Strictly newcomer Motsi Mabuse slams Louie Spence over box-ticking accusations

Louie and Motsi

Dont go putting Motsi in boxes (Picture: Getty)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has slammed choreographer Louie Spencer for claiming she was hired because of the colour of her skin.

Reminding everyone that there is already a woman of colour on the show – her sister Oti – Motsi admitted that it was funny to be attacked by someone whom she had never met.

Louie, best known for appearing in the reality show Pineapple Dance Studios in 2010, called the former dance champion a nobody and suggested that current dancer Anton Du Beke would have been better for the job.

Now, Motsi, who will join Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas on the judging panel, has said: It would be really sad if someone chose me for my colour only.

I think a person of colour in any situation should be qualified to do the job. Not just because of the colour of their skin.

Motsi Mabuse

Motsi Mabuse isnt here for your criticisms (Picture: BBC)

Speaking to The Sun, she added: Youre always going to have someone attacking you in some way. But its weird from someone whos never met you, I thought it was funny.



As for who Motsi has her eye on to pick up the Gliiter Ball trophy this year, she thinks it may finally be Antons turn.

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I saw a clip of [Emma Barton] on Instagram and she was turning close to Anton, she said.

And she had the same kind of precision, I thought “ohhhh yes, this is happening”.

Reports emerged that Anton was left devastated when Motsis name was announced over his for the seat on the panel with the 53-year-old Bruce Forsyth doppelganger having been tipped to become a Strictly judge for years.

But 38-year-old