Motsi Mabuse, a former Strictly Come Dancing judge, has spoken out about her relationship with Shirley Ballas

Motsi Mabuse, a former Strictly Come Dancing judge, has spoken out about her relationship with Shirl ...

Motsi Mabuse, a Strictly Come Dancing judge, has shared information about her interactions with other judges, particularly Shirley Ballas.

Mabuse discussed what filming for the series is like as well as who of her fellow actors she is closest to in an interview with OK Magazine.

"We keep in touch with the judges, but mostly I'm connected with Shirley [Ballas]. I think we're in touch all year," she added, adding that the couple has developed a close connection since she joined the show.

"If something is wrong, we just text or phone each other. We're still connected."

The judge revealed that there is a strong positive vibe on set, saying, "What people really do not know is behind the camera is that there is so much love in this program. You just notice it the moment you enter."

"There are only bubbles and bubbles of love."

Mabuse will take on the judging panel once more along with Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, and Anton Du Beke, who will take the place of long-time judge Bruno Tonioli, who announced his retirement from the program after 18 years.

As recently as the BBC has announced, Strictly Come Dancing will premiere on Wednesday, September 7.

The broadcaster has also confirmed that the live audience will return for this year's program.

"The stunning 20th series on BBC One is returning, bringing glamour and show-stopping dancing back to Saturday nights, and we're immensely excited to be able to welcome an audience back to the studio for this year's shows," the BBC said in a press release.

The cast of the first contestants for the upcoming season has also been revealed, including Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, and Kaye Adams.

BBC One airs Strictly Come Dancing.

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