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10/01/2022

Oti Mabuse To Host New ITV Dating Show

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Oti Mabuse is to take the reins of ITV's new dating show Romeo & Duet, created, and produced by Goat Films.

Oti will preside over the musical matchmaking as single love seekers stand on a breathtaking balcony and are serenaded by potential love matches that they can hear, but not see.

Romeo & Duet goes into production in January 2022; the seven-part prime time series, due for broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub later this year, gives its singers just one song to entice a singleton down from the balcony. Only then will the two come face-to-face for the first time.

The newly formed couple will then head off on a duet-date to learn, you’ve guessed it, a duet, before returning later in the show to perform that duet in the ultimate romantic love battle; a singing competition against the other couples to be crowned the winners.

Oti Mabuse is already a firm favourite amongst ITV audiences having appeared as a celebrity detective on The Masked Dancer in 2021. In January 2022, she will also take a spot on the legendary ice panel as she joins Dancing on Ice for its forthcoming series.

She said: "I'm so excited to be part of Romeo & Duet. It's always been a dream of mine to host so this is a real pinch me moment, and it's a blessing for me to finally be able to share this news. I honestly can't wait to get started! It’s about love with a little bit of a twist and showcase of talent, it’s fresh and fun, and I hope everyone's going to love it as much as I do. Thank you to Katie Rawcliffe, Mel Crawford and Joe Mace for believing in me and giving me this incredible opportunity."

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