold the show together.

“Everyone is very excited about 'The Tower'.”