Strictly stand-in judge Anton Du Beke disappointed viewers last night as he mispronounced fellow pro Oti Mabuse’s name.
During his second week replacing Motsi Mabuse, he called her sister Oti rhyming with Totty, rather than ‘Oaty’.
And it really riled up a surprising number of viewers, with many thinking it was disrespectful.
— Anna Mackenzie (@AnnaMac40282584) November 22, 2020
Did Anton call oti otty #Strictly
— Dean LB (@deanosummer85) November 21, 2020
One asked: “Why did Anton mispronounce Oti’s name? Disgraceful!”
Why did Anton mispronounce Oti’s name? Disgraceful! #Strictly
— Alan Speirs (@ronan367) November 22, 2020
Another snapped: “Has he never met her before?”
— Ronke (@purlyqueen) November 21, 2020
Another chastised: “Learn to pronounce Oti’s name ffs.”
Looking forward to Motsi coming back next week. Anton isn’t adding any value as a judge. Stop being Len, dude. And learn to pronounce Oti’s name ffs #Strictly
— Ali is still mostly shielding at home (@Ali_Crockford) November 21, 2020
Oti as in Boaty
Oti as per Botty#anton
— John R. Constable (@JohnRConstable) November 21, 2020
Another viewer fumed: “They’ve been colleagues for YEARS.”
sorry did anton get oti’s name wrong. they’ve been colleagues for YEARS
— parker ✰ (@FIESTAFEVER) November 21, 2020
Anton to stay on as a judge?
Despite the name slip-up, a lot of Strictly fans would like to see the pro join the line-up more permanently.
One fan echoed many, saying: “Anton def needs to be a full time judge next season.”
Anton Def needs to be a full time judge next season #Strictly
— Eddie Boom (@EddieBoom6) November 21, 2020
Love Anton! Like him to stay as a judge! #Strictly
— Carol Hulton (@HultonCarol) November 21, 2020
— BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) November 14, 2020
— Anna-Marie Morozow (@amm91mma) November 21, 2020
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