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Motsi Mabuse says she doesn't take her "responsibility" to be a black woman on TV for granted


As a judge on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, she's a normal face on primetime television every weekend.

And Motsi Mabuse has said that she "understands her responsibility" to be a black woman on TV and stated that she never takes this for granted.

In a frank new interview, she also talks about the Black Lives Matter movement, saying it is important that the conversation continues as "being black is not a hashtag".

Making a mark: Motsi Mabuse has said that she "understands her responsibility" to be a black woman on TV and has stated that she never takes this for granted

In an interview with Women & Home magazine, the 39-year-old dancer spoke about how important it is for her to use her fame forever and her desire for "long-term, sustainable" changes on and off the screen.

She explained, "It's good that people are having the conversation about Black Lives Matter. It's important that this isn't just a trend. Being black is not a hashtag. I want to see sustainable, long-term change, not just talk. & # 39;

Regarding her position as a black TV personality, she added: “I am one of the few blacks in Germany on TV and on the BBC. I understand my responsibility to represent black people and I don't take it for granted. "

Not a trend: In a candid new interview, she also talks about the Black Lives Matter movement, saying it is important that the conversation continues as "being black is not a hashtag".

Not a trend: In a candid new interview, she also talks about the Black Lives Matter movement, saying it is important that the conversation continues as "being black is not a hashtag".

The January edition of woman & home will be available from December 3, 2020

The January edition of woman & home will be available from December 3, 2020

The star also shared her joy in having so much variety on a hugely popular show like Strictly, with herself and black dancers like Johannes Radebe and her younger sister Oti.

She said, “It's very important to have Johannes [Radebe], Oti and me on the show, bring diversity, have dancers from Russia, Spain, China and now a same sex couple. It's great to see this inclusivity on the show. & # 39;

Meanwhile, the star also shared how easy it is to strictly judge her professional dancer Oti, 30, as she has really grown and "proven herself" throughout her time on the show.

Week after week, the German-based beauty presents herself in a series of glamorous outfits. Motsi shares the importance of the effort on television.

Message: "It is good that people are having the conversation about Black Lives Matter. It is important that this is not just a trend. Being black is not a hashtag"

Message: "It is good that people are having the conversation about Black Lives Matter. It is important that this is not just a trend. Being black is not a hashtag"

Candid: She spoke about her position as a black TV personality and added: “I am one of the few black people in Germany on TV and on the BBC. I understand my responsibility to represent black people and I don't take it for granted. "

Candid: She spoke about her position as a black TV personality and added: “I am one of the few black people in Germany on TV and on the BBC. I understand my responsibility to represent black people and I don't take it for granted. "

She said that it is "not vain" to look glamorous, but simply to be "professional", like in the dance world. It's all about the "details".

Motsi was recently forced to isolate herself for two weeks after an urgent trip to Germany when her dance school was broken into, which resulted in her missing two weeks of Strictly Come Dancing filming.

She was briefly replaced by Anton Du Beke, but returned with a bang on Saturday night and looked as glamorous as ever.

Back again: Motsi recently had to isolate for two weeks after an urgent trip to Germany when her dance school was broken into. She returned on Saturday night and looked as glamorous as ever

Back again: Motsi recently had to isolate for two weeks after an urgent trip to Germany when her dance school was broken into. She returned on Saturday night and looked as glamorous as ever

Motsi is happily married to the dancer husband Evgenij Voznyuk and the two share a two-year-old daughter whose name she has never made public.

Last year Motsi announced that she understood the curse Strictly after breaking off her 11-year marriage to break 2014 with her & # 39; best friend & # 39; and being a dance partner together.

Motsi married her first love Timo Kulczak, 42, when she was just 22 years old.

But over a decade later, the couple gave up when Motsi realized she wanted to be with her dance partner Evgenij, who she married in 2017, told The Sun, “Three years later, whoosh! And then I was married.

Family: Motsi is happily married to the dancer husband Evgenij Voznyuk and the two share a two-year-old daughter whose name she has never made public

Family: Motsi is happily married to the dancer husband Evgenij Voznyuk and the two share a two-year-old daughter whose name she has never made public