Strictly judge writes her autobiography

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has signed a deal to publish her autobiography.

Finding My Own Rhythm will be out in September. It will tell her story from competing in dance competitions around the world to landing on the judging panel of the BBC show.

Mabuse started out studying law and dropped that to dedicate her life to dance and she ended up moving to Germany.

She joined the German version of Strictly in 2007 as a professional before joining the judging panel in 2011. In 2019 she joined the judging panel on Strictly.

“Taking us back to her youth in apartheid-era South Africa, where she experienced exclusion and discrimination, worked to raise money to compete in international competitions, made the tough decision to give up her law degree and uprooted her life to be with her dance partner in Germany, Motsi shows the determination, hard work and resilience it took to get  to where she is today,” said the book’s publisher.

“In Finding My Own Rhythm, Motsi leads us into the rhinestone-studded world of dance, through the ups and downs, the romances and heartbreaks, the obstacles and adversity, and the long hours and triumphs that made it all worth it, all while staying true to herself and moving to the beat of her own rhythm.”

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