Oti Mabuse’s new show Romeo & Duet will include gay and straight couples in Blind Date-style series

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8 Apr 2022, 12:01

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Oti Mabuse is hanging up her dancing shoes temporarily to host new dating series Romeo & Duet which will have gay and straight couples pairing up to sing their hearts out.

The former Strictly pro is fronting the singing/finding-love show where one single person serenades, yes, you read that right, sings at a potential partner who is behind a sliding door a la Blind Date.

If they like the sound of their voice, they can reveal themselves and team up to perform a duet and hopefully find a spark.

An insider said: “One day it won’t be remarkable that a dating show includes all sexualities.

“ITV has embraced that with The Cabins and Ready To Mingle, but it’s an exciting move for a primetime show on a mainstream channel.

“But all that matters in Romeo & Duet is their sultry singing voices.”

Oti said previously about her new TV role: "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."